Larry Wines: A ruthless pragmatism wholly replaced concern for those who could be usefully made scapegoats. And thus all of humanity becomes the victim of the insidious conniving, runaway ego, power-and-control megalomania of one individual.
Larry Wines: And now, a fence cut through by another mass murderer with another assault rifle. A specific and ever-recurring class of military combat weapon in civilian hands.
Larry Wines: For those who need it — especially the one who (we all know) does not read anything, and therefore desperately needs Reality Orientation 101 — we offer a brief chronological history of how humans came to engage in aerial warfare.
Larry Wines: The word “outrage” has become the political equivalent of the “f-word,” so frequently and reactively expressed that it has lost the power that words should evoke.
Larry Wines: It was on the backs and the blood of the anonymous dogface and Tommie that the outcome of this day at Normandy was determined, seventy-five years ago.
Larry Wines: Enough of us have endured the excruciating performances of Democratic centrists in office. We know they govern as “Republican Light” budget hawks on everything but evermore defense spending.
Larry Wines: Some of the beneficiaries of the scheme—students in the elite schools whose way-in was bought—are fully aware of exactly how things were rigged in their behalf.
Larry Wines: I believe Pelosi’s opposition guarantees that young independent voters who flocked to Bernie Sanders in 2016 will remain independents, with renewed disgust at the Corporate Democratic Establishment.
Larry Wines: Because of miserable political shenanigans, a surprise “rule” vote this afternoon is set to protect, rather than stop, the blatantly illegal US war funding and support of Saudi Arabia’s brutal war on the civilian population of Yemen.
Larry Wines: It’s rather shocking that there is no special programming scheduled today on any of the major networks for either the 100th anniversary of the armistice or Veterans Day. That should scream volumes for all of us.
Larry Wines: If you’ve heard the questions posed in hearings when the heads of tech giants have testified, you know what boobs our lawmakers are when it comes to even a basic ability to comprehend the capability of the internet.
Larry Wines: We cannot afford to maintain public works infrastructure to have lead-free drinking water and pothole-free roads. But we can spend hundreds of millions to give tax cuts to the richest among us.
Larry Wines: How does this happen, and keep happening, in the United States of America, the land of the free, the home of the brave, the only place on Earth where gun murders and maimings and assaults exceed the death tolls of all the world’s active war zones combined?