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March 18, 2018


Shitholers Of The World Unite

My people traversed the Atlantic from Ireland. Despite being of the palest of pallor, they arrived here not even thought of as white. You see, Irish people were considered dirty. Lesser than. The other. That’s why my predecessors changed their name from O’Kane to Caines. To better hide their history and assimilate among the bigots

Bono, Chastain, And Outrage Addiction In The Age Of Twitter

Okay, so a pair of famous people have been excoriated on social media recently. One for saying something stupid-ish, and the other for not being more thoughtful at a photo shoot. I am now going to take on these two issues one at a time. 1) First, Rolling Stone just printed an interview with Bono

Why the Alt-Left Isn’t the Answer To the Alt-Right

Normally I don’t follow the entertainment world much, apart from deciding which movie I want to see or album I want to download. For one thing, I truly don’t care what any of them have to say. It’s nice that George Clooney thinks that Darfur is an atrocity – and, for the record, it is –

Even David Duke Knows Who and What You Are, Mr. President

Let me be as blunt as I can here, Mr. President. You are a coward. There, I said it. I could’ve chosen any noun or adjective to describe you: ignorant, stupid, incompetent, childish, conman, opportunist, fraud, sexist, racist, they all apply, especially the last one. But coward suits you best. You can run, sir, but

What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

I was wrong. I thought we were in agreement on the Big Things, and the fights and debates were about details, the how-do-you-get-there stuff. I thought we were on the same page about what America IS and what America is FOR. I was wrong. I was wrong—and I think that’s why this election has been

Running On Empty

Robert Christgau took the words right out of my mouth. This situation is not conducive to anyone’s coherence including my own, hence my decision to bullet-point a reaction piece that was going nowhere slowly. Of course, the end of the world as we know it isn’t conducive to coherence either. Several times over the last

It’s On Us

People are going to look for someone to blame for this. Hillary wasn’t a good enough candidate. The republicans offered too little resistance in the primary. The media did a piss poor job of reporting on Trump. Wikileaks, Comey, etc. All of that may be true. However, on this awful morning for those of us who

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