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Nov 252015
 By , November 25, 2015
Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving Oddities

Paying tribute to the proud perspicacity of plucky pilgrims in a pacific paean to our peculiar propensity for plumpish poultry on Thanksgiving. – Will Durst

Nov 162015
 By , November 16, 2015
Anchor Baby Battle

Republicans will pull out all the stops to defeat the anchor baby horde. Prepare for earth-shattering news — immigration has become a key issue in the race for the Republican nomination. Yes. Again. It’s what folks in the garden industry call a perennial. Or rather, [more…]

Nov 032015
 By , November 3, 2015
Who Would Want This Job?

A look at the American presidential election sweepstakes It’s like a train wreck. Fascinating, repellent, and loud: all at the same time. Talking about the American presidential sweepstakes. And, as ratings for the last few debates seem to indicate, very hard to look away. It [more…]

Oct 272015
 By , October 27, 2015
FAQs: Benghazi Hearings Edition

Frequently Asked Questions about Benghazi answered by Will Durst. Q: Isn’t Benghazi the guy who used to pal around with John Cassavetes back in the 60s? A: No, that was Ben Gazzara. Q: What’s all this then? A: These Benghazi hearings were Republican lawmakers’ 8th [more…]

Oct 202015
 By , October 20, 2015
Debate Styles: Red Meat vs Creme Brulee

Republican vs Democratic debate styles If the disappointment of everyone expecting fireworks at the first Democratic debate exhibited itself as perspiration, we could declare the California drought over. A few soggy matches might have been lit but that was it. Heavy on the smoke: non-existent [more…]

Oct 122015
 By , October 12, 2015
TP'ing the TPP

The TPP: Travesty or equalizer? Awfully fun to watch the different branches of government quiver like Aspen trees in a force 5 tornado arguing the pros and cons of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact. The TPP is either an environmental travesty designed to set [more…]

Sep 302015
 By , September 30, 2015
Greed Not Good

Gordon Gekko was wrong: Greed is not good. Get this. And get it straight. Gordon Gekko was wrong. Greed is not good. Greed is bad. Greed eats away the core of society like a golden parasitic leech the size of Manitoba. Or Saskatchewan. One of [more…]

Sep 212015
 By , September 21, 2015
The Zany Side of the GOP Debates

The Republican debates are more than just long. No, really. To the one-thirteenth of all Americans who watched the latest GOP debate, congratulations on surviving the political equivalent of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. You just climbed Campaign Everest. Strapped to a pair of [more…]

Sep 132015
 By , September 13, 2015
How They Spent Their Summer Vacations

Presidential candidates used their summer vacations to improve themselves – here’s how. Time to yodel a big old welcome back to the same old grind from our too brief summer respite. And yes, that does include the umpteen-gazillion presidential candidates returning from their home districts [more…]

Sep 082015
 By , September 8, 2015
Labor Day: When Fireworks Switch to Jack-O-Lanterns

Labor Day is noted mostly for being a transition day. Labor Day. The last plastic souvenir sports bottle of lemonade on the dying coals of summer. Not so much a festive celebration as a beacon for the halfway point between 4th of July and Thanksgiving. [more…]