Category Archives: mainstream media

‘Your people I do not understand’


On Sunday night the Eagles won their first Super Bowl and there was joy in Mudville, a.k.a. South Philly. I could hear the revelers from my bedroom window, hooting and honking car horns, breaking glass, rejoicing. Reminding the world that … Continue reading

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A big victory for vile but discreet


Last week, after Roy Moore lost the race for a Senate seat in Alabama, I wrote “Old-guard Senate Republicans don’t like over-the-top vile. They like guys who are vile but discreet.” In other words, they prefer colleagues who are like … Continue reading

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Why Comcast sucks, in case you need a reminder


The Swamp Rabbit and I were weatherproofing his new shack in Tinicum Swamp and discussing the repeal of net neutrality rules. There is no end to a plutocrat’s money lust, I said, or to an oligarch’s lust for power. “What’s … Continue reading

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If vile goes out of style, Trump is toast


The question for Roy Moore was “When was the last time America was great?” He replied: I think it was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery — they cared for one another…. … Continue reading

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Another day, another new low for Trump


Let’s say you’re one of the Navajo veterans of WW II who used your native language to create coded messages that the Japanese military couldn’t possibly figure out. You survived battles in the South Pacific, where Japanese soldiers usually fought … Continue reading

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I do not recall, y’all


My hard drive died last week, just like that, as if my laptop had had a heart attack. It’s the ideal way to go if you’re old — boom, lights out, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Except that the … Continue reading

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Mass shootings don’t faze gun freaks


From a New York Times editorial published in 2015, soon after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA: …Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for … Continue reading

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