WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

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 · 4 Comments

Zero hour

One week to go, and I just sat down to write one of those earnest but preachy appeals to get out there and vote, get your ballot postmarked early, tell … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 3 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

A political anthem for our times

KevinBrennan · No More Tomorrows I’ve been working on this song for quite a while, trying to find the right message for it. In the beginning I was leaning toward … Continue reading

July 9, 2020 · 3 Comments

Of Vidal interest …

You know who I wish was still around to comment on our political life? Gore Vidal. I can only imagine the periodic YouTube videos Gore would be putting out, excoriating … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · 6 Comments

Day by day

Hey. How’s everybody holding up? Here in beautiful downtown Cool, California, the sun has come out for the first time in days, and though I can’t say it fills me … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · 4 Comments

This is the year of the rat …

About a month ago I started a journal to document the political events of 2020 as they happened. The first line is: “This is the year of the rat. How … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · 2 Comments

Are you like me?

Are you like me? Is political anxiety giving you GFS? Gelatinous fecal syndrome? Have you reached the point where waking up in a cold sweat is actually worse than just … Continue reading

February 11, 2020 · 8 Comments

Pay to play

Every now and then it gets driven home that we don’t have a republic anymore. We have the trappings of a republic, in that we’re entitled to vote—or some of … Continue reading

January 17, 2020 · 3 Comments

Time keeps on slippin’ … and fallin’

Say farewell to the 2010s. We knew ye too well, ye cursed decade! There’s never been a decade that ended with such a bitter taste. Who can recall one that … Continue reading

December 30, 2019 · 4 Comments