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Mixing it Up

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I’m a big mouth white guy of Irish descent who, most likely, has ancestral ties to former President Barrack Obama, and that statue of

Above: July 18, 2017 MSNBC screen grab. At you thought he couldn’t look stupider! Let’s be truthful about the reason that Republicans can’t come up

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Our culture shoots black men. Kills them. And our culture acquits their killers—if they are the police. This headline grabbed me and shook me,

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends We're so glad you could attend Come inside! Come inside! There behind the glass stands a real

I expected President Drumpf to embarrass himself—and us by proxy—when he went abroad last month. He did not disappoint, so long as you’re a fan

…that’s the current liberal fantasy, and we can sweeten it even more by taking the rest of America’s “left coast” with us. Welcome to Ecotopia,

A lot of us who respect Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House want to curl up and hibernate for the next four

You’re in Los Angeles and looking for the perfect space to mount your production. Available for your play, meeting, workshop or social event is TU

Even the best magicians never actually do magic—they give you a believable illusion that they are performing the impossible. Mostly, they do it by

With Black History Month you hear accounts of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Cyrus Attucks and other historical black figures in America’s past. I would

I’m sorry, but the Hitler analogy is at last appropriate. You can hear the original Führer’s hateful nationalism in nearly every sentence that comes

Let’s say you’re a hotshot movie producer and I’m this schlub of a writer who thinks he’s bringing the next blockbuster to our meeting.

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, there were two official newspapers: Pravda (“The Truth”) and Izvestiya (“The News”). A friend of mine who

Wait, don’t put away the Christmas decorations just yet. I’ve got one more present for you—and you’re gonna to hate it. Most of Donald Trump’s

Round One has begun, a first clang! in the bruising prize fight that Donald Trump’s presidency threatens to become. It’s The Donald vs. the

We just elected a man with zero experience in government, primarily because he has no experience. That’s especially scary considering that “we” is a

The American election season never ends with the election. Not anymore. Nailing the president-elect for reneging on his second-biggest campaign promise became the national sport

The movie Jurassic Park removed an intriguing side plot from Michael Crichton’s novel of the same name, that I think applies directly to the election. In

Start in a state with an active electorate of six million (say, Pennsylvania in 2016). Now poll a thousand of those people. You are

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