Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Faced with so much vague, irrational bluster, what the Republicans -- and America -- need, I write, is a candidate who can blend the mystical and the budget-mathematical.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
A Khmer Rouge leader says he did it all -- like killing a quarter of Cambodia’s population -- for “social justice,” as I reflect in today’s column.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
In today’s column I note that libertarian writer turned rock musician Andrew Kirell sees some libertarians turning toward Bernie Sanders, who scares Rand Paul but inspired poetry from Allen Ginsberg.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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).
Monday, February 22, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
P.C. is just one of many ways that the fragile and the brutal alike end up detached from reality and wallowing in groupthink, I write.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Like gamers and Twitter-users, citizens in general may demand ever-stupider politics until the robots kill us all, I write.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
This year brings seven major superhero films, starting with Deadpool, and it will be interesting to see how that character’s success changes things, I write.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
I write of fourteen things I love, sort of, relating to sex or gender. Again, I say sort of. I blame politics (and in passing bid farewell to kindred spirit William Tucker).
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I write of Sanders and Trump winning in New Hampshire, which is a bit like having Triumph the Insult Comic Dog win and poop all over those more fragile traditions that were liberalism and conservatism.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
I write of how patterns appear to hold until they don’t, as with the U.S.’s formerly-important pattern of wanting fiscally-conservative presidents and big-spending legislators.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Rubio being seen as faring badly Saturday night contributes to a last bit of hope for the three governors in the GOP race, but I still just want Trump (and the racists who love him) out quickly, not a protracted battle, I write.
Friday, February 5, 2016
The meaning of “progressive” has changed, I write in today’s column, after last night’s Clinton/Sanders throw-down.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
There are only five major-party candidates who are still viable post-Iowa, I write today, and all of them seem pretty bogus at this point.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Whether it’s Cruz, Trump, or Obama, potential U.S. presidents are always in some way weird hybrids, I write in today’s column.
Monday, February 1, 2016
I lament possible Iowa caucus outcomes today in my daily column while recognizing that rallying around Ted Cruz is probably the only hope for anti-Trump Republicans.