Tag Archives: LBJ

GOP treason–not a new phenomenon

You probably already know the story–46 Republican Senators co-signed a letter to Iran’s political leadership written by Arkansas’ own Tom Cotton. The letter essentially tells the Iranians that any deal they make with the Obama administration will not be acceptable to the Senate (meaning it won’t be passed), and would be overturned by Obama’s successor if […]

Re-birthing a play: Goodnight LBJ

In case you’ve been wondering,  I’ve been reworking an old play with my longtime friend and Viet veteran Richard Randig entitled GOODNIGHT LBJ. It’s a monologue/autobiography/rant in support of those who’ve been sent off to serve in lost causes. Will be posting about it on my blog in the next few weeks. The play is […]

Monday is War Tax Day!

It’s that time of year again–I’ve gotten a bunch of e-mails from my peacenik friends asking me to join them on the steps of the Post Office (or wherever things are happening) to remind hapless individuals paying the IRS on Monday exactly what their money is going for. The go-to source for me is the […]

Don’t know much about history–Stories I told you about first

Back in January, I posted a story here  about the LBJ Library’s release of information about the theft of the 1968 Presidential election. Specifically, I was reporting that the information released confirmed that Richard Nixon sabotaged the Paris Peace Talks in 1968 in order to win the election. He sent information via intermediaries to the […]

Don’t know much about Statistics, either

Once upon a time, there was a man named John Williams. He wrote the music for the Star Wars movies and became quite famous. This is quite unfortunate for the John Williams I’d like to tell you about today. The John Williams I’m writing about has no aspirations to music as far as I know. […]

Still don’t know much about history: III

In 1968, Republican operatives working on behalf of Richard Nixon persuaded the South Vietnamese delegation at the Paris Peace Talks to turn their backs on an otherwise acceptable peace offer in October. The goal was to deny the Democrats a chance to claim a peace settlement in the war prior to the election.  Nixon went […]

Entitlement cuts and other con games

So thanks to reporting in Politico (dissected nicely here), we now know that ‘serious people’ in DC are talking about entitlement cuts as the only way to stabilize the US Federal budget going forward. This is (unsurprisingly) a coterie of the 1% who will never depend on Social Security to keep the lights on and […]