WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Razing Arizona

Item: Well whataya know about that? The Maricopa County, Arizona, election audit, conducted by the now-infamous Cyber Ninjas, wound up proving that Joe Biden got more votes than Donald Trump … Continue reading

September 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

Why does it always feel like the bad guys are winning?

Item: Buckaroo border agents on horseback wrangled Haitian immigrants on the banks of the Rio Grande like they were lil dogies being led to auction. When we start thinking of … Continue reading

September 24, 2021 · 11 Comments

Writing for writing’s sake

I think this is where I find myself at this late date: writing for writing’s sake. For decades now, I’ve been writing with the goal of publishing and attracting readers … Continue reading

September 22, 2021 · 3 Comments

We can be heroes

Item: A Pennsylvania Senate committee approved subpoenas to obtain the personal information of millions of voters in that state. The Republicans are still “looking into” the 2020 election results there. … Continue reading

September 20, 2021 · 3 Comments

The bleat goes on …

Item: Amy Coney Barrett, R-Antiabortion on the Supreme Court, caused quite a stir by claiming, in the presence of Mitch McConnell at a Kentucky event, that the court is not … Continue reading

September 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

9/11 and the drive toward authoritarianism

In my anti-democracy roundup a few days ago, I talked about how our national drive toward authoritarianism might have begun with 9/11. I’ve been thinking about it ever since. The … Continue reading

September 15, 2021 · 7 Comments

Make it stop?

Item: The nominee for head of the ATF is being withdrawn because there’s been bipartisan pushback on account of his support for gun control. Since Joe Manchin is among those … Continue reading

September 13, 2021 · 3 Comments

I’ve had just Abbott enough …

I took a little break from obsessively following the anti-democratic news so you don’t have to, mostly thanks to our local conflagration and a few distracting side-events. I’m afraid of … Continue reading

September 10, 2021 · 2 Comments

Her cheatin’ heart 💔

KevinBrennan · Why Can’t We Fall In Love Again? It’s been a tough summer for creative pursuits, but last week I had a few extra hours to put the finishing … Continue reading

September 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Vorkov!

Yes, my bud, the excellent writer Alex Vorkov, has a new novel out, just in time for Halloween. Appropriately, it’s titled The 31st of October, and it is—I can testify—chilling. … Continue reading

September 7, 2021 · 2 Comments