Monday, February 29, 2016

“Witch Way Home” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

My native New England has its rationalists and reformers but also, as the creepy movie The Witch captures beautifully, its seventeenth-century dark side, I write.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“It Takes a Villain” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

Hillary Clinton is evil and corrupt, as is Donald Trump, and this is no accident, I write (and I note therein, as I do here, that I was in two recent Lucy Steigerwald podcasts, one on fascism and one on the related topic of Star Wars).

Thursday, February 18, 2016

“The Common People” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

H.L. Mencken joked the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard -- and as I write in today’s column, sometimes it’s fascism, Trump, or even Pere Ubu.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

“Libertarian BS and DTs” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

I write about a few libertarians who are so far out on leftward and rightward fringes -- well, that they end up sounding like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump supporters, sort of like New Hampshire residents.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

“Abandon Democracy” by Todd Seavey on SpliceToday

It’s not just Rand Paul’s departure from the presidential primary that leads me to urge abandoning democracy in today’s column. It’s the fact that government in general is humanity at its worst.