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Live-feed from ‘How To Stop the Empire’

This being the first day of the Trump presidency, it seemed as auspicious a time as any to premiere my latest iteration of my one-man play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB–THE PRESIDENT TRUMP EDITION. I was unable to book a gig today, January 20th, because, well, I have a sort […]

The economy Trump inherits

“For a three-year stretch from 1983 to 1985 during the heart of the Reagan boom, growth in the U.S. economy averaged over 5.5% per year. These two periods were unusually strong, but they show what the U.S. economy can do with the right policies. By contrast, growth in the U.S. from 2007 through 2013 averaged 1% per year. Growth in the first half of 2014 was worse, averaging just 0.95%.”

HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE –the Trump era reboot

We are now in the Trump era. Even if the folks attempting to tip over Trump by begging electors to vote against the state totals, we will never be able as a nation to escape what has been wrought on us by this election. And I suspect all attempts to reboot the election will fail. […]

Help Craig Spector

Last year I wrote a blog post based on a Facebook article by Craig Spector. He’s a working novelist and screenwriter at a fairly remunerative end of the income stream for said folks (He earns more than the median income of such folks, which is in the high four figure range). He was writing about his enrollment in […]

Bernie’s DNC platform dustup

I want this to be really short, because I want to focus on the Omar Mateen story again. For those joining us late: I have made no secret for my advocacy of having a President named Bernie Sanders. While there are stories out of California that the actual ongoing counting of absentee and provisional ballots […]

Orlando 2016 massacre

It’s been over 48 hours now since a shooter named Omar Mateen walked into the Pulse (a gay bar in Orlando) while armed with an AR 15, explosives, and lots of ammunition. He had gone to the bar on ‘Latin Night’, a highlight of  the week leading up to Gay Pride week. The sequence of events […]

The Battle of Fallujah claims another victim

This is the story that flashed across my FB feed a few mornings ago. It had all the tear-jerk potential that you’d want in a story from Fox News 10 (the affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona). To be fair, Fox isn’t the only entity picking this story up and we’ll get to that later. Anyway, to cut to […]