Reality Check: Syria – A Big Mistake

Maybe They’re Wearing Sneakers                   

I won’t waste any precious column space mincing words or joking around. This latest move by the Obama administration to “shift gears” or “change strategies” in the current bedlam that is Syria is a mistake; check that—a big mistake.

Of course the knee-jerk reaction to cite …

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Reality Check: The Sound Of The Barrel’s Bottom Being Scraped

10 Hours Of Political Theater On Your Dime

Holy mother of tap-dancing, four-on-the-floor, zippy-doo-da Christ!

What went on in the people’s capital yesterday for 11 fucking hours—11 FUCKING HOURS—is unequivocally the stupidest thing I have ever covered in the 18 long years of penning this column. That is no minor …

by   |  10/28/2015  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: The Sound Of The Barrel’s Bottom Being Scraped

Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

I think it is important to point out the inaccuracies in our political discourse and you do it with great pleasure, it would seem. However, your rabid attack on this completely fabricated outrage over Planned Parenthood that not only threatens to shut down the federal government, but has …

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Reality Check: A House Divided

Who The Hell Wants To Be Speaker Of The House?

 

You may have heard that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the second most powerful post in the United States government, John Boehner, has quit. For the first time in the 226 years of the U.S. Congress a …

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Reality Check: Syria & The Middle East Either/Or Theory

The party will soon be over for ISIS. This half-cocked theological throw-back had a shelf life anyway, and it has certainly gone on longer than most sane people could have predicted. But this is the beginning of the end; the autumn of 2015. Mark it down. Countries with more at …

by   |  10/07/2015  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Syria & The Middle East Either/Or Theory

Reality Check: Yogi – 1925-2015

Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra was the best catcher in the history of Major League Baseball. He won 10 titles, three MVP Awards, finishing no lower than fourth in that category for eight years, and in 1950, maybe his finest non-MVP year (.322, 28 homers, 124 RBI, 116 runs scored), he …

by   |  09/30/2015  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Yogi – 1925-2015

Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

I have been reading this column for years now and I know, as well as I know all of your readers over that time do, how much the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality means to you. (EQUALITY…OF COURSE – Issue: 7/8/15) This is a landmark decision for …

by   |  09/23/2015  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Reality Check: Joe Cool Dominating

Don’t Look Now—Barack Obama Is Beating Second-Term Jinx

            So far, this has been an immutable fact of the American presidency: Second terms are a disaster. Bad. Filled with impeachments and quitting and unconstitutional shenanigans. Queer luck. Doomed circumstance; economically, militarily, personally. The list is long, and in my lifetime (born …

by   |  09/16/2015  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: Joe Cool Dominating

Guilt, Gratitude & The Grind Of The Road: An Interview with Eric Hutchinson

            Mid-July, steamy New York summer day smack in the middle of rush-hour mayhem in the densest stretch of humanity on the planet earth; where the Pandora offices reside. The enormous marble front entrance, guarded by an officious middle-aged uniformed man, sends me to the 19th floor. Stepping off the elevator …

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Reality Check: White Guy Writing About #BlackLivesMatter

I’m Caucasian.

To double-down, I’m male.

Just to make it completely unfair, I am heterosexual, and for a time a while ago I was Christian, but for all intents and purposes I do not practice any weird or scary or overtly dismissed religion.

I have a family. I own property.…

by   |  09/09/2015  |  Comments Off on Reality Check: White Guy Writing About #BlackLivesMatter


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