Tagged: Washington Post

What Next for “Animals”?

What Next for “Animals”?

The dehumanization of political targets is as old as mankind. Convince one tribe that another is less than human and the way may be paved for genocide. Once you are persuaded that someone else...

In the Age of Robots

In the Age of Robots

  Say hello to the future. And, probably, goodbye to your job. The robots aren’t coming. They’re here. When the police send a robot to blow up that mass shooter in Dallas… When drones fight America’s battles...

You Can Come Out Now, Liberals

You Can Come Out Now, Liberals

It might still be a little risky, but America’s liberals are safer showing their faces today than they’ve been in decades. I know this may seem strange to non-Americans, but over the past half century or so,...

Racist Right Drops its Mask

Racist Right Drops its Mask

I’m sure you know that one of the driving forces in the Tea Party movement is racism. But Republican leaders scoff at the accusation, and powerful media voices dismiss the idea. When people like...

“Liberal” Press Shows its True Colors

“Liberal” Press Shows its True Colors

For years, conservatives have complained that the American media are “liberal,” and “spin” the news to make them look bad. They have besieged the media with their complaints, demanding that their “facts” be given...

As the World Turns, Journalism Quietly Dies

As the World Turns, Journalism Quietly Dies

Looking back on it, American journalism was always an impossible dream. But it was a dream that captured my imagination when I was very young. I suppose it began with a little pamphlet titled...

Way to go, Hillary! You’re Better than those Clods

Way to go, Hillary! You’re Better than those Clods

I wanted to take a swing at that churlish Rand Paul (above, left) when he talked about firing Hillary Clinton (above, right) if he were president. The nerve of that Kentucky yokel! Who but...

Toxic Trash Goes Viral as U.S. Election Nears

Toxic Trash Goes Viral as U.S. Election Nears

  My cousin and his wife who live in Miami – one of the sweetest couples I know – forwarded an email to me this morning that left me deeply depressed. It is a...

Campaign Against Social Security is Under Way

Campaign Against Social Security is Under Way

Score another victory for the right-wing PR machine. This morning’s headline in our local newspaper screamed that America’s Social Security fund is now “cash negative.” The story came from the Washington Post, which used...

Implications of “Climategate” in the Global Warming Debate

Implications of “Climategate” in the Global Warming Debate

A neighbor came over to set me straight on global warming a few days ago. He had read about “Climategate,” and saw it as evidence that an international cabal is plotting to take over...