At each of these great gates of history, eighty to a hundred years apart, a similar generational drama unfolded. Four archetypes, aligned in the same order – elder Prophet, midlife Nomad, young adult Hero, child Artist – together produced the mos
"I Wasn't Offended; That's What Freedom Sounds Like"
There are other things going on in the world at the moment, but if you've been watching the mainstream media as of late, you would think the only important thing to discuss would be the election… some more… because they haven't done that enou
Whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains a fugitive at large, but that didn't stop him from popping up and chiming in on the recent presidential election.
Stephen Baldwin and Scott Baio react to Trump's win
Here's my comment (a memo to the transition team):
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." –Philosopher George Santayana
I guess we have all noticed that the holier-than-thou groups who whined that Trump wasn't going to accept the outcome of the election refuse to accept it themselves.
Whatever you've been feeling since the election, it's probably been pretty intense.
Not to put too fine a point on it, America coughed up Hillary Clinton like a hairball last week --
I was exhausted, by the end of Election Night, and pretty much the same way the next day.
In an interview with TruthOut, political theorist Noam Chomsky warned the choice of Donald Trump will put the world at risk, saying the policy-averse president-elect may let the Republican party run amok.
"People are disturbed, not by things, but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things. Death, for instance, is not terrible, else it would have appeared so to Socrates. But the terror consists in our notion of death that it is t
The Trump victory is very good news for the US – relative to a win for Hillary, which would have been an unmitigated disaster. So I'm happy he won.
In Thoughts for the Horrified Paul Krugman takes an unusual step of admitting he is clueless.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm getting nervous. I am already getting nervous. I know it's early. I'm not getting nervous because of anything I've heard President-Elect Trump say.
In the follow up to the results of the US presidential elections, which many political analysts called surprising, political analyst and journalist Andrew Korybko explained to Radio Sputnik why the result was, in fact, perfectly predictable.
The parade of politicians and media pundits who are totally clueless about what happened and why is miles long.
Jay Leno, former Tonight Show host and now front man of his own automotive program on CNBC – Jay Leno's Garage, sat down with the business channel and talked about why Americans should all be rooting for – and not against, electric car maker Te
----chillingly warns world to 'prepare for further political shocks'
Silicon Valley's best-known Donald Trump supporter has issued a statement on the Republican presidential nominee's historic win.
So I just woke up and found that the world has changed. World War III was called off. Trump won, Clinton conceded. His victory speech is fair and integrating.
Roughly two-thirds of Americans believe the country is going in the "wrong direction," and Tuesday the country will vote for two of the least popular presidential candidates of all time. Both the left and the right say that the United States' g
In Douglas Adams' So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, there is a scene where a spaceship lands on earth and a robot emerges from the craft, proclaiming that "I come in peace" and exhorting the earthlings to "take me to your Lizard." The s
Your vote is statistically meaningless and will not sway the (s)election. Your vote is strategically meaningless and decides nothing about the future of the country. Your vote is useless, as the (s)election is rigged anyway. But as Larken Rose of Lar
Democracy is war by other means. Superficially, it is waged with ballots instead of bullets.
You can get angry with machines, especially when you haven't the faintest idea how they work.
Ideas are powerful things. So powerful, in fact, that regardless of the messenger or medium an idea can stand on its own and change the world.
Beaver Street runs through downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, a high-country town at 7,000-foot elevation and towered over by the 12,000-foot Humphrey's Peak. A couple of blocks of the street are a microcosm of the political divide in America.
The following quote is from page 619 of the final (2016) volume – Bourgeois Equality – of Deirdre McCloskey's soaring trilogy on the essence of bourgeois values, on their transmission, and on their essential role in modern life: