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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Reality Check: Apology Syndrome 2017

Where’s the punch line?

– Alice Cooper to jc, 9/13

 

There is a mural in an alleyway in the Temple Bar district of Dublin, Ireland, of Sinead O’Connor. It reads: “Sinead you were right all along, we were wrong, so sorry.” In October of 1992 the Irish singer/songwriter infamously ripped …

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LOVE…TO…TURN…YOU…ON: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band At 50

It was 50 years ago today…

June 1, 1967, to be exact; the day the cultural axis of the Western Hemisphere is altered by a singular artistic event. The Beatles, the most celebrated, imitated and dissected entertainers on the planet, release their eighth studio album.

It is true that anything …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

This is really like some sort of episode of the old Twilight Zone. Sane people sit back and say… “Well surely NOW people will see” and we’ve been saying that for about a year or two now, on a weekly basis. (MORE FUN WITH THE RUSSIA THING—Issue: 3/8/17) We …

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Reality Check: Donald Trump: Stupid, Guilty Or Both?

The firing of FBI Director James Comey confirms two things: the president of the United States is probably guilty and most definitely stupid.

There is no other explanation for this maneuver; its timing, its politics, its optics, its reflection of the current investigation into his campaign’s role in Russia’s meddling …

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Reality Check: The Trump Century Mark

Dissecting the Worst First 100 Days of a Presidency

 

Congratulations to Donald J. Trump. Not since 1933 when they started using this century metric to measure the length and breadth of a newly minted president have we seen more chaos, failure and mayhem in the first 100 days of an …

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