Sunday, March 26, 2017

Life in Babylon

Life in Babylon
As the primaries were starting to heat up last March and Bernie Sanders was starting to look like an actual threat to Queen Hillary’s coronation, the Democratic monarch  felt she needed to spring into action. On March 6, two...
  What is it about conservatives and Hollywood? They moan and whine that TinselTown bigwigs are mostly blithering, blathering bleeding hearts -- which is generally true; see for example, the wonderful movie Team America -- but a lot of them...
In the run-up to the Iraq War, top Bush administration officials and neo-con war advocates, everyone recalls, forecast that the whole thing would be a “cakewalk." It didn’t quite turn out like that, as I recently noted here and...
By PAUL STAROBIN Idiotic is one of the milder words that come to mind on hearing Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, brand Donald Trump “a puppet” of the Kremlin. Mook did so this past Sunday on ABC’s “This Week...
If you’re rooting for Donald Trump, you’re likely saying to yourself that the media is biased against him and that the polls aren’t reliable and that, sure, he may have a tendency to say dumb stuff but in the...
There’s recently been a media/celebrity thread arguing that Donald Trump is going to drop out of the presidential race because he knows he can’t win. That’s why, it is said, he’s been yelling and screaming about how rigged the...
Part 1: Did Russia really hack the DNC? Meet Cyberclown James Lewis One of the leading stories of the presidential campaign is that Donald Trump is in bed with Vladimir Putin and that if elected president he and Russia’s leader...
Fleshy, pasty Yale graduate Dana Milbank, one of the more annoying journalists of this or any era, had a typically moronic column in today’s Washington Post titled “Sean Hannity, Trump’s spin ‘Doctor’.” Don’t get me wrong here, Sean Hannity...
I have a story in the September issue of The New Republic about how corruption helped create a failed state in Iraq and led directly to the rise of ISIS. Most of the media has lost interest in Iraq — even...
The Pinellas County courthouse sits in a rectangular 1960’s glass and concrete structure, the bad execution of International style architecture so prevalent in Florida. The fronds of the royal palms dotting the neighborhood sway slightly in the briny breezes...