What will Americans learn when they find out 3,000 politically flammable ads they saw on social media were generated by 470 fake accounts, all originated by Russian KGB agents? Nothing. Americans love an echo chamber. And that is what Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and whatever other social media are out there have become. It’s a series […]
The United States needs a citizen-based military. The worst political mistake any American commander in chief ever made was ending the draft. All U.S. citizens should be called to duty. There, I’ve said it, and my fellow liberals can clasp at their Pachuca beads in alarm, but I honestly believe it. And retired Gen. David […]
Ken Burns’ “Vietnam” series on PBS has attracted a surprising amount of attention in the social media and from left-wing critics. Here’s a hint: If you’re a fan of Salon, Slate, MSNBC or Rachel Maddow, ignore what they say about “Vietnam.” The series is spectacular, bold, honest, tragic, and heart-wrenching. (This is just a wild-ass […]
The recent events in Charlottesville and the movement to remove confederate memorials across the South have again inspired confederate apologists to cry, “It wasn’t about slavery!” Oh, but it was. For generations we Americans have been taught that the American Civil War was a bloody disagreement over states’ rights. Something about tariffs, and Northern fabric […]
“I’m not ready to make nice,
”I’m not ready to back down
“I’m still mad as hell, and I don’t have time
“To go ’round and ’round and ’round
“It’s too late to make it right
“I probably wouldn’t if I could
“’Cause I’m mad as hell
“Can’t bring myself to do what it is
“You think I should…”
Gorman uses a pathos-laden narrative to try to portray a creative, bi-partisan attempt to fund badly needed improvements in health care, infrastructure, and education as something nefarious.
For all of (Trump’s) adoration-soaked, flag-draped rallies, for all of his whipping up of racists and other losers into frenzies of violence and just plain stupidity, he forgot to give his legions the two things he truly needed to take over the government: Guns and organizational leadership.