Sometimes We Ask*

Sometime we listen but what do we hear? sometime stay still and breathe until a deafening silence opens your senses to the thunderous barrage, war without dimensions, relentless cascade, hate filled, race distilled imaginations, of meat on a block, value per pound, good muscle, good teeth, good bad air to breathe, until the air and…Read more Sometimes We Ask*

EMINEM VS TRUMP

Two stories, taking a different stance on Eminem's recent freestyle dissection of POTUS Trump's performance in office Response To Eminem’s Trump Freestyle. If you haven’t heard Eminem’s latest lyrical tirade, I encourage you to take a watch the YouTube video below prior to reading further. If you’ve already seen it or heard the lyrical assault,…Read more EMINEM VS TRUMP

THE MONEY MAN BEHIND THE ALT RIGHT

He Spent Almost 20 Years Funding The Racist Right. It Finally Paid Off. William Regnery II, a man who inherited millions but struggled in business, tried for 15 years to ignite a racist political movement — and failed. Then an unforeseen phenomenon named Donald Trump gave legitimacy to what Regnery had seeded long before: the…Read more THE MONEY MAN BEHIND THE ALT RIGHT

“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal

Why the collusion story begins with money, not politics. Updated by Sean Illing “To understand the roots of the collusion, set aside Putin and follow the money.” That’s what Seva Gunitsky, a politics professor at the University of Toronto and the author of Aftershocks, told me in a recent interview. I reached out to Gunitsky…Read more “Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal

Trump’s Russian Laundromat

How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House. BY CRAIG UNGER In 1984, a Russian émigré named David Bogatin went shopping for apartments in New York City. The 38-year-old had arrived in America seven…Read more Trump’s Russian Laundromat

Trump’s Solar Border Wall Idea Won’t Work in the Real World

Commentary: Pundits reported Tuesday June 6 that Donald Trump, at an Oval Office meeting of high-level Republican leaders, suggested that his proposed border wall incorporate solar panels, the goal being to sell electrical power as a way of funding the Wall's construction. According to Jonathan Swan at Axios, Trump described to assembled Republican Congressional leaders his image…Read more Trump’s Solar Border Wall Idea Won’t Work in the Real World

ANDREW JOHNSON’S IMPEACHMENT: A MODEL AND A WARNING FOR TRUMP

Much has been made of President Donald Trump's apparent historical gaffe regarding Andrew Jackson and the American Civil War. Jackson, Trump said, was 'really angry' about the Civil War, apparently unaware that Jackson was dead 16 years before the beginning of the civil war. But was it just a silly mistake? Did Trump mistakenly name…Read more ANDREW JOHNSON’S IMPEACHMENT: A MODEL AND A WARNING FOR TRUMP

The Kekulé Problem Where did language come from? By Cormac McCarthy Illustrations by Don Kilpatrick III April 20, 2017

http://nautil.us/issue/47/consciousness/the-kekul-problem Cormac McCarthy is best known to the world as a writer of novels. These include Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. At the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) he is a research colleague and thought of in complementary terms. An aficionado on subjects ranging from the history…Read more The Kekulé Problem Where did language come from? By Cormac McCarthy Illustrations by Don Kilpatrick III April 20, 2017

Triumph of Evil?

Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle  From left: Dayana, age 22; her father Miguel; her brother Joshua, age 14; mother Veronica; and sister Luana, age 6; listen in to church service at Grace Cathedral on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. People may have noticed the lack of new posts from my blog and…Read more Triumph of Evil?