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There Will Be No More ‘Manholes’ In Berkeley, California

Words have power, or at least according to received (and heavily enforced) wisdom; and we need to strip the English language of gender specifics.…

An Englishman Wants BoJo To Be Prime Minister

Before you ask or, come to that, suggest it, I am not a Boris disciple. Well, not as such anyway. Disciples tend to have somewhat blind faith.…

Speak Against the Evil: Say Something, Do Something

I watched a tiny clip of that racist rally in NC last night. I saw the man many of my former friends voted for whip up murderous fury.…

Sailing to Byzantium—No Country for Old Men

You've probably read the story, or at least know about the guy who wakes up one morning as a giant, verminous insect, and his further adventures.…

An Englishman Wants to Know If Trump Is A Canny Racist

President Trump has told some women Democrats to 'go home where they came from', or something like that although I'm not absolutely sure.…

Is It Fake News Or A Matter of Perception?

If I had heard the term 'fake news' before Donald Trump came on the scene, I certainly don't remember it. Now, however, it's the language of the day.…

The Police and the Legacy of the ‘Punisher’

Earlier this morning, I was reading an article about how a police union in St. Louis was asking officers to adopt the Punisher skull as a symbol of solidarity.…

No Doubt You Are the People and Wisdom Will Die With You

I keep mulling over the question being asked by the new, young wokesters packed with moral certainty: doubt and Gluten-free. Can Joe Biden be forgiven?…

Vote Blue! Cheat If You Must, but Vote Blue

I'm a lifelong Democrat. I've voted the Party even when I've disagreed with it. I was a Hippie in the '70s, a Punk in the '80s, and a Liberal in…

Britain’s Ambassador To the US Resigns

Sir Kim Darroch - and no, I'd never heard of him - has resigned as British Ambassador to the USA after unflattering comments he made about Trump.…

Gazing Into My Crystal Ball

When I was a child, my family would often spend long weekends in a place called Blackpool, the place to go if you lived in England.…

The London Mayor Who Cried Wolf

by Neil Bamforth You know the story of the ‘boy who cried wolf’ don’t you? He cried it so often, when there really was a wolf, it killed all the…

What Colors Trump’s Hatred of Immigrants?

There is a common thread that runs through Donald Trump’s history, one that gives us the likely reason for his very specific hostility toward immigrants.…

Republicans, Democrats, and the Heat of Summer

OK folks, the 4th of July has come and gone so it is, by any definition, summer. Actually, to my mind it has been summer since the first week in…