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Hallmark Caves: Love, Noise and the Profit Motive Win
How dare these women be happy? In another tiresome skirmish in the culture wars still being valiantly fought by creaky white people longing for the good old racist, sexist, other-hating days, the Hallmark Channel pulled an ad celebrating a same-sex marriage - with, gasp, a kiss! - after the rabid...
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Between Hope and Horror: Sandy Hook Families Still Breathe Tiny Shards of Glass
Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene honor their daughter Ana Grace, six, at an event. Photo by John Moore, Getty Images Seven years after a gunman massacred 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the victims' still-grieving families do what they can to abide. Even as...
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Now More Than Ever, Honoring Trump's "Traitors" and "Scum"
On Thursday, the Rageaholic-In-Chief found time during his "very busy day" to tweet 120 times. He ranted - WITCH HUNT! - he told insane lies - Ivanka has created 14 million jobs, more than double the U.S. economy's six million new jobs! - - he bullied a heroic 16-year-old trying to save the planet...
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Now Trump Is A Genocidal Despot Thanos Wannabe and America Is, Like, Ummm
In the spirit of our weird-ass end times, we now have Trump's " War Room" - yes, Private Five-Time Bone-Spurs has a "War Room" - releasing a campaign ad portraying our very presidential "president" as murderous comic book warlord Thanos, intent on obliterating half the universe's population because...
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He Knew (and Did) Everything
Intercept illustration/Getty Image. Despite shameless, frantic, tantrum-throwing gaslighting by all - Trump shrieks his accusers are all "losers," one of the seven words he knows, hatchet man Barr dismisses his own report to charge the FBI acted "in bad faith," GOP toadies claim a towering mountain...
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In Late-Stage Zombie Capitalism, The Poor Are Selling Their Blood
Only in America. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Image Amidst America's "staggering" economic inequality comes word of a newly booming, truly macabre, literally blood-from-a-stone mode of survival for the poors: Repeatedly selling their blood plasma - for about 40 bucks a pop - to get through hard...
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The Word Is Love
It was 39 years ago Sunday that John Lennon was murdered by a deranged fan in front of his apartment - or, in the bitter words of Jimmy Breslin that night, " became another person who died after being shot with a gun on the streets of New York." He was 40. Yoko Ono posted a searing tribute:...
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Be Best, My Ass
Hypocrisy shining through. No cage for her, yet. OK, we are now and truly done with the con man and his money-grubbing hussy squatting in the White House. To date, the Birther Queen of Hypocrisy has stayed shrewdly silent through it all: The rapes, lies, cruelty, racism, corruption, bullying,...
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Fred Hampton: "Peace To You...If You're Willing to Fight For It
Bobby Rush and Fred Hampton at the Panthers' office. Photo by Sun Times. Front photo from Chicago Defenders Archive It was 50 years ago that Chicago law enforcement executed Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panthers, firing up to 99 shots into his West Side apartment as he slept with...
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A Very Sick Man
Trudeau practices his meditation. CNN photo. Front photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Oh man. The Stable Genius just fell off the world stage at London's NATO meeting, and it was not pretty. His speech slurred and his eyes amphetamine-huge, Trump's wee brain seemed spectacularly frazzled, perhaps by...
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