2-minute reads 'n' listens

Cashing in on the COVID crisis

Why does Donald Trump refuse to wear a coronavirus mask? Because he realizes that, in a mask, we'd all recognize him as the robber who has been moving furtively behind the scenes of the pandemic to rig the rule... Read more...

Meet the Slaphappy Governor of Texas

Once again, my state of Texas is saddled with a Republican gubernatorial goober. Greg Abbott is this guy's name, and he's another incompetent, right-wing ideologue whose botched handling of our state's COVID-19... Read more...

Trump versus the wisdom of Robert E. Lee

While our present President's moral character seems stuck somewhere between boorish and brutish, it's only fair to note that he also has an aesthetic dimension. This surprising side of Trump popped out sever... Read more...

A wealth tax for American Progress

The rich are different from you and me. For one thing, they’re rich. Among the super-rich, though, there tends to be a peculiar sense that their net worth is a testament to their true worthiness. Thus, they ... Read more...

Unmasking America’s mask profiteers

Everyone should wear a protective medical mask – but some ought to be in ski masks, like those favored by bank robbers and muggers. Zach Fuentes for example, a former deputy chief of staff for Donald Trump. ... Read more...

What’s behind a mask?

The chief cultural emblem of our times is this: Wearing a mask. Or not. These low-tech, high-impact, low-cost coverings are so simple and effective at helping reduce the COVID-19 infection rate that our top ... Read more...

Beware a of a Trump Coup!

The mass these protests against systemic racism are driving Donald Trump plumb crazy! Of course, that's a pretty short drive for him. He would be hilarious if his buffoonery was not so dangerous and destruct... Read more...