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Bipolar Disorder in a Time of Hate

What does one do in an America of violence, alienation, and stigma?

Only One Election

I believe pre-election polls should be outlawed. There is no reason for them other than to provide a bit of puffery for the news. And I think they have the effect of lowering participation in elections. People see that their candidate is, according to the poll, slated to lose, so they don’t show up. This […]

What Businessman Running for President?

If anything, Mitt Romney is an anti-businessman.

The Real Depravity of 2012

Let me get this clear: I am not gay. But according to the Radicals of the Tea Party (who really don’t care about gay marriage except to excite the fear-driven) I must be homosexual because I support same sex marriage. And I have supported it for many years — about 24 to be precise. To […]

Mitt Romney and the “Politics of Envy”

My city consists of a variety of economic communities. In my neighborhood alone, we have one bedroom condos, two bedrooms, townhouses, regular houses, and fine mansions on the hill. What you don’t see is the condo owners griping about the better circumstances of the people with the best houses. Most of us accept our fate. […]

Bachmann’s Migraines: New swing on stigma

If John F. Kennedy could get us through the Cuban Missile Crisis with the threat of migraines hanging over him, this issue should be dead, cremated, shot into space, and buried in a black hole.

Diagnosing Jared Lee Loughner for Political Gain

Lightning probably did not strike in Arizona, but hatred did.

Obama’s Blunder

My only question is “Jerry Brown? Won’t you run?

Return of the Wimpocrats

I think Rachel Maddow said it best: Democrats, if you don’t campaign on your accomplishments, the Republicans will. Once again, however, the Wimpocrats appeared and acted as if all they had done was something to be ashamed of. And that lost them the House. Here are the elements that did the Democrats in this time: […]

Excellent Net Resource for Evaluating Political Claims

If you want to know whether you can trust what you see on television, check out It is nonpartisan and lets you know who the big liars are.


They, too, are part of America, but the problem is that they want to be the only definition of America.

Flaming Fog and a Red Sports Car

Yesterday was as momentous as being wedged against a smooth, unshatterable pane of glass: forever in the sight of the world but engaging with none of it. Went out to find the stars using Google Sky Map. For the second night in a row, however, a crazy, burning thatch-roof of orange-tinted fog prevented me from […]