Bill C. Davis

Bill C. Davis

Bill C. Davis is a playwright.  Archive of his Common Dreams' articles here. His personal website here.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
In Paris, Yesterday's Date Looked Like This: 9/11/16
In Connecticut on Tuesday morning (11/8/16) I voted. That night I got on a plane to Paris and slept believing I would wake up the next day to learn that America had elected its first woman president. Two stunned, stricken women at the baggage carousel broke the news to me. All we could say together...
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Friday, August 19, 2016
"I Was Like, Whatever...": On Lochte Abroad and Idiocy at Home
This is the current American quote that sums up where it's all come to. The degradation of culture, the hip anti-intellectual posture, the hollow reality shows, the prevailing mean smugness and the flat screen mesmerizing of the American tribe has brought us to, "I was like, whatever." This is the...
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Thursday, August 04, 2016
Ameri-Khan
In the election drama of 2016, Khzir Khan arrives as a brilliant deus ex machina. His choice of words, his dignified, eloquent cadence and honest tear-tinged timber has alerted the ears of a mesmerized population. He stands with a mature innocence - honor - compressed rage and grief. He spoke at...
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Monday, July 18, 2016
Call Him Out. Call Him Out.
The warning is out after today that both sides need to cool their rhetoric. But is it comparable? Trump is the one who believes guns are the answer. A good man with a gun would have solved Paris and Orlando attacks according to him. Trump is the one who had no idea who David Duke is . Trump is the...
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Friday, May 06, 2016
Donald Trump Has Given the United States a Great Gift
Poultice. Not quite a homonym, but close. Trump is a poultice poised to be Potus. He is a poultice put on the body politic to draw out the poison. Whether or not that is his intention, it is the fact of his presence on us. What he has drawn to the surface are various toxins isolated in a boil ready...
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Words and Bullets
Jared Loughner was like a piece of litmus paper - susceptible to the acidity and power of words as they swirl in a charged atmosphere - words that hang in the air and the air-waves. Certain psychologically compromised people move through the society like antennae and they hear, absorb and coil...
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Thursday, October 01, 2009
Symptoms of the Occupation
Any voice that rises up to expose the occupation of our government needs to be applauded and encouraged. The discussion however is not Republican or Democrat – the discussion is: Who is supporting the occupation of the United States government – who regulates and inspects – who legislates – who...
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Friday, October 03, 2008
All They Talk About Is Money
All you hear - constantly - non-stop - talk of money. Radio - news - commercials about money - about how to pay back money - how to get money - how we're losing money - how to avoid paying money - Money - then a commercial break to show a heart attack or bone loss or Alzheimer's - then back to...
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
Faith For Whom?
Rick Warren, a bloated huckster with a best-selling book under his belt - a physical representation of neurotic consumption, hosts the two candidates for president - '08. He quotes the bible in his questions as he claims the forum will honor the separation of church and state. What we know of both...
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Thursday, January 31, 2008
Bill Clinton - Let Him Be
He is taking them on. He has been a one man feeding trough for years. He now fights back. The media is a tricky opponent to tackle. Once you confront one, like a pack, the reporters and pundits defend their own by attacking the person who had the temerity to question the motivation and syntax of a...
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