Larry Wines

larry-wines-informalLarry Wines is editor of the Acoustic Americana Music Guide, and a former newspaper political columnist.

Bernie Sanders and an Aberrant Media

MSNBC Attacks Bernie

*+-Larry Wines: Unwarrented labels. Trivializing, defining, ball-and-chain labels, the very labels that the MSNBC show hosts affix to Bernie Sanders with all the epoxy they can conjure, as if (their choice of) these labels were part of his name.

Cyberspying Transcends Everything You Think You Know About It

Cyberspying

*+-Larry Wines: How come we are all paying to be spyed on, not by some nefarious government, but by ruthless capitalists who will sell their own grandmother after billing us to feed, house, and clothe her so she is plump and healthy and will fetch a better price?

Austerity and the Amtrak Crash

Amtrak Crash

*+-View image | gettyimages.com ithin hours of the deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia, the US House of Representatives voted, in committee, to slash another $252 million from Amtrak’s budget – a 15% slash from last year’s funding for Amtrak. This “austerity” craze is insanity. Amtrak set another record for ridership increase in 2014, and an […]

It’s Simple. It’s Rovian. And It’s Back

Karl Rove

*+-Larry Wines: Expect the coming week to bring more unchallenged repetitions by GOP operatives of the latest Rovian assertion – totally devoid of details – that America “can’t afford another four years of these failed liberal economic programs policies.”

April 30th: National Mea Culpa Day?

Vietnam War Anniversary

*+-Larry Wines: So, on April 30th, when we think about the fall of Saigon, we should think about the Tonkin Gulf Resolution that set us on the tragic, bloody road that took us there. And we should think about the arrogant decision to invoke “regime change” in Iraq.

That Was Hillary’s “Big” Announcement?

Hillary Announces

*+-Larry Wines: Who in the HELL thought that funerary makeup job with the racoon eyeliner was a good idea? Dukakis in the tank in the Snoopy helmet looked better! Joe Biden’s over-the-shoulder intimate ear-whisper was excruciatingly awkward, but IT looked better.

Indiana: Religion, Repression, and Thelma & Louise

Indiana Gay Bashing

*+-Larry Wines: Isn’t it interesting how, when big business threatens to withdraw investment from Indiana solely and specifically because of this new law, it suddenly makes the governor pop the clutch on his brain?

A Little Perspective, Please?

GermanWings Airbus 320 flight

*+-Larry Wines: Of course they’ll try to publicly psychoanalyze the pilot with a gaggle of gasbag pop psychologists on retainer for just such occasions. They’ll put his family through hell, and be very self-righteous about “the public’s right to KNOW!”

The Declaration of Insurrection

Congress Writes Iran

*+-Larry Wines: Even though we don’t like you, we are perfectly fine with using you to show George Washington who is really in charge here.