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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

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…

Mike Pence: ‘A Self-Seeking, Servile Flatterer’

The cabinet meetings conducted by my president, those of which transcripts are made public, seldom fail to startle me. They sometimes remind me of that long ago exchange. The highest…

The Republican Paper Moon

Steve Bannon said he wanted to do for the GOP in Alabama what propagandist Leni Riefenstahl did for German Nazis in the 1930s.  In his own way, he succeeded.…

Flipping Off Michael Flynn

I knew it was humor, but it bothered me. Pope John Paul II had been the driving force behind the peaceful liberation of Poland from the Soviet empire. He is often credited…

Praising Trump for Failing to Screw the Innocent

The shocking incident of October 5, 2017 could be traced back one month earlier to September 5.…

America’s Long Presidential Journey From the Profound to the Petty

Let’s face it. Our President is not what anyone would call widely admired. A few lawmakers in the Republican party, his party, are speaking out. More are said to be…

A Leader Who Is Too Damn Dumb To Know Better

by Burr Deming We heard it as an impromptu bit of indelicate phrasing: He was President, The World Trade Center came down during his reign. – Candidate Donald Trump, February 13,…

The President Who Might Have Been But Never Was

As Trump scandals begin moving into actual criminal indictments, with looming prison time, one sports event symbolizes, at least for me, the tragedy of our 43rd President, the President whose…

Donald Trump: Embodying the Difference Between a Bastard and a Stupid Bastard

by Burr Deming I was thinking about the abrupt decline of a favorite film star of my youth and one of his best films. In the early 1960s, a fictional…

How a Simple Diagram Explains Trump’s Hostility Toward Puerto Rico

The situation in Puerto Rico is desperate and getting worse. Recent reports are amplified by even newer reports. Water is among the most basic of human needs. The need for…

When Republicans Are Frightened By the Bell

by Burr Deming Most of us have heard some version of the tale. It has been around for a long, long time. Vermont scholar Marjorie Dundas is retired from teaching,…

When Truth ‘Trumps’ Lies and Stares Us In the Face

The young inexperienced security guard had quickly won over pretty much all of us. He had a sort of naive air about him that almost compelled us into a protective…

Mexican Catapults and How Only Trump’s Wall Can Save Us Now

by Burr Deming My President held a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, and, wouldn’t you know, news was made. Here is what folks remember, what they are talking about: Wouldn’t you love…

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