Tag Archives: Washington Post

Trump administration admits we’re doomed

What a sucky, shitty week. Everyone has been so transfixed by the battle over Trump’s SCOTUS pick, Brett Kavanaugh, that we’ve ignored my favorite existential crisis.  (Understand–there are reasons you should be concerned about Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court Justice, including this one, but Kavanaugh’s ascension to the nation’s highest court does not constitute […]

Chelsea Manning to walk free in May

Chelsea Manning, the US Army private who blew the whistle on ‘collateral murders’ and other secrets the government would rather not address, has received a sentence commutation from President Obama and will go free in May. Prison was clearly killing her–she had attempted suicide, and it was clear that she would never survive the long sentence she was […]

Congrats to Obama and the DNC

This is brief–I was writing a long piece on the whole ‘fake news’ imbroglio and the word count was in the 2,500+ range so I’ve put it aside for the moment. This is a meme that covers things a tad more succinctly: Regardless of one’s politics, I think we all owe President Obama and Hillary […]

Stop reading this blog!

(Trigger warning–historical photo below that will upset you) The title of this article  is only half-serious. I promised an update on the evolving story of Omar Mateen, but that can wait. You need to read a book that has consumed me over the past few days. The title of the book is The Devil’s Chessboard: […]

Bernie takes Michigan

I had been planning a different post a few days ago. The Bernie Sanders campaign felt like it was stalled, and even ardent backers of the Vermont Senator were writing the kinds of FaceBook posts that were easy to walk back.  Michigan and Sanders win in the primary there has shaken up the game. There […]

Bradley Manning’s Awful Day–and ours

I was afraid it would come to this. On Thursday, Bradley Manning appeared in court in Fort Meade, Maryland and read a 35 page statement about his actions and motivations behind the leaking of information. Manning had been a US Army intelligence analyst stationed in Iraq, and he he was increasingly disillusioned about the things […]