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Glenn Geist lives in South Florida and wastes most of his time boating, writing, complaining and talking on the radio

Pyongyang on the Hudson

Barack Obama made some comment about spreading the wealth around. Now, Republicans use the trope about rising tides and floating boats.…

Black Face, White Face

Back in 1961, the book Black Like Me by John Griffin was a shocker. He darkened his skin to pass as a black man and toured the South.…

Is Tom Brokaw A Racist?

by Glenn R. Geist E Pluribus Unum: Apparently that’s a racist thing to say. Only a fool would talk about racism these days. Even the best intentions – even a…

The Wild, Wild West, Florida Style

Kids my age grew up on on cowboy movies on that new fad: the television. The Wild West, according to the Gospel of Hollywood was home to knights.…

Indigenous Lives Matter Too

Hate crimes, particularly against Native Americans, tend to be under-reported in comparison to hate crimes against other groups. …

Technical Journalism and the Windmill

The history of technology—of invention and industry has always been a strong interest of mine. I live with a collection of old scientific instruments.…

On ‘White Privilege’ and Truth By Any Other Name

One of those things going around Facebook like a forest fire: a picture of lettuce with the message that Romaine lettuce has killed more people.…

Holy Orlando—Jesus In America Is A Modern Invention

Do we create our own reality? I hear it said all the time. But recreational fantasy may be common, benign and fun it's still just recreation.…

Rashida Tlaib, the Melon Patch, and ‘That Motherf*cker’

There's an old Chinese saying—really, there is, that translates something like: "when you're in a melon patch, you don't bend down to tie your shoes."…

Blood Libel—Chaos Rules As the Devil Smiles

Maybe there really is nothing new under the sun or maybe trolls and bigots and Republicans just don't have a lot of new ideas. …

Stop Looking For Scapegoats—Lighten Up

One runs a bit of a risk by suggesting oversensitivity is on the increase, but from my perspective, with as many years as I have used up, it looks that…

Tucker Carlson: Wrong Like a Fox

The left says we have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor. Even if it makes our own country more like Tijuana is now. …

You Gotta Believe In Something

"You gotta believe in something." It's one of those hollow phrases that appear and disappear in our language like election year promises. …

When There Are No Witnesses

“But, remembering the early civility they brought upon these countries, and forgetting long-passed mischiefs, we mercifully preserve their bones, and piss not upon their ashes.” -Thomas Browne- It’s sunny and bitterly cold in South…

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