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Budweiser Is Changing Its Name to “America.” Seriously.

From Anheuser-Busch’s press release: America’s No. 1 full-flavored lager is taking its longstanding tradition of patriotic packaging even further this summer by replacing “Budweiser” with “America” on the front of its 12-oz. cans and bottles. The brand is also modifying Budweiser’s iconic label to add copy that is central to American history, including phrases from […]

Game of Groans: GOT Has Lost All Credibility

  OMG, OMG, you guys!  Jon Snow is alive!!!  And any hint of credibility in the Game of Thrones universe is dead.  It’s official: GOT is bullshit. Not that the show didn’t already have some issues.  During Season 5 I had to admit something that most viewers are too proud to confess: I didn’t know […]

Hillary Needs a Dumb Economic Message

Since clinching the Republican nomination Donald Trump has made one thing clear: his campaign will focus on the economy.  It’s the one issue where he’s ready-made to put a real dent in Hillary. From NPR: A lot of Democrats say that in order to beat Trump, she needs to be developing a clearer message on […]

Candidate Trump, I Presume

So that’s that.  It will be Trump vs. Clinton: the ultimate showdown for the soul of America.  Am I the only one who thinks just this once we should decide the election with some sort of steel cage match?

Time to Rethink the “Natural Born” Requirement?

Here we are again.  Donald Trump is questioning a presidential candidate’s eligibility to run for office based on where they were born.  When he cried afoul of Obama Trump was relying on conspiracy theory — the evidence is overwhelming that O was born in the US.  This time Trump has his sights set on Ted […]

Why Hillary Suddenly Takes Trump Seriously: My [Probably Incorrect] Theory

The NYT runs a headline this morning to advise that “To Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Is No Longer a Laughing Matter”: Until Monday, when Donald J. Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States, Hillary Clinton could hardly keep herself from laughing at the mention of his name. “I’m sorry, I can’t help it,” […]

George Lucas Reviews The Force Awakens

I consider myself to be above click bate.  And yet… Vulture reports, “George Lucas Delivered His Verdict on The Force Awakens“: At the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on Sunday, where Lucas was being honored for his lifetime achievements in arts and culture, he stopped on the red carpet just long enough to confirm he has […]

By Doing Nothing, SCOTUS Does Something

The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to bans on assault weapons. From The Washington Post’s coverage: Gun rights advocates say cities and states continue to put unreasonable restrictions on the constitutional right. But the court has not yet found a case it thinks requires its intervention. That could be because a majority of the court […]

We Need Fewer Moments of Silence, More Moments of Outraged Screaming

There are a few issues that are politicized beyond the point where reasoned debate can be had.  Abortion is one.  Healthcare is another.  And gun control is probably the most unreasonably politicized issue. Today the New York Times is running its first front-page editorial in 95 years, “End the Gun Epidemic in America.”  An excerpt […]

Evidence Mounts In The Case Against Ben Carson’s Sanity

Ben Carson is nutty.  Maybe not much nuttier than a lot of Americans, but too nutty to be President.  When are we all just going to agree on that? From The Washington Post’s “Does Ben Carson Believe God Wants Him to be President?”: It’s a key moment in the Ben Carson origin story: When the candidate […]