Strike up the band! Special prosecutor to probe Trump-Russia ties

BULLETIN — The U.S. Department of Justice has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to oversee a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including possible collusion with members of the Trump campaign. Strike up the band! Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller after Attorney General Jeff Sessions […]

Before this, there was racism

While millions of Americans blow up Facebook over concerns that Donald Trump and his Grand Old Party will rob them of their health care, I’ve been feeling a bit smug. I suppose it’s human nature to focus on the latest outrage, but I’m that rare bird who never got past the first one. Mark me down […]

No hope for all our Esperanzas

Everyone liked Esperanza, even the racists. I mean, how could you not like a woman who showed up for work every day with a smile on her face while she emptied the trash, swept crumbs from the break room and mopped piss from the floor around the urinals. Esperanza — not her real name — was […]

No sympathy for willful ignorance

With the “compassionate” Trump budget ready to starve ancient Aunt Mathilda and Uncle Bo, along with bratty Cousin Timmy and his bothersome preschool breakfasts, I admit I’m not feeling very compassionate myself these days. I’ve read ass-chapping narratives that those of us who voted for Hillary Clinton in the past election should feel sorry for […]

A time to stand up, a time to divide

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared on the author’s other blog, Roamin’ Gnomials. My real name is attached to this commentary, but it wasn’t always that way. When I started my first blog, I tried to adhere to sensible precautions that my words would be seen by thousands of people, some of them quite possibly dangerous. […]