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“Presidential candidate Palin”, three years to get used to it

She's running. You betcha. I heard her come close to saying it outright today. I wasn't drunk and I assure you I'm not delusional. Gov. Sarah Palin all but announced…

Jackson was no freak

Michael Jackson wasn't a freak. He was "freakish" in the sense that some of his behavior was bizarre, but he wasn't a freak like any of the famous and…

The author of the Obama hammer and sickle over my hometown explains his view

(Updated June 17, 2009)<  The author of a controversial anti-Obama sign in my hometown explains.

There's a four foot by eight foot sign on the fence of a house on a…

On torture openness, Obama already politicking for 2012

Is Obama a Bush-Cheneyite when it comes to keeping secrets? I don't think so.  I think Obama is a master multi-tasker who outthinks and out-plans  the typical politician. On his…

“Sotomayor a racist”: weasel worded apology from Newt

With my own apology to mammals in the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae family, the mea culpa offered up without uttering the two simple words I'm and sorry just pisses…

Sotomayor, Obama and the illusion of selecting the best

Studies have shown that most of us are convinced that, like the residents of Lake Wobegon, we're all a little bit above average, if not superior to virtually everyone. In…

Cheney’s zombies

 The fright fight of the far right: watching Dick Cheney trying to scare the living crap out of America I was reminded of the classic 1968 black and white George Romero…

The Henny-Penny psychology of Dick and Liz Cheney

Is there anything more to write about Dick Cheney, the self-proclaimed uber-general on the war on terror whose only combat experience was shooting his friend in the face? I thought…

Obama’s one liners: where government biz and show biz intersect

I get it. I'd like to say I don't but I do. The talk show pundits on a slow news week are filling time replaying President Obama's Correspondent's Dinner jokes…

Has journalism disappeared or is it just hiding?

A  very smart friend of mine, Rick McNair, who calls President Obama "WOW" for "walks on water", writes on his blog  that he'd give him a grade of “C” so…