Pierre Tristam

Pierre Tristam

Pierre Tristam is the editor at FlaglerLive.com. Reach him at: ptristam@gmail.com or follow him through twitter: @pierretristam

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Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 11:30am
As Exceptionally American As It Gets
Every nation has its recognizable rituals, its routines that make national character stand out more distinctly than anything else. Brazil has soccer or Rio’s carnivals. Saudi Arabia has the Hajj around Mecca. Spain has Valencia’s tomato-throwing day or the running of the bulls in Pamplona. Ireland...
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Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 8:30am
Donald Trump’s Fascism and His Appeasers
“It can’t happen here? My friends, it is happening here.” So says New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia near the end of the “The Plot Against America,” the Philip Roth novel from 12 years ago that re-imagines American history if the isolationist, Hitler-sympathizing anti-Semite Charles Lindbergh had...
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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 11:00am
Republicans On Crack
Growing up I always figured the Berlin Wall would fall from the weight of its own insanity. I just never figured it would happen when I was in my 20s, in the 1980s. I figured it’d be more of a mid-21st century sort of thing, if our nukes and the Soviets’ didn’t interrupt the natural order of things...
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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:15am
As Paris Bleeds
I can’t think of a more trite thing to say at this moment, or a more truthful: I love Paris. I’ve never lived in Paris. But it’s always felt like home whether I’m there or not. I can rarely be there. So when I need to feel its cobblestoned streets on my soles, I read Balzac. When I need to smell...
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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 9:30am
Muslim, Dark-Skinned, Geeky: Ahmed Mohamed Had No Chance
Of course Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texan who outsmarted his very stupid English teacher, his complicitly stupid police department and the hopeless town mayor , was arrested, led away in handcuffs and suspended three days not because he built an ingenious clock out of a pencil box, but because...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 10:30am
Indentured Regression: Marco Rubio Thinks College Students Should Be Sharecroppers
If you listen closely not every part of the presidential election campaign has been hijacked by Donald Trump and his apprentice dunces. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders may not have a chance, but he’s the anti-Trump and anti-Hillary all in one: he is so serious that he can’t be bothered with...
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Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 9:15am
Donald Trump Isn’t the Exception. He’s the Republican Prototype.
Republicans are panicking that Donald Trump is ruining their good name while Democratic atheists are praying to god that Trump somehow manages to stay in the race through many a debate. They think this ex-Democrat and Republican apprentice who made “branding” the tackiest marketing trick on earth...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Enough Abuse: Close Seaworld
Four years ago People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the insurgent organization better known as PETA, sued Seaworld on behalf of five killer whales. That was ridiculous in itself. Animals have protected rights. But there is no legal basis for suing on behalf of an animal that has no say in...
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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:15am
Indiana and Arkansas Retreat From Hate Laws. Florida Plows Ahead.
Not long before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its unanimous ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, the 1954 decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional, Earl Warren, the chief justice, was at the White House for a stag party. President Eisenhower didn’t know how the court would rule...
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 4:30am
Brian Williams and Baghdad Bob
In 2008, Hillary Rodham Clinton lied when she claimed that she’d run across an airport tarmac in Bosnia to avoid sniper fire. It was left up to the comedian Sinbad, who was on the same trip with Clinton, to set her straight when he recalled that the only scary part of the trip was where they could...
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