This isn’t exactly earth-shattering news. Earth-shattering news would be Donald Trump getting a good night’s sleep for the first time in 10 years, realizing he’s been acting like a drunk pelican with a Hot Pocket stuck in his throat for most of this century, conceding the election, apologizing profusely to Joe...

  • June 4, 2021

Is US progressive politics, especially in cultural issues, incapable of attracting majority support. Not so much in terms of the usual self-fulfilling marginalization, but there are absolute limits to the mutability of moderate ideologies in  order to build working majorities. In these conditions, it seems almost certain that tit-for-tat will...

  • April 3, 2021

I have to admit, I always forget about my War on Christmas obligations — which include buying the “Fuck Christmas!” cookies and hanging mistletoe over the latest amalgam of carbon atoms and flop sweat passing itself off as Rudy Giuliani — until I’m reminded about the importance of the season by...

  • December 18, 2020

I’m not religious. You might say I’m an agnostic with Buddhist leanings — but most people would just call me a heathen. And that’s fine with me. I was raised Catholic, and I’m aware that there’s a campaign called Catholics Come Home, but at this point returning to church would feel...

  • August 8, 2020

How farcical is Trump making his reign.  x Trump starts his rally by saying liberals don't want Thanksgiving to be called Thanksgiving— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 27, 2019 x Thanksgiving? We're too busy trying to give everyone healthcare, a good education, housing, a living wage and a clean environment to...

  • November 27, 2019

If you watched the Canadian debates on television, you saw an ideological cross-section similar to the US, including anti-immigrant nutters, reactionary crazies and barely a hint of plurality. Some predicted a minority government with some form of coalition. UPDATE: CBC has just announced that the Liberals have won with a...

  • October 22, 2019
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