Society normally calls this the personality of the thug, of the bully, of one who has no regard for anything but his self-interest. In our culture today, these traits have become the markers of success.
In this anniversary year, with so many celebrations planned to mark the occasion, I am working on my own contribution to the history in the form of a new book of collected writings from that era, tentatively entitled, “My Gay Activist Days in San Francisco, 1969-1972” (watch this space for further news on publication plans and dates).
When President Trump winds up behind bars, which will happen at some point, it will become clear that all these ridiculous Republicans will have contributed to the thorough demise of their political party, headed toward the same shameful dustbin of history that will encase the sad remnants of Putin’s failed effort to undo the American democracy in this decade.
It was because, as the says in “This Dust Was Once the Man,” that saving “the Union of these States” was required to repel “the foulest crime in history known in any land or age.”
Wall Street’s so-called “hedge funds” are ripping the public’s ability to know to shreds.
It has been nearly 30 years since two chemists at the University of Utah announced, somewhat prematurely, that they had discovered a reaction producing so much excess heat it could only be coming from some form of nuclear fusion. For a short period, the announcement was headline news, and many […]
As the stern, unyielding noose of justice and truth tightens around the neck of Donald Trump, no amount of pomp, ceremony, lies and damn lies can protect him from the grizzly fate awaiting him in the coming weeks and months. This week’s State of the Union pageant was one of […]
The national roller coaster ride, Extreme Sports version, of the last week has left much of the land veritably breathless. A week ago, the country was still in the throes of a month-long federal government shutdown. From the standpoint of this observer, things began to break when Virginia’s two U.S. […]
Perhaps we can take comfort, at least a pause in our 24-7 anxieties, from John Cassidy’s commentary in this week’s New Yorker, entitled, “Halfway Through the Trump Presidency, the Resistance is Winning.” Cassidy points out that as much as Trump emulates that “Mayhem” character in Allstate commercials (my comparison), “From […]
It’s been noted around the Internet more than once that last Saturday’s New York Times front page is a keeper, suitable for framing. More than the photo of two handsome Secret Service agents protecting the Secretary of State in Abu Dhabi, it is the modest but top two-column headline which […]