Sanity Rising

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower
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Parents, grandparents and the general public are all for sanity, and Biden’s “American Families Plan” makes total sense. Sometimes real life catches up with unreal politics, and the … Read more

The Jerry Duncan Show Interviews Momma Duncan

The Jerry Duncan Show Interviews Momma Duncan
Dean B. Kaner is a playwright and screenwriter, having co-produced and co-written plays for the stage with performances in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix and Memphis. Check out The Jerry Duncan Show on YouTube, as well as on Instagram, and the sketch comedy A Bit of Biden (on Instagram) and at @abitofbiden on TikTok.

Wherein our intrepid talk radio show host interviews his deceased mother Maggie Duncan, via heavenly hologram. ANNOUNCER Live from under a rock in your backyard, it’s The Jerry … Read more

This is Your Brain on Aphorisms: Trumputin’s $yrian Conspiracy

This is Your Brain on Aphorisms: Trumputin’s $yrian Conspiracy
I was born a young baby. Then I grew up. Then I grew confused. Then I grew tired. I'm a 20th century man who's somehow been transported to the 21st century, with one foot in the gone past and the other in the here now. I started my blog mymanymoodsofme toward the end of 2012. There I write humorous essays, stories and poems (lyrics from my songs), in addition to my aphorisms. It's good work... if you get it. In my spare time I play chess, write songs, and reflect upon what I see. I'm very happy to be colluding with Humor Times, and hope you enjoy the result. Cheers!

Trumputin’s scheme: concur and divide? For whaT REASON was Trump Putin office? Fools Russian where patriots fear to tread. Vladimerely wants to destroy our democracy. The US withdrawal from … Read more

Hope Hicks Resigns to Spend More Time Lying to Her Family

Hope Hicks Resigns to Spend More Time Lying to Her Family
Jeff Cahlon is an attorney and writer in New York. He writes political and social commentary and satire. Jeff has written over 40 articles that have been published on over a dozen different websites, including several leading humor/satire websites. Jeff has been named a "Top Writer in Satire" on Medium.

Just the latest person to join the hoards fleeing the White House: Hope Hicks. Hope Hicks announced Wednesday that she will resign as White House communications director, citing … Read more

Tips on Avoiding Holiday Heartburn

The New York Times says Emmy-nominated comedian and writer Will Durst “is quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” The Humor Times says "Durst is the Sage of Satire, the Learned Lampooner, the King of Political Satire!" Check his website for upcoming stand-up performance dates. Will's books, including Elect to Laugh! A Hilarious, Common Sense Guide to American Politics are available at Amazon and better bookstores all over this great land of ours. From Ulysses Press.
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How to skirt messy election questions at holiday dinners and preserve your sanity. And now a public service announcement for all you prodigal sons and daughters making the … Read more

Movie Review: “The Meddler”

Movie Review: “The Meddler”
Gary Chew was a classical music host, programmer and producer on Capital Public Radio’s KXPR 88.9FM, Sacramento for 18 years. He retired in January 2007. Read more about Gary's long and storied career here.
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“The Meddler” — a film review by Gary Chew It was a notion of mine that The Meddler would backstory (a new verb?) as autobiographical. I was right. … Read more

Lost Journal: Babysitter Could Child-Care Less

Buy your copy of "Lost Journal - the Book" at www.timmollen.com.Each Lost Journal column is a journal entry written in retrospect. In other words, Mollen chooses a different day from his past, and writes about it as though it were today. The date may be last week, Halloween 1980, or the day he was born (May 4, 1969). Some of you may be asking, “But how would he have been able to write a journal entry on the day he was born?” To you he says: “Lighten up. It’s a humor column.” Mollen is a nationally syndicated columnist and actor, and he is available as a speaker on writing and humor.
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Journal entry: July 9, 1980 (age 11) – Babysitter Up until this summer, my 12-year-old brother, Dan, and I have had pretty good luck with our parents’ choice … Read more

Lost Journal: Mother Fills Empty Nest with Larry Bird

Buy your copy of "Lost Journal - the Book" at www.timmollen.com.Each Lost Journal column is a journal entry written in retrospect. In other words, Mollen chooses a different day from his past, and writes about it as though it were today. The date may be last week, Halloween 1980, or the day he was born (May 4, 1969). Some of you may be asking, “But how would he have been able to write a journal entry on the day he was born?” To you he says: “Lighten up. It’s a humor column.” Mollen is a nationally syndicated columnist and actor, and he is available as a speaker on writing and humor.
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Journal entry: December 27, 1989 (age 20) – Empty Nest Something is terribly wrong with my mother. I’m home on Christmas break from SUNY Oswego, and I was … Read more

Lost Journal: Dinner-Time Career Talk Tabled

Buy your copy of "Lost Journal - the Book" at www.timmollen.com.Each Lost Journal column is a journal entry written in retrospect. In other words, Mollen chooses a different day from his past, and writes about it as though it were today. The date may be last week, Halloween 1980, or the day he was born (May 4, 1969). Some of you may be asking, “But how would he have been able to write a journal entry on the day he was born?” To you he says: “Lighten up. It’s a humor column.” Mollen is a nationally syndicated columnist and actor, and he is available as a speaker on writing and humor.
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Journal entry: October 14, 1986 (age 17) – Career Talk My father is a hard worker and an accomplished professional. He started working and contributing to his family’s … Read more

Lost Journal: Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth (Reliving the McCarthy Era)

Buy your copy of "Lost Journal - the Book" at www.timmollen.com.Each Lost Journal column is a journal entry written in retrospect. In other words, Mollen chooses a different day from his past, and writes about it as though it were today. The date may be last week, Halloween 1980, or the day he was born (May 4, 1969). Some of you may be asking, “But how would he have been able to write a journal entry on the day he was born?” To you he says: “Lighten up. It’s a humor column.” Mollen is a nationally syndicated columnist and actor, and he is available as a speaker on writing and humor.
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Journal entry: May 23, 1977 (age 8) Adults are always asking me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My standard answer is “Taller.” (A … Read more

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