WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Homeward bound and gagged

Every time I go back to St. Louis, where I was born and raised, I’m flooded with a complex swell of emotions. This might happen to everyone who leaves a … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 10 Comments

Coming soon: GQP terrorism

Now that it’s clear the GQP is in full support of the Trumpian terrorists who attacked the Capitol on January 6, it seems perfectly reasonable to refer to them as … Continue reading

July 29, 2021 · 6 Comments

• Of course minority leader Kevin McCarthy (GQP—California) appointed Jim Jordan to the January 6 insurrection select committee. Of course he did. In fact, three of the five appointees from … Continue reading

July 26, 2021 · 8 Comments

Tribal troubles

By now it’s pretty obvious that our politics are marked in this era by rampant tribalism. That’s why I wanted to read Amy Chua’s important book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct … Continue reading

July 22, 2021 · 16 Comments

Fright club

Has anyone noticed there’s still no word on when the Cyber Ninjas will wrap up their “audit” of Maricopa County’s 2020 election ballots? Someone pointed out that Trump wanted the … Continue reading

July 20, 2021 · 4 Comments

Friend slips

An article about the nature of friendships drifted in front of my face the other day—specifically about how some friendships naturally fade as time goes on. It prompted me to … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · 9 Comments

To inanity–and beyond!

Are you, like me, a little miffed at billionaire space fantasies? Everyone watched over the weekend as Virgin’s Richard Branson shot himself into “space” in a test flight that has … Continue reading

July 15, 2021 · 10 Comments

Distressed to kill

It’s fascinating, and frightening, that without trying all that hard I’m able to come up with five or six anti-democratic items from the news each week—or, usually, every few days—which … Continue reading

July 13, 2021 · 4 Comments

No room for ER

I mentioned that I had a run-in with the medical-industrial complex last month. I’m doing much better now, thanks.  One of my experiences was an afternoon/evening at the friendly neighborhood … Continue reading

July 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

Woes R U.S.

• The Supreme Court in, guess what, a 6-3 decision along the usual ideological lines, upheld a pair of Arizona election laws that a lower court had determined discriminate against … Continue reading

July 8, 2021 · 3 Comments