WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

History lessens …

One theme that’s coming out of the whole Afghanistan debacle is that perhaps we’ll learn from this experience and modulate our foreign policy to be more prudent and forward-looking from … Continue reading

August 29, 2021 · 6 Comments

Now available for Kindle: Infamy–A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020

Infamy—A Journal of Our Darkest Year 2020 is now live on Amazon for $2.99.  Step right up and read about the year that never stopped delivering … catastrophes, that is.  … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · 9 Comments

American carnage … It’s what’s for dinner

I used this very photo on Inauguration Day 2017. Sadly it still applies. My 2020 political diary, which I started on February 21, has now sprawled to almost 85,000 words, … Continue reading

November 3, 2020 · 5 Comments

Bullet points and the ballot box: an appeal to conservatives

With early voting set to begin in many states, it seems like a good time to offer a plea to my conservative friends and readers (and family members). Everybody: I’m … Continue reading

September 16, 2020 · 4 Comments

What is it good for …

My wife and I have been watching the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick PBS series on Vietnam, reliving the grim. Every episode sits in my belly like a spiked ball, forcing me … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 25 Comments

Not too late … yet

I hate to be an alarmist, and frankly I’m not reading much political stuff these days because the resounding message right now is “We’re f*&ked!” It gets depressing to immerse … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Beware of darkness

January 20, 2017 · 7 Comments

Truth or consequences

I spotted this item via Stumbleupon the other day, and it jogged me into wondering whether we really expect biopics, historical films, and “based on a true story” stories to … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 7 Comments

History: it’s not that well-plotted

If you have a few spare moments, you might be amused by this Reddit thread: “Assume all of world history is a movie. What are the biggest plotholes?” Here are … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

11/22/63

 

November 22, 2013 · 3 Comments