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 were injured. It’s a tragedy, to be sure. British PM

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 so many people seem relieved by that fact. I mean,

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, if you believe that threatening Muslims and taking away their

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 terrorists stronger. That’s what they feed on; there’s a reason

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 aside your whining about your pet issues that most other

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 head to the front door to get the paper. Now,

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 September 11, 2001, but because we seem to forget about

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 many of their perceptions of Obama’s positions on issues, and

Padilla Found Guilty on All Counts in Terror Case – washingtonpost.com

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 system created by our founding fathers, and embodied in the