Larry Wines: Soon-to-be ex-Speaker Boehner, who is Constitutionally third in line for the Presidency, threw in the towel because bitter, rancorous, divisiveness within his own party has made consensus — even dialog — impossible.
Larry Wines: He transcended the sports page. Never egotistical, his humor could just as easily be self-effacing (literally) as anything else: “So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.”
Larry Wines: As a movement that began in outrage over the manipulating rich, how can Teabaggers be oblivious to putting a piratical billionaire in charge of everything, with his worse-than-vague, indeed wholly unexplained, pledges of restoring the middle class?
e see far too many exclamation points these days. From social media’s prolific tufts of sentence-ending triple exclamation points to the hackneyed declarations that everything is somehow “unique,” and by some contorted maze of specifics, “historic.” Most of the time, all we really mean is that something is… peculiar. August 6th is a day when […]
Larry Wines: Too bad we don’t know as much about relaxing as people knew 3,000 years ago. Or 40 years ago.
Larry Wines: What about the nutjobs with guns who have no restraints to coming after everyone else in this sick society that’s awash in guns, awash in bullshit that says gun ownership is THE only right that matters?
Larry Wines: We are appalled and dumbfounded that our rich nation has million-dollar condos in gentrified buildings rising above gritty urban streets filled with homeless, aimless, lost souls, many of them our damaged and forgotten military veterans.
Larry Wines: With GPS and built-in map programs and instant access to the internet almost everywhere, no one has an excuse to file a story with glaring obvious inaccuracies. And no TV reporter should ever be put on the air to blather disinformation like happened with yesterday’s fire.
Larry Wines: Despite the essential shortsightedness and lack of imagination inherent in austerity, can there be anything better than knowing the spirit still abides to go where no one has gone before?
View image | gettyimages.com e need to look beyond Donald Trump’s doubling-down on his nasty, insensitive, dehumanizing remarks, simply because the worst of those remarks still isn’t being noted. His dog-whistle appeal to the GOP base has brought high-fives in some quarters, but not the GOP establishment. And all that is curiously different this time […]
Larry Wines: The outcome of Sunday’s referendum by the people of Greece could create an earthquake. It could be the first time that ordinary people say “Oxi,” and “No,” and “Non,” and “Nyet” to the banksters and the 1%ers.
View image | gettyimages.com History and humanity? Sure. But here’s WHY it happened uling 5 to 4, the US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry — no matter where they live — and the 14 states that had refused to recognize it may no longer […]
Larry Wines: The furor over a piece of cloth in the form of a Confederate Battle Flag is the perfect diversion from institutionalizing secrecy that cripples American workers.