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Burr is a husband, father, and computer programmer, who writes and records from St. Louis. On Sundays, he sings in a praise band at the local Methodist Church. On Saturdays, weather permitting, he mows the lawn under the supervision of his wife. He can be found at FairAndUNbalanced.com

The Strange Tale of Trump’s Mueller Meltdown

It had been unseasonably mild that December day as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein got ready to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Nobody knew at the time that his…

Putin, Trump, and the Pac-Man Ploy

Drug cartels began targeting opponents, assassinating police, political figures, journalists, and ordinary citizens who got in the way. Russian crime figures defied the entire government, eventually took it over, then…

The Futile Dribbles of Laura Ingraham and Fellow Hate Spewers

by Burr Deming Basketball legend LeBron James was reminiscing about the role models of his youth: When I was growing up there were, like, three jobs that you looked for…

The Fading Humor of Presidential Pathos

When my long, boring commute is no longer boring, it’s bad news. On good boring days, I usually listen to network broadcasts. That is where I learned about the Comey…

The Pulp Fiction of Republican Arguments

Biblical scholars who take the movie Pulp Fiction seriously might get nosebleeds over everything else Jules quotes at the petrified, soon-to-be full-of-holes, Brett. The rest of it is not to…

Sam Nunberg Melts Down As Interviewers Try To Save Him

Sam Nunberg has never impressed folks as a nice guy. He came to the public eye when he was fired, for a little while, by Mr. Trump for what polite people…

Our Remarkable Presidents and Then There’s Donald Trump

by Burr Deming There is no way Teddy should have come out alive. San Juan Hill has become almost cartoonish in our historical imagination. The invasion itself is jeered at…

Why the FBI Ignored the Parkland High School Shooter

My president’s reaction to the shooting goes beyond photographs. He is outraged that the FBI did not prevent the shooting. The young man with a semi-automatic weapon had exhibited clear…

Smearing Immigrants: Exploiting the Tragedy of Death

As a group, immigrants are among the least violent, least prone to commit crimes, of any of us in the United States. That’s a fact. Those here with no legal…

How Trump’s America Is Devolving Into Brownback’s Kansas

In a few years, the Trump tax boost may overcome all obstacles. He may end up with more support than we now imagine. The darkest vision may come true: a…

When People Were Dying for the Right to Vote

It's about the vote, and as voting controversies multiply I think back to its origins. I think of a Senator from Missouri and a lady who recently celebrated her 97th…

Loose Lips Sink Ships: Is Trump Treacherous or Traitorous?

When the arrest was announced in mid-January, it was accompanied by the even more sobering news. The one-time US intelligence officer, a trusted employee of the CIA had revealed to…

On Jill Simpson, Christopher Steele, and Those Crazy Republicans

Jill Simpson had volunteered to work in a Republican campaign. She had been told to listen in on telephone conversations and transcribe them. That is how she heard about Karl…

Shadows of War: China Prepares for a River of Blood

Fiction seems so often to work out more ideally than reality. We watched President Bartlet use American troops to stop violence and prevent attacks on an ethnic minority in the…

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