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, 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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Sunday, November 11, 2007
WGA Strike: In The Beginning There Was The Word
Writers create characters, conflict, resolution, syntax and whether we consciously intend to or not, morality. Some producers pay writers to feed a known appetite. Other producers are inspired to deliver a tale told as told by a writer they admire, and they will pay. Being paid before you write...
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
Coup de FOI
The most beguiling and vexing phrase associated with 9/11 was "Failure Of Imagination." It's an extraordinary phrase with wide-reaching implications. "Who could imagine etc.?" Ms. Rice wondered aloud into the universal camera. To imagine means vision. Lack of vision is at the root of disasters that...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
In The Men's Room
Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) most likely thought he was invisible - or he didn't fully exist when he was in the men's room. What was he thinking? What did he need? Could he have found someone with whom to share that part of himself in a not any less hypocritical but at least in a more discreet and...
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Thursday, July 26, 2007
Appetite for Humiliation
What seems to be part of the digestive process of the American psyche is both the witnessing of and the participation in the spectacle of humiliation. The programming of networks and certain marching orders in foreign engagements have in common the verb - humiliate. Large audiences watch the pained...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
In Harm’s Way
It sounds cozy – almost storybook. “In harm’s way.” This phrase presents what is happening to and with American troops as a static reality. Harm was there waiting for the troops to arrive and they got in the way of this thing that was coiled ready to meet the unsuspecting soldiers. The implication...
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Thursday, January 11, 2007
The Strategy of Atonement
It’s hard to hear speaker Pelosi claim that “we will not abandon the troops” because the abandonment happened a few years ago. Congress abandoned the troops - and the Constitution - when they handed absolute authority to an obviously compromised sensibility. By any standard this was not the...
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