I sing of myself. He who hears my song and listens to its deep, comes to know my center-me is           lost. I sing release which does not come. I sing to ease distress. I sing my sickness, weep my...
At first glance, it may seem that the religious right's obstinate support for Donald Trump is the starkest example to date of fundamentalism--or rather, Christianism--in its most unacceptable form. Indeed, with it becoming more apparent that Trump is in...
I live in Wilmington, NC. Nice beaches just a few minutes' drive away, warm weather, college town ambience in some areas. And lots and lots of racism, both overt and (barely) under the surface. And, like so many other cities,...
I expect just about any level of idiocy from Matt Gaetz (R-Beer Bong). He's the idiot who cribbed garbage conspiracy theories from Reddit for a House amendment calling for the prosecution of Hillary Clinton and James Comey. He's the lunatic...
I'm not a huge fan of Ron Perlman the actor. I liked Hellboy, hated Alien: Resurrection, and haven't watched Sons of Anarchy because I think the title is pretentious (I understand it is excellent, so likely a bad decision...
If Donald Trump didn't have a stroke in November, he'll have one now, when he finds out his BFF Vladimir Putin has dissed him. Holey moley. Here's what Putin said on Russian state TV. Daily Mail: “We are exiting the...
Everything I know about police, criminals, etc does not come from Law and Order -- which is actually a good thing, as it turns out. One thing I know from experience: most murders have a personal component. And it seems...
The Sturmabteilung, or "brownshirts," were formed as the Nazi Party's first paramilitary group. They protected Nazi officials, including Adolf Hitler and Erich Rohm, fought with the paramilitary groups that opposed them, and intimidated Romani, trade unionists, and especially Jews. Donald Trump,...
Political pundits in Russia are declaring that the nationwide protests on racial killings and police brutality are to Donald Trump's benefit politically. They have advised him to "wait it out" and exploit the situation to his advantage. You can't...
Charlie Pierce is arguably the best political commentator in the country. He's far and away my favorite. He brings to his political writing a depth of knowledge of history and literature, which coupled with a keen intellect, a killer...

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