The Theater of the Absurd

Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s disgraced ex-President, “now lives alone in a cell, eating $1.30 meals, washing her own tray and sleeping on a foldable mattress on the floor……..Ms. Park will have access to none of the stylists, personal chefs, plastic surgeons, skin-care...

Democracy on the Cliff’s Edge

We are in the center of the bulls-eye. Micro-targeting, shaped by the details we reveal, comes full circle in the offers we receive. Micro-targeting is also a favored tool of the politicians and advocacy organizations. The National Rifle Association, much in the news...

Climate Change Denial

Denial can be encapsulating—totally so. It, not infrequently, is an emotion that takes over our brain and sometimes destructively. The hard right of the Republican Party is in denial on the subject of climate change. Those who populate that branch regard scientific...

Che Guevara and Steve Bannon

Che Guevara’s father said of his son, “In my son’s blood flowed the blood of Irish rebels.” Perhaps Steve Bannon, the son of an Irish Catholic family, has a similar emotional core. Anyone want a Steve Bannon t-shirt? Che Guevara, the Argentine-born revolutionary who...