by | May 29, 2019

Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect. — Jonathan Swift (1710) On Sunday, May 26,…

by | May 14, 2019

Emile Durkheim, a French sociologist, famously discussed something called collective effervescence. Durkheim argued that the universal religious dichotomy of sacrilegious and sacred results form the way in which we live of our lives. Unfortunately, most of us spend too many hours performing…

by | Feb 26, 2019

The offer from Sean Hannity could not be more plain. Over there in Hanoi covering the Trump-Kim summit, Hannity took note of a recent appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show by the perpetual Trump-Russia conspiracy theorist and House Intelligence Committee…

by | Nov 21, 2017

Note: In lieu of my usual column, here is the text of a speech I gave at my alma mater, Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this past Monday. I was there at the invitation of the F&M College Republicans. I…

by | Nov 8, 2017

Bill Maher is no conservative. He can’t abide Donald Trump. He can’t abide even more the reality of President Donald Trump. And safe to say, director Rob Reiner is there in spades. Christina Bellantoni? She’s the Assistant Managing Editor for…

by | Jun 14, 2017

There he goes again. He being comedian and talk show host Bill Maher. The host of HBO’s Real Time stepped in it the other week, as described here by Esquire: Yet while Maher has never hidden the joy he takes in busting on…

by | Jun 9, 2017

So if you were alone in a room with James Comey, how would you behave? He’s said to be a boy scout, so he might help you across a busy street, but then you wouldn’t be alone with him anymore….

by | May 10, 2017

Washington It is probably too early in our 45th president’s tenure to evaluate how his critics are appraising him, both those on the left and those on the right. Among his critics on the right such as Bill Kristol and…

by | Feb 18, 2017

Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos may not be able to appear at UC Berkeley, but he will be appearing on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” despite a leftist boycott. Left-wing journalist Jeremy Scahill was scheduled to appear on the show but…

by | Feb 18, 2017

Milo Yiannopoulos loves riling all the right (actually the Left) people. Bill Maher seemed bemused in the face of a man who is actually politically incorrect–something Maher ceased being many moons ago.  Milo admitted to Maher that he wasn’t really a…

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