Politics and its Discontents: A Sad Anatomical Fact

This is what happens, boys and girls, to those who have had their head up their posterior for more than the recommended duration: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Some Americans Sure Do Love Their Ignorance

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz says we should follow the scientific evidence about climate change, and then goes on to ignore it with confabulation and obfuscation. In Cruz world, it is all just a cover for the government’s desire to have total control over everyone’s lives. Some Americans sure do love and embrace their ignorance, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Send In The Clowns

No! Wait! Cancel that order! Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Am I Wrong To Feel Contempt For The Unhinged Right-Wing?

You decide. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Patterns

Hmm… do I detect a pattern emerging here and here and maybe here? Just wondering. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: As The Republicans Desperately Seek A New Political Religion

…they would be well-advised to read what, in my view (and I know many would disagree) is one of the greatest American novels ever written, John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, the story of dispossessed Mid-West farmers seeking a new life in California. Like all truly significant works, the novel offers penetrating insights into the human ...

Politics and its Discontents: Yet Another Threat To America!

Judging by the discernment levels of many Americans, I guess this dire warning by washed-up action hero Chuck Norris and his wife about the threat to America posed by Obama’s re-election will galvanize people: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Ward, I’m Worried About The Beaver

In this complicated world filled with dire threats ranging from rapidly-escalating climatic disasters to unprecedented rates of marital discord to street (and theatre) violence that leaves everyone feeling more vulnerable than ever, I’m sure many Americans pine for the halcyon days of tranquility and simplicity epitomized by that classic family show, Leave It To Beaver. ...