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Asymmetrical Patriotism

Back in November, I was watching the reaction to Trump’s election win and had thought about writing a reaction to the reaction, noting how asymmetrical it was. Trump supporters continued to berate Hillary, demand...

2016 In The Rearview

2016 is drawing to a close, and boy was it a doozy. I got my CEBS certification in March. I went on a road trip through the rural Virginia, the Smokey Mountains, and ultimately...

Not That Kind of Liberal

Back when I was in college, I wrote a summation of my political beliefs that pretty much was like this: “I am a liberal for those who drink at Starbucks, not those who protest...

This “Dumpster Fire” Is Almost Over

Before this dumpster fire of an election got started with an angry screed toward Mexicans, I used to be a political activist. I volunteered for Frank Lautenberg and Erskine Bowles. I knocked on doors...

TV Fall 2016: Verdicts on New Shows

In previous posts I gave you my initial impressions about new shows and the general themes and schedules of the Big 4 networks. After a month or more of binge-watching, here are my verdicts:...

TV Fall 2016: Sundays

No new shows are starting on Sunday this fall that gain my interest even a little bit. Instead, it’s status quo with the following: Once Upon a Time begins Season 6 with two primary...

TV Fall 2016: Fridays

Fridays were TGIF during my childhood, when networks really tried to put interesting, family-friendly scripted shows on the schedule. That has long since passed, and now reality television and low-rated fare dominate. The said,...

TV Fall 2016: Thursdays

Thursdays used to be Must See TV and are now “Thank God It’s Thursday” as ABC dramas draw the most viral online attention (even if it is not always reflected in the ratings). A...