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Thursday, February 15, 2018
The Kids Have Had Enough
With evidence growing that prayer will not stop bullets from killing school children, the kids themselves are stepping up to be the grownups in the room and say the NRA and their fucking guns must go. Just down the road from the latest slaughter, they walked out of class and held livid, poignant signs declaring it's time to protect our kids, not their guns. The chorus swells. Vote all the blood-soaked lackeys out.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
On Sanctuary Unions: Because Standing Up For Immigrants Is Standing Up For Workers
Offering a powerful middle finger to Trump's divide-and-conquer rhetoric on immigration, over 120,000 Teamsters in an umbrella group of 27 locals in New York have declared themselves a "sanctuary union" to protect its undocumented members. From refusing to cooperate with ICE agents who raid job sites to holding “Know Your Rights” trainings to safeguarding the rights of members regardless of immigration status, they say, “Supporting workers and supporting immigrants are completely intertwined."
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The NRA's Grisly America
More carnage. A 19-year-old white kid with an assault weapon killed at least 17 high school students in Parkland, Fla, the 18th school shooting in a year just 46 days old. "This is catastrophic," said the sheriff. "There really are no words." But there are some. Save your fucking thoughts and prayers. Is it time to talk about gun control yet? The NRA is a terrorist organization. And to them and their blood-soaked GOP flunkies: Hear these kids screaming, and know this is on you.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
No Way To Treat A Child
Citing their mutual experiences of racism and state violence, over two dozen African-American public figures expressed their solidarity with Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl facing years in prison for slapping an Israeli soldier, as her trial opened - behind closed doors, after the judge banned the media in hopes of downplaying the travesty. Ahed's father Bassem: "They don't want the world to see this theater, which they call a court."
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Farm to Neighbors: When Denouncing White Supremacy Is Deemed Brave, The Bar Is Too Low
Sign of the times: A Virginia family farm's sign proclaiming "Resist White Supremacy" has caused an uproar, with some seething the message is "sad," "divisive" and "threatens the end of our republic." Not, patiently explains Cox Farms, which has posted support for Muslims, immigrants and Black Lives Matter with their notices for sweet corn and baby goats. " We are white people using our privilege and power to say something that should be obvious," they note, "but clearly still needs to be said."
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Because This Is 2018, An Actual Nazi Is the GOP Candidate For An Illinois Congressional Seat, and He's Even On the TeeVee Because This Is 2018, An Actual Nazi Is the GOP Candidate For An Illinois Congressional Seat, and He's Even On the TeeVee
Leaving Roy Moore and his paltry pedophile tendencies in the dust, Arthur Jones - in-your-face Nazi, vehement Holocaust denier, devoted white supremacist and oh yeah GOP candidate for Illinois’ 3rd District, argued in an interview Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” that he's not really a Nazi anymore, just "an American patriot and statesman" who once ran the American Nazi Party, attends neo-Nazi rallies dressed in Nazi garb, celebrates Hitler's birthday and believes the Holocaust is “an international extortion racket by the Jews." He shouldn't be blamed if other people "don't know the truth," he told an increasingly agitated Alisyn Camerota in their stupefying interview. Instead, he said, blame "the Jewish media." (Which is weird, 'cause he looks pretty Jewish, and a lot like a great-uncle of ours.) A retired insurance agent, the 70-year-old Jones is the only Republican running in the March primary for the heavily Democratic district, which includes parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs. Since the 1970s, he's run for office a slew of times - for Milwaukee mayor, Chicago alderman, the same GOP district seat - but for the first time this year, right in sync with our “ Some Very Fine People" president, he's unopposed. As...
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Grampy Heelspurs Loves A Parade
About that parade Commander-In-Chief All-Hat-and-No-Cattle is demanding like a 10-year-old: “I want a parade like the one in France,” maybe even with epaulettes! It's stupid, expensive, bellicose, vulgar. We are not North Korea (yet). He already had a Nazi parade. Why not parade homeless hungry vets? And the final irony: Grunts, supposedly being honored, hate the idea. "It's the work party no one asked for. No fucking soldier wants to be in a fucking parade."
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Righteousness Someday Prevail
Tuesday marked Bob Marley's birthday; he would have been (only) 73, a mournful reminder of how young he was when he died - just 36 - and how long he's been gone. What sweet solace he might have tendered- "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery/ None but ourselves can free our minds" - in these dark days. Still, his music and legacy live on. So "Come we go chant down Babylon one more time."
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Monday, February 5, 2018
Plunge: To Descend Abruptly or Precipitously, As A Cliff, Road, Etc
Some days, it seems, the shrapnel from the slo-mo cataclysm of this presidency flies everywhere. Take Monday (please). It saw backlash to the Nunes memo flop, Il Duce - aka "Cadet Bone Spurs" - equating limp applause with treason, his proclaiming America "OPEN FOR BUSINESS!" as the stock market dived, and his loopy misinterpretation of British support for universal health care. One observer spoke for us all: "Close your puckered piehole, you donk."
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Friday, February 2, 2018
Behold: Divine Intervention for Michele Bachmann Straight From God's Lips, If She Has Them
Because of course, Minnesota wingnut, Trump evangelical "advisor" and screechy enemy of Obamacare Michele Bachmann recently said she was looking for a sign from her besty God before deciding if she was "being called" to run for Al Franken's vacant Senate seat. And praise be: The Good Lord Above just mercifully answered her by putting up a new billboard in downtown St. Paul. "NO," it says. Goddamn, we wish we could have our own boundless questions about life answered so succinctly.
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