GOP

The GOP’s Rush to Suicide

The 2016 presidential primary season has kicked off with a veritable Rainbow...


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RADIO DERB

Cold Numbers

Cold Numbers

Most people, including most of the people paid to write public commentary, are innumerate; and that makes much of what they say worthless.

Idiocracy

10 Reasons Why “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is Wrong

10 Reasons Why “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is Wrong

Every time I think the insanity meter on the political correctness machine has...

Zeitgeist

Carry On

Carry On

Three thousand miles from the fighting in Syria I was sat with Pakistanis who...

Derbtown

Camp of the Stupids

Camp of the Stupids

The mass drowning of eight or nine hundred—nobody knows precisely—illegal...

Europe

A Flotilla of Troubles

A Flotilla of Troubles

Another week, another mass drowning of miserable people, another ostentatious...

Scandal

Refuge from the Refugees

Refuge from the Refugees

A woman friend once told me that the secret of being a bitch is to tell the truth in...

Injured Parties

Checking Iron Age Barbarian Prejudice

Checking Iron Age Barbarian Prejudice

In his New York Times column “Checking Charlie Hebdo’s Privilege,” Ross Douthat...

Looking Back

More Mailer

More Mailer

One of those self important, so called pundits once asked Norman Mailer if fascism...

Obit

Günter Grass:Truth and Lies

Günter Grass:Truth and Lies

Right after I hit “send” on my second last column – the one about being short...

Commerce

Obama’s Republican Collaborators

Obama’s Republican Collaborators

The GOP swept to victory in November by declaring that this imperial presidency must...

Elections

Conveniently Latino

Conveniently Latino

About three weeks ago I had already grown Officially Tired of Election 2016, so I...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Maddening, Saddening, and Fattening Headlines THOSE DARNED GAYS...