Category Archives: Media

The Truth About Africa and Haiti

What a shit-storm over a question that deserves to be explored. Why should the United States take in immigrants from “shit-hole countries” like Africa and Haiti rather than from places like Norway? It’s hard to know what’s worse – that President Donald Trump was so indiscriminate in front of people he should’ve known would use […]

A Tax Grab For the Neediest

Everybody’s still waiting for the man with a bag. We want stuff all year long, not only during the holidays. We all want more. We’ve got a trillion-dollar national deficit and personal credit card debt, also in the trillions, to show for it. One of the most whimsical – and saddest – sounds of America’s […]

Children’s Hour for the Democrats

After playwright Lillian Hellman was blacklisted as a Communist-sympathizer, she later looked back and wrote: “My belief in liberalism was mostly gone.” In its place, she substituted something she called “decency.” She recalled in her memoir, “Scoundrel Time,” how life changed for her after she was ostracized. People stopped calling. Of those who still called, […]

The Last Days of America

In matters of male-female relationships, my working-class brother is fond of saying, “It isn’t the bulge up front that counts – it’s the bulge in back.” Judging a man by the size of his wallet is kind of like measuring a female by her cup size. Except now it’s a lot easier for a woman […]

The Comfortable and the Afflicted

Dave Miller, the popular host of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud,” was shot to death last night in an apparent road-rage attack. Now that’s the kind of fake news that is not even remotely plausible. Guys like Dave Miller are rarely homicide victims, and they know it. Professional journalists – especially those who occupy […]

A Lesson for Harvey’s Girls

The last thing the Harvey Weinstein Pile-On needs is a mewling #MeToo hashtag so females everywhere can easily climb on board. If women want to be taken seriously, they should turn to the example of someone like Dee Dee Kouns. She learned through the worst kind of tragedy how to fight injustice. Her 26-year-old daughter, […]

‘Report From the Realm of Hell’

You can’t buy love, but in Portland, Ore. the city is throwing money at hate. “GRANT OPPORTUNITY! Stand up against hate and create a more welcoming community for all of Portlanders” says City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly’s website. The city of Portland is disbursing $350,000 in grants to organizations fighting hate. Hate is very big right […]

Portland’s Brand of Progressive Hate

Years before Donald Trump was elected president, Jeremy Joseph Christian was building a criminal record that included convictions for robbery, kidnapping and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Portland man is now accused of whipping out a knife on a commuter train and slashing the throats of three men, killing two of […]

Korean Lives Finally Matter

Two years after the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, a 24-year-old black man and a 17-year-old black male walked into a liquor store in San Bernardino, Calif., where a Korean immigrant named Bruce Suh worked behind the counter. They stuck a gun in Suh’s face and told him to lie face down on the […]

Get Out — From Under the Past

If Quanice Hayes had been given my brain, he would not have been shot by Portland police. No, if this 17-year-old black male thought like I did, he would have never put a gun to a homeless man’s head, robbed him of his food stamp card and then later, as police tried to arrest him, […]