Guy Somerset

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Guy Somerset writes from somewhere in America. He is a lawyer by profession.


Idiocracy

The End, or Something Like It

The End, or Something Like It

August 06, 2014

On August 2, 2014, the Obama Administration allowed the first of two American

Politics

The Age of Obama

The Age of Obama

August 01, 2014

It was the Sun King, Louis XIV, who uttered the immortal edict of classical

Politics

The Political Classless

The Political Classless

June 27, 2014

In the early 1980s I became familiar with a cartoonist whom I considered to be

Uncle Sam

The Strong-Arm of the Law

The Strong-Arm of the Law

April 22, 2014

When lawmen break the law, there is no law.   During a fortnight when the

Trending

The Longest Distance Between Two Points

The Longest Distance Between Two Points

March 20, 2014

If there is one thing Americans love even more than a revolution, it is a

Oscar Mania

Documentaries That Weren’t Nominated for Best Documentary

Documentaries That Weren’t Nominated for Best Documentary

March 02, 2014

As the Academy prepares to celebrate some of the most historically inaccurate

Cultural Caviar

When Rich Men Spoil Pretty Girls

When Rich Men Spoil Pretty Girls

February 13, 2014

This St. Valentine’s Day it is estimated that around $17 billion dollars will

Politics

The Congressional Enemies List

The Congressional Enemies List

February 05, 2014

One of modern life’s great canards is that women were historically shut out

Zeitgeist

The War on the Way We Were

The War on the Way We Were

January 09, 2014

When I first heard that the newest mayor of New York’s first action in office

Television

Manufacturing Outrage

Manufacturing Outrage

December 24, 2013

There is often no difference between entertainment and politics. Consider

International Affairs

Turkey’s Marginal Theocracy

Turkey’s Marginal Theocracy

December 05, 2013

Turkey is no longer a secular society. In less than a decade Prime Minister

Pathetic Politicians

Obama: Helpless Fool or Willing Tool?

Obama: Helpless Fool or Willing Tool?

November 06, 2013

So Obama wasn’t aware we’d spent years spying on our ally Germany. Color me

Afternoon Delight

Boehner Goes Limp

Boehner Goes Limp

October 12, 2013

Once again, Republicans have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Faced

Politics

Look Houseward, Angel

Look Houseward, Angel

October 04, 2013

If you don’t stop something in the House of Representatives, it never is

Bravery Hurts

The Men That Others Forgot

The Men That Others Forgot

September 25, 2013

On September 20, 2013, President Obama flew the black flag above his White

Zeitgeist

This One’s for the Kids

This One’s for the Kids

September 18, 2013

Whenever a colleague asks for voting advice, I have one stock answer—vote for

Cultural Caviar

Heterosexual Romance in Old World Russia

Heterosexual Romance in Old World Russia

September 06, 2013

This weekend’s G20 summit in Russia comes on the heels of controversy regarding

Zeitgeist

Crazy Little Thing Called Hate

Crazy Little Thing Called Hate

September 02, 2013

Eighteen states have no “hate crimes” legislation. (In diversity parlance,

International Affairs

Deciphering Egypt’s Hieroglyphics

Deciphering Egypt’s Hieroglyphics

August 22, 2013

Regarding Egypt’s current turmoil, international neophytes of every stripe

Moolah

The Odiferous Musk of Billionaires

The Odiferous Musk of Billionaires

August 15, 2013

I hate billionaires. I loathe, disdain, and want to throw them in a wood

Middle East

Jordan’s Influx of the Unwanted

Jordan’s Influx of the Unwanted

August 08, 2013

Few Westerners could locate Jordan on a map. If they think about it at all, it

Cultural Caviar

A Rebel Yell for the Colonel

A Rebel Yell for the Colonel

July 31, 2013

Trayvon. Bernanke. The Colonel. America is buffeted by blustery winds of change

Knock Off

The Gulag Peninsula

The Gulag Peninsula

July 18, 2013

If caught reading the wrong book in the Soviet Union you weren’t interrogated,

Middle East

The Arab Spring Turns to Summer

The Arab Spring Turns to Summer

July 07, 2013

Roughly one year ago Mohamed Morsi won Egypt’s presidential election. At the

Opinion

We the Citizens

We the Citizens

July 04, 2013

An article of faith has many first drafts. We struggle to find a manner to say

Politics

Judas McCain

Judas McCain

June 28, 2013

John McCain may be the most treasonous man who ever lived. McCain must contend

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