Please indulge me in a brief sports analogy to lead into the main story. You all know I'm a native Chicagoan, and I was home for all six of my beloved Chicago Bulls world championships. And I saw something watching...
The whole world, especially the punditry world is aflutter with Vlad the Imp's pronouncement that he was placing his nuclear forces on high alert. Following the credo of my patron saint, Jon of Stewart, If you smell bullshit, call bullshit, I'm...
Once is an accident. Twice is a habit. The third time is a fetish A little while ago I wrote an article in which I touched on this subject, but now I think it's time to revisit it, and put...
The young hero of the right-wing may go scot free due to a procedural screw up. It has happened before. Here's the Cliff's Notes version of what has taken place. First, legal experts have opined that the prosecution seems...
Shades of Perry Mason. You don't see this everyday. Kyle Rittenhouse was asked to describe the scene leading up to his shooting three people, two of whom died, in Kenosha, Wisconsin during the George Floyd protests. He came unglued...
This will be brief, I promise you. Lawrence O'Donnell just had a magnificent segment on The Last Word, in which he interviewed Jerry Blackwell and Steve Swisher, the two lead attorneys for the prosecution in the George Floyd murder...
This is not normal. In most major trials involving heinous crimes both sides end up engaging in what is commonly known as The battle of the experts. The prosecution trots out the best the state has to offer in that particular...
Here is yet another exhibit to my ongoing contention that conspiracy theory leading to two concurrent narratives of reality is the toxin that is going to destroy this country. Right now, the GOP seems to be hell bent on...
I wrote previously about all of the possible changes to upcoming investigations and trials concerning police officers, especially white police officers, involved in the killing of unarmed black men and women. But there is one almost veratrin change out...
Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Just three simple words. But with those three simple words, George Floyd's daughter was right, her Daddy changed the world. Following the verdict, a common complaint from pretty much everybody from activists to commentators to social justice experts...

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