Reality Check: Radical Caucasian Terrorism & The President Who Defends It

From 2008 to 2016 violent White Nationalist incidents in U.S. totaled 115. In the same time frame there were 63 Islamic Radical Terrorists incidents.

– The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund and the Center for Investigative Reporting

 

Fight the real enemy.

– Sinéad O’Connor, October 3, 1992

 

Donald J. Trump …

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Reality Check: The “Daddy Love Me” Nuclear Stand-Off – 2017

Who didn’t see this coming?

The second Donald Trump took the oath of office, all of it; wildly manic Tweet storms about TV hosts and obsessions with fabricated inner demons and spastic firings and institutional in-fighting and ill-advised bluster about seemingly innocuous and mostly delusional self-congratulatory nonsense, and now, most …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

And thus it begins, the final leg of this horrible joke of a presidency; the firing of James Comey, the Director of the FBI who Donald Trump jettisoned to protect his ass from further investigation on his obvious collusion with a foreign enemy to queer an election in his favor. …

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Reality Check: The Unsinkable ACA – Bulletproof “Obamacare” Rolls On

It survived six grueling months in 2009 into early 2010 of hearings, debates, propaganda—both pro and con—and an unprecedented act of partisan solidarity to be passed. It survived waves of protests and court hearings, ending up in two Supreme Court decisions upholding it. It spawned and survived the TEA Party …

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Reality Check: The Summer Of “Annie Hall” At 40

Pop culture is the folk culture of the modern market, the culture of the instant, at once subsuming past and future and refusing to acknowledge either.

– Greil Marcus, Lipstick Traces

 

I heard commentary and dissent merged to form dysentery.

– Woody Allen, Annie Hall

 

About a month ago while …

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Reality Check: Citizens Of New Jersey Unite Against Government Suppression

Before heading to Europe to kiss Vladimir Putin’s ass and after spending a week getting into Twitter wars with cable TV hosts, President Trump unleashed his completely unnecessary paranoid-central, daddy-didn’t-love-me-so-even-though-I-won-the-election-I-need-to-prove-there-is-voter-fraud-cause-I-got-pummeled-in-the-popular-vote commission cleverly titled Election Integrity. It should not escape any of us that this nonsense is the brainchild of a …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

Your take on music, especially musical icons is always exceptional. (CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON “CHUCK” BERRY – 1926 – 2017 – Issue: 3/29/17) This may be your finest. And what a subject to hit a home run. Chuck Berry is more than a rock and roll icon, more than …

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Rock Reads: A Summer Guide For The Rock & Roll Literate

Looking for a celebration of music in words to while away your lazy summer days?

 

Testimony – Robbie Robertson (2016)

The story of The Band is arguably the most mysterious and incomplete of any rock group from the golden era. This is mainly due to two contributing factors; during its …

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Reality Check: Stumbling Into Fatherhood

Dedicated To The Dad In All Of Us

            I have never written much about my daughter in this space. That is not what it’s for. I do recognize that in its origins nearly twenty years ago this coming August I would pepper these paragraphs with personal anecdotes and even deign …

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Reality Check: Comey Speaks

Fired And Vilified Former FBI Director Takes His Swings

One hundred and thirty-eight days into his presidency, Donald J. Trump’s lawyer is holding a press conference defending his client against charges of obstruction of justice and borderline treason.

Let that be the lead. Everything else pales.

That is not entirely …

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