Category Archives: politics

Entry 688: Goodbye, Columbus

In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, many municipalities across the country are now reassessing their statuary, looking closely to determine if any of their monuments are offensive to anybody. New York City, for instance, is forming a committee, according … Continue reading

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Entry 687: Speaking Out Against Free Speech

I have always supported free speech. Perhaps this stems from my days as editor of The Campus, the student newspaper at John Adams High School in Queens. It was during the height of the Vietnam protests, authority was being questioned … Continue reading

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Entry 684: Share this Post or Else

My fellow Americans, Lately I’ve been thinking that I should bomb the hell out of Comcast headquarters. I’ve come to this conclusion not because of anything Comcast has done to me personally. I don’t even have Comcast as my terrible cable … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: The End of Our Democracy

The last weekend of July may have been the last weekend of our democracy. That’s when President Donald Trump launched Trump TV. Now, to be fair, he started on a small scale: one “real news” show hosted by his daughter-in-law … Continue reading

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Entry 671: Curing Health Care

After weeks of secretive brainstorming, Senate Republicans have revealed their 142-page Better Care Reconciliation Act, the unawaited sequel to the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act, itself a reboot of the Affordable Care Act. It’s kind of like the Transformers … Continue reading

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Entry 668: Maybe It Really is All a Game to Them

Last Wednesday America was introduced to yet another lunatic with a gun, and we were treated to a rare instance of bi-partisan accord in Congress when just about all of our elected representatives were able to agree that they didn’t … Continue reading

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Entry 661: Totally Trumpian

The headline read: “Trump’s budget to include draconian cuts in major area.” I hate click bait headlines. They make me feel manipulated. In this case, I simply refused to click through for the answer to the obvious question: “Is there … Continue reading

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