Will Bunch

Will Bunch is a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of its popular blog Attytood.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Don Jr. and the Email Chain That Devoured American Democracy
It was about 30 years ago — right, it turned out, as the Cold War was winding down — that ABC aired a seven-night television event called Amerika , a fantastical mini-series about life in these United States after a bloodless takeover by the Soviet Union . The show was something of a flop — the...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Trump's Tuesday Night Massacre Puts U.S. on 'Banana Republic' Brink
The Tuesday Night Massacre doesn't have quite the right ring, but then the sequel is almost never as satisfying as the original. Nearly 44 years ago, Richard Nixon touched off what many of us had hoped would be the worst constitutional crisis of our lifetimes when he fired not only the special...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Biggest Threat to 'Law-and-Order'? Our Delusional Attorney General
He repeatedly mangles facts and butchers the truth -- and almost never apologizes for it. He managed to rise to the top in Washington when many thought that the issue of racism would kill his career. He's a zealot on immigration who consistently portrays America's cities as urban hellholes, where...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Cable TV President Launches Cable TV War—and the Reviews are Boffo!
Sometimes in America, the rocket's red glare is all the proof through the night that you really need. The folks over at the Pentagon understand that well, which is why — even as the flames from 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles that struck a Syrian airstrip were still smoldering on Thursday night — the...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Gone: Chuck Berry, Jimmy Breslin, and Their Great American Middle Class
When they say that Baby Boomers didn't make anything, don't you believe them. We manufactured Celebrities, by the truckload -- on the TV shows we watched religiously while eating our Pop Tarts after school, on the 45 rpm records we played on those weird little jukeboxes in the diner booth, even in...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
The People Need to Take Down Trump. Not the Deep State
I fell asleep last night to the sounds of a media frenzy, as a wave of bombshell revelations in the Mike Flynn/Trump/Putin scandal had frothing cable TV pundits in full "All the President's Men"/what-did-the-president-know-and-when-did-he-know-it mode. By the time I woke, #TrumpImpeachmentParty was...
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The 'Good Girls Revolt' is the Untold Political Story of 2017
Esther Gordon, a 65-year-old retired French teacher who lives in Newtown Square, will never forget that feeling when she woke up on November 9 and it sunk in that Donald Trump had really won the presidential election. She said it felt like somebody had died. On Monday, at a few minutes past noon,...
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Trump's First Big Moves Are #NotNormal
The normalization of President-elect Donald Trump is well under way. Exhibit A would have to be the new issue of People magazine—the publication that just a few weeks ago was reporting that a female journalist who'd traveled to Mar-a-Lago to report on Trump's happy new marriage to Melania was...
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Riot Porn (Again): Ukraine Version
Holy (bleep)! What the hell is going on over in the Ukraine :
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Day the Obama Administration Went All Nixon on Us
Attytood spoiler: That day was May 7, 2012...but first a quick history lesson.
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