Larry Wines: In July, 2016, the utter improbability of all things political has us ready for Rod Serling to make an entrance.
Larry Wines: I’m from Eastern Europe, so ollie-ollie-oxen-free, Ollie, and there won’t be any more Stan to claim it’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into because Donald never admits to getting into a mess.
Larry Wines: That endless roll of statistics that distills human carnage into numbers has a new line in the compilation, as anonymous as traffic highway deaths, as impersonal as any numbers too big to associate with individual human persons who are suddenly dead.
Larry Wines: After riding all night as one prong of a US Army unit — sent to find and return Native American Indians to the Reservation on which the government had ordered them to live — that army unit found them.
Larry Wines: Now that Brexit has happened, it’s definitely scaring the hell out of the banksters on both sides of the Atlantic. By Tuesday, we’ll know to what extent that applies to Japan and China, as well.
Larry Wines: Where were their fact-checkers when the networks took their morning leads from an H-arrow campaign press release falsely claiming Sanders supporters had “thrown tantrums” and “thrown chairs” at the Nevada Democratic Convention?
Larry Wines: When a few old fat white guys find a way to climb atop something that puts them above the soccer fan crowds — where they artlessly pull off their clothes — they transform into old, fat, naked white guys that command the cameras.
Larry Wines: Meanwhile, we see fellow Americans who instinctively know how to respond: with help. They are making donations of desperately needed blood for victims. Long lines are already zigzagging outside hospitals in Orlando.
Larry Wines: “They told me if I voted for Goldwater in 1964 that there would be racial violence in the streets and a major war in Southeast Asia. And you know what? I did, and they were right!”
Larry Wines: To expect Bernie’s legions to capitulate isn’t a matter of abandoning their candidate. It’s antithetical to their vision, their hope, their world view and philosophy.
Larry Wines: There’s breaking news that 150+ countries are signing-on to tackle the climate crisis. You can even take part in that.
Larry Wines: Prince embodied the artist who pursues art for what it tells you about yourself. Not for what you can put up in lights and say “look at me.”
Larry Wines: In the brief two-and-a-half years of its existence, it has produced more top journalism award-winning original programs than everybody else, combined.