Author Archives: oddmanout215

Out with the old knave, in with the new


“John Bolton’s ouster makes the world safer,” according to a headline in The Nation, but the analysis that followed was unpersuasive. Yes, the mustachioed loony is gone but not his boss, who has launched a misguided trade war against China, … Continue reading

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One step forward, ten steps back


Swamp Rabbit and I were wondering why some people still think progress is inevitable despite evidence that it’s being blocked on all fronts by the hog monster in the White House and his Republican enablers. A case in point: The … Continue reading

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Big media still trying to bury Bernie


I was discussing the 2020 election with Swamp Rabbit. “Bernie Sanders can win,” I said. “Wake up and smell the coffee.” This was a bad choice of cliches. Swamp Rabbit was sipping Wild Turkey from a dented flask and not … Continue reading

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Dissing Mother Nature and other nasty women


Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen hurt Donald Trump’s little feelings this week when she told him Greenland wasn’t for sale. She said the idea was “absurd.” Trump called her “nasty,” his favorite word for women he can’t bully, and canceled … Continue reading

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The endangered includes humans, too


Rick Wilson’s book Everything Trump Touches Dies came to mind yesterday when I read that the Endangered Species Act is in danger: New rules will allow the administration to reduce the amount of habitat set aside for wildlife and remove … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers


here’s what bugged me most abt debates this wk and how they were framed by moderators: if you didn’t know better, you’d think Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush was President. i.e. there was so little acknowledgement that we have mad … Continue reading

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Oh, Baltimore!


I was trying to convince Swamp Rabbit that there was nothing new about Donald Trump’s style of racism, that Randy Newman sang about it long before Trump became president. I told him that Republican Richard Nixon, running for president in … Continue reading

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