Trump and the London Terror Response

First of all, my heart goes out to the people of London this morning, after a series of attacks by assholes who claim affinity with extremists last night.  As of this morning, seven were killed and about 50 or so … Continue reading

Good Thing These Terrorists are White

I tried to tell you this would happen and it’s happening. There are so many images swirling around about this armed standoff in Oregon, but the one I can’t get over is the fact that these are white people and … Continue reading

America the Irrational

If you have virtually any fear at all that a brown-haired, bushy-bearded “terrorist” is about to stand in the town square and explode a bomb or enter the area and start shooting, you really need a clue. Just. As importantly, … Continue reading

Dear America: Get a GRIP!

Okay, folks, stop with the hysteria. Fear in the wake of the Paris tragedy is not helpful in the least. I mean, we did this before, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and all we did was make … Continue reading

Why Are So Many “Progressives” Helping Citizens United Win?

I am so tired of having to write this sort of piece. I need to be in full campaign mode, as does everyone else who calls themselves either "liberal" or "progressive." There's a point, every other year, when you put … Continue reading

Toward Smarter Airport Security

When I worked in Washington, DC, every once in a while I would have to go to New York on business. I was encouraged by my firm to fly “because it was easier,” but I always drove, especially after the … Continue reading

Eight is Enough: There is no Winning in Afghanistan

This past Sunday morning, I woke up and immediately started reading the news. It's been a habit for years. It’s a habit I’ve had since I was in my teens. In the old days, I would wake up and immediately … Continue reading

Today is September 11. Now Bring Our Kids Home!

Today is September 11. And if one more person reminds me to remember the goddamn date, I think I'll go nuts. And not because we should forget what happened, and forget the innocent people who were lost to us on … Continue reading

Stop Jerking That Knee and Become a Skeptic!

I can’t tell you how many times in the last few weeks I’ve heard from another liberal about something Barack Obama supposedly said that was apparently outrageous or scary or somehow out of character. Liberals are often absolutely hysterical over … Continue reading

Padilla Found Guilty on All Counts in Terror Case –

I know the Bushies will never see things this way, but could we please get real here? Several men were given counsel, tried in a court of law and convicted of being involved in terrorist plots, thus proving that the … Continue reading