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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.…

The ‘New IRA’ Are Terrorists

A bomb went off in Londonderry, Ireland, yesterday and the people responsible are calling themselves the 'New IRA.' Some people have already been arrested.…

Indigenous Lives Matter Too

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

An Englishman Updates the Brexit Fiasco

The facts? Brexit? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Well, no actually. Amazingly there are some facts regarding Brexit that are incontrovertible.…

Julian’s List—When Wikileaks Is Wrong

I read an account of near misses, what would have been an accidental launching of US missiles in response to what appeared to have been Soviet missiles.…

Basking In Ignorance In the Age of Information

My father had a saying, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?” It was something he came up with after cops beat Rodney King.…

Gillibrand’s Movement Now Called “Why Me?”

In my years watching politics I've noticed a flaw most of the people running for office have: it's thinking way too highly of themselves.…

Donald Trump Thinks He’s a King

Yesterday I wrote I was simply tired of dealing with the piece of shit who is currently holding the office of president of our country, and it is true. …

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.…

Will Britain Ever Reintroduce the Death Penalty?

With all the Brexit shenanigans in Britain, other news often vanishes under the radar before anyone has noticed it is even there.…

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.…

Rejection of Brexit Deal Creates ‘Nightmare’ For May

In chess, to be "in zugzwang" is to be in a position where every possible move will worsen the situation—and some analysts see it as a fitting analogy.…

Austria Closes Mosques and I Can’t Drink Beer In My Local Restaurant

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria has ordered the closing of seven mosques and the investigation of dozens of, primarily, Turkish Imams.…

Tag Teams: Pelosi and Schumer vs Trump and the Oval Office

Most of us who remember Republican responses to Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches don’t recall exactly what Bobby Jindal said in 2009. …