Several weeks ago, Levar Jones, a black motorist, was shot by a white South Carolina state trooper named Sean M. Groubert while complying with the latter's request that he present his drivers ...
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…
I never had a See 'n Say as a kid. But I spun the crap out of my friend Ed's See 'n Say . And now that the statute of limitations has expired, I can ...
Okay, so there is a bit of snark in that subject line.
I have two disabilities. One is epilepsy, and the other is Dupuytren's Disease. (The two are thought by researchers to be related.)
I was in ...
This year's Man Booker Prize is the first since a rule change allowed novelists from nations other than Great Britain and the Commonwealth to be considered as the top British novel of the year. And ...
It is impossible for me to begin to write anything about the events of 9-11 without first bowing my head and taking a moment of silence in remembrance of all those who died and the grief which still ...
The founders of our country declared their independence from what they viewed as a tyrannical aristocracy in England. More than two centuries later, today's tyrannical aristocracy is no longer a ...
We have all seen those Kossacks, and marveled at their knowledge, their insight, their superb writing and, let us not deny it, their magnificent sense of timing.
Some folk have all the luck. Some ...
Daily Kos was built on the notion that regular people were just as important in our political discourse as the so-called experts, that pundits didn't have a monopoly on wisdom, that power could be ...
One of the arguments that anti-gay folks use against marriage equality is that gay relationships are fleeting and temporal. They're very short-term and do not last for "ever after." Nevermind the ...
"Come, come whomever you are:
wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Though you have broken your vows
a thousand times,
it doesn't matter.
come, come yet again. ...