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Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 1W ago

Grounds for impeachment

The Washington Post’s newest story on Donald Trump makes a good time to stop and assess where we are right now. And where we are right now is damned depressing. Were I a member of the U.S. H...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 3W ago

What colleges and universities DON’T owe would-be speakers

I’m one of those weirdoes who thinks that, once invited by a Berkeley student group in good standing, Ann Coulter should have been allowed to speak at Berkeley, or at least given the same co...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 1M ago

Report of sorts on the town hall held this morning by my congresscritter, U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, R-NC13

First, a bit of background for those who aren’t from ’round here. The congresscritter: Freshman GOP Rep. Ted Budd of the newly redrawn 13th CD of North Carolina. Ran a gun shop before gettin...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 2M ago

Rachel Maddow and Trump’s 2005 tax return (redux)

Immediately after Rachel Maddow’s show ended last night on MSNBC, I jotted down a few thoughts on Facebook, which follow: 1) Maddow tweeted she had “returns,” plural. That implied she had bo...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 2M ago

In which your news media attempt to polish a turd

A couple of months ago, I warned you that whatever came of Donald Trump’s likely disaster of a presidency, the news media would be of no use in helping us fight it. We got proof of that last...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 2M ago

Friday Random 10, Saturday Edition

The Ties That Bind – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band The Boys of Summer – Don Henley Dream All Day – The Posies Stand by Me – Ben E. King Long View – Green Day Round Here – Counting Cr...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 3M ago

What we have learned this week about U.S. conservatism

I would not have bet a beer on the likelihood that Nazi provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos could do anything useful. But this week, and quite by accident, he did: He found that the moral depravit...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 3M ago

Friday Random 10, Porch-Weather Sunday/Global Warming Edition

Burn – Dream Syndicate Green Grow the Rushes – R.E.M. Ego Maniac – Chris Mars Back to Base – Fugazi Even Heroes Have to Die – Ted Leo & the Pharmacists New Kid in Town – Eagles I Am a Cliche...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 3M ago

Friday Random 10, Feb. 17, 2017

My Shit’s Fucked Up – Warren Zevon Paris (Ooh La La) – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Texarkana – R.E.M. I Can’t Read – Tin Machine Pulling Teeth – Green Day No Expectations – Rolling Stones ...
Blog on the Run: Reloaded · 3M ago

Friday Random 10, Feb. 10, 2017

Louisiana Rain – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tampa to Tulsa (live) – Jayhawks El Clavo y la Cruz – The Plugz Champagne and Riffer – Rolling Stones & Buddy Guy Betterman – Pearl Jam Promise...