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August 23, 2017

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It’s Time To Invoke the 25th Amendment

Sweet Jesus, somebody pinch me. I can’t believe this is happening. Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump stood in front of the press and the nation and had what can only be described as a total meltdown. For 77 minutes, the man raged at the media, the Democrats and the judiciary. In a paranoid frenzy, he blamed

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

They Knew Exactly What They Were Doing

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” — H. L. Mencken There is

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

Unprecedented

When historians write about the 2016 campaign, they will likely look back on this third debate as the moment Donald Trump hopefully committed political suicide on national TV. His answer to one of the easiest and simplest questions ever posed by a moderator wasn’t just beyond the pale, as one Republican called it; it was

Hillary Said What Needed To Be Said

Let’s be clear here. Hillary Clinton did not misspeak at her fundraiser when she said that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist and Islamophobic. In fact, she left out misogynistic. Anyone who has been paying close attention to Trump’s rallies and the general tone of his campaign and is honest with

September Rain

It was about 30 years ago and an unknown comic by the name of Andrew Dice Clay was appearing on stage at Dangerfield’s in Manhattan. He was part of an HBO Young Comedian’s special. For those of you not familiar with the Dice Man, I’ll be as delicate as possible. He was the one who

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