WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Kooks with nukes

Andrew M. Tanner says he’s a rogue systems analyst and author, and he’s written this provocative essay on how a nuclear war might actually play out if Russia pulls the … Continue reading

March 8, 2022 · 7 Comments

We are the whirled

I remember feeling anxious and not entirely prepared when I went to the Soviet Union in late 1977—I was 20. It wasn’t just that historic Russian mystique. The USSR and … Continue reading

March 3, 2022 · 2 Comments

Destiny’s man-child

It feels like we’re living through an historic pivot point, doesn’t it? When Russia invaded Ukraine on tissue-thin false pretenses (the Jewish president is a Nazi?), Vladimir Putin knocked down … Continue reading

February 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

When is the 💩 ever NOT hitting the fan?

Everything that’s happening in the world right now, from Russia and Ukraine to the pandemic to global warming to book banning to tainted Olympics, can make a body feel like … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · 8 Comments

Dems da breaks

As a Democrat through and through (in the progressive camp of Club Donkey), I’m starting to get worried about the midterms looming in November. The latest sign that there’s going … Continue reading

February 21, 2022 · 6 Comments

Welcome back, boycotter

Neil Young started it all when he pulled his music from Spotify. He said it’s Rogan or Young, not both. I got ready to cancel my own Spotify subscription. But … Continue reading

February 2, 2022 · 31 Comments

Ban on the run

It’s book-banning season in America. I always get a little nervous when talk of banning books floats to the scummy surface. It means someone is trying to repress certain ideas. … Continue reading

January 31, 2022 · 13 Comments

Post no Bills

I guess I really have turned a corner. As of last Friday evening, I’ve decided I won’t be watching Real Time with Bill Maher anymore. Bill has jumped the shark. … Continue reading

January 24, 2022 · 9 Comments

Powder keg party

There’s a new book out called The Next Civil War by Stephen Marche, in which he imagines a number of scenarios in which this country could wobble its way into … Continue reading

January 17, 2022 · 5 Comments

Deputy Dougs

Let me tell you a little story about life in America, circa 2021. I get this from a reliable source (NextDoor! 😆): A lady of 67 years was driving through … Continue reading

December 13, 2021 · 31 Comments