Winston Churchill once said, “history will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” Now, Churchill was a pretty good (amateur) historian, and he did write a lot history (as well as making it), but history has nonetheless not been kind to him.
First of all, Daily Kos’ Denise Oliver Velez has a great rundown of The New York Times’ 1619 Project right here. So go read that after your eyes are done adjusting from the supernova explosion in Newt Gingrich’s shorts, courtesy of The Nation’s sports editor
Here we are again. Let’s hop on into the not-so-wayback machine, and take a quick look at the political stories and events we were obsessing over, and parsing importance as we went about our daily lives on that day. August 19th, 2016 In the throes
Welcome to what I hope will become a daily feature. This carnival we call the Trump Presidency is like an out of control merry-go-round, shit being thrown off in every direction at 100 mph. By the time the 6:00 news rolls around, you've completely forgotten
While I’ve spent the last couple days writing about events in Spain, it’s important to remember the other major separatist/independence news story: Kurdistan. So, while Catalonia engages in am organized “work stoppage” (to avoid restrictions on official “general strikes”), let’s take a look at Kurdistan.
Things are… not going well in Spain right now. How to breed an infertile, mentally disabled king, who soils himself regularly, and sparks a regional war with his death. First, a little history. Some three hundred years ago, what is now that little pointy bit that
Today, Sean Spicer declared that Assad was worse than Hitler, because the latter “didn't even sink to using chemical weapons”. That’s wrong for one really big, really obvious reason: the Holocaust. But even if we give Spicer a little more benefit than he deserves, and
MoDo celebrates Easter as always: a turn at stylish whining. “Good Riddance, Carrie Mathison” This “Carrie Mathison” is the lead character, played by Claire Danes, in the “Homeland” television series. Here's the core sentiment, dressed up as a logical argument: “The problem is that [corporate
Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln! When Lincoln anniversaries come around I sometimes enjoy comparing the views of the first Republican president to the Republican party of today. Tax policies offer a stark contrast. Lincoln supported progressive income tax structures that asked the rich to pay their