Palin For America, ’12?

Could Palin rise to become her party’s leader four years from now?  It may not be that far from the realm of reality, after all, the current Democratic presidential candidate was introduced to the national stage four years ago at the Democratic National Convention.  If one rising star could be...

A Significant Part Of Obama’s Message

The Right has gotten themselves up in a tizzy because Obama apparently insulted middle Americans.  You know, the pro-gun, pro-God, anti-Government, anti-Illegal Immigration folks that never seem to vote for us anyway. This is something we’re going to have to expect more of in the future, and ready...

The RWNM: Lost in the High Weeds of War Metaphors

The wingnutosphere is at it again. Malkin has discovered the seeds of the next Islamofascist attack on Christian/American culture: Thanksgiving. Well, O’Reilly has The War on Christmas patented, so she, as one of the Right’s leading Culture Warriors, needed to find her own. No doubt Sean Hannity...

A Renewed Icon

“I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky–seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.” – Joseph Conrad, Heart Of Darkness Several weeks ago I...

Toilet Tourists

It has been said, not without justification, that there’s no such thing as “bad press.” While one would generally suppose there must be a limit somewhere, everywhere one looks, no matter how slimy the context, celebrity triumphs effortlessly over even nominal good sense. Still, you’d...