Category Archives: politics

Losing the Story

A few weeks ago, when Rachel Maddow released two pages of one of the president’s old tax returns, many people criticized her for waiting until the second segment of her show to get to the actual release; even Stephen Colbert did a full-on parody of Maddow’s on-air style on his CBS show. For those of us who watch Maddow’s show regularly, though — I don’t always agree with her, but she does have the best prime time news show out there right now (which may be…

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Coming Off the Bench

Today marks three months since  Mom’s passing. As hectic as the six months of her illness and hospitalization were for me, I knew that they wouldn’t even hold a candle to the craziness that was about to hit me after I got that fateful phone call, and I was right. These past three months have been a real rollercoaster, and even though there have been some high points in there — like the publication of my novel, The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban (please buy your copy today)…

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That Kind of Writer

Did you know that earlier this month I published my novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban, and it’s now available in both paperback and Kindle editions? Well, be prepared to hear an awful lot about it in the coming months. As the popular kids say these days, sorry not sorry. Thinking back to my earlier years, I can still remember the gleeful joy that I felt when I first discovered the amazing power to put shocked expressions on old people’s faces by shouting the wonderful four-letter words…

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Albatross!

Stabenow, Peters slam GOP Senate for dropping Flint aid (Grand Haven Tribune) When will millennials start liking Hillary Clinton? (USA Today) During the 2004 election, and to a lesser extent the 2000 election, Democrats expended a lot of time and energy trying to silence Ralph Nader and David Cobb, their presidential campaigns and their supporters. Democrats lost both of those elections. In 2008, and again in 2012, there really wasn’t that same push, at least by the Democratic Party establishment, to obstruct and silence the presidential…

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Packing (Dildoes) on Campus

Dildos descend on UT Austin in ‘Cocks Not Glocks’ protest of guns on campus (mysanantonio.com) In honour of the release of my first book, 50 Critical Thinking Exercises for Humanities Classes (and yes, I’m gonna self-promote the everloving crap out of it, so get used to lots of gratuitous links and mentions), I thought I’d explore a news story from this past week that ties in directly to one of the exercises in my book: The promised protest of open carry laws on Texas college campuses this past…

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