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Editor's Choice


Debate Creationism vs. Evolution?  Why Bother?  (February 20, 2014)
How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier  (November 6, 2013)
Property Rights and Public Accommodations. (July, 2010)
Ayn Rand's Excellent Proposal  (March, 2010)
Morality as a Plus-Sum Game:  Why Libertarianism Fails as a Social Policy.  (April, 2010)
A Convenient Delusion (December, 2009)

Why Liberals are Not Libertarians.  (November, 2008)
On Behalf of the "Tea Bag Brigades:" A Proposal.  (April, 2009)
"The Left"  (March, 2009)
Theory vs. Reality: Why Market Absolutism Fails.
(December, 2008)
Election 2008: Who Decides? The People or the Programmers?  (October 28, 2008)
The Road to Catastrophe  (October 14, 2008)
"That's Just Your Opinion"  (July, 2008)
Evil as the Absence of Empathy  (July, 2008)
Climate Reality Bites the Libertarians.  (April 8, 2008)

The Great Regression -- and the Road Back(March, 2008)
Market Failure: The Back of the Invisible Hand  (June, 2007) 
A Failed Experiment.  (June, 2007)

Liberals and Libertarians  (May, 2007)
On the Morality of Science.  (May, 2007)
Touch Football and Television. (April, 2007)
The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism  (December, 2006)
The Scorpion, the Frog, and the Corporation. (September, 2006)
All The News that Fits the Bush Agenda.  (August, 2006)
Where are our Heroes Today?  (June, 2006)
What About The Russians?  Personal Encounters.  (June, 2006)
Swords into Plowshares.  (May, 2006)

The 9/11 Conspiracy: A Skeptic’s View (April, 2006)
"Do You Believe in God?"  (April, 2006)
The View from Abroad: A Personal Reflection  (February, 2006)
A Defense of Moral Relativism. (November, 2005)  
Through a Glass, Darkly  (November, 2005)

Who Lost New Orleans?  (September, 2005)
Prices and Values.  (August, 2005)  
Hinges of History  (July, 2005)
Last Chance for Civilization  (May, 2005)
Why Should I Pay for Someone Else's Education? (April, 2005)
Right vs. Left: The Elements  (March, 2005) 
"Shut-Up!" They Explain.  (February, 2005)
"Creationism" and the Devolution of the Intellect.  (January, 2005)  
A Letter to a Republican Friend (August, 2004)
Good for Each, Bad for All (June, 2004)  
Consumer or Citizen?  (October, 2003)
Now We are the Redcoats!  (September, 2003)
Privatized Hell  (June, 2003)  
Conscience of a Conservative  (April, 2003)
On Patriotism  (February, 2003) 
The Paradoxical "Right to Life"  (January, 2003)  
The Dragon at the Gate: The Media Problem (January, 2003)
The Oil Trap (August, 2002)
Is Science Just Another Dogma?  (July, 2002)  
Junk Psychology  (June, 2002)
The Banalization of Genius  (April, 2000)
 


 

The Crisis


Fruit Flies in a Bottle. (September 8, 2010)
American, Inc. is Here: Get With the Program.  (February 2, 2010)
Take the Money and Run.  (March 3, 2009)
Act Two: The Struggle Continues.  (December 2, 2008)
A New Day Dawning.  (June 3. 2008)
The Great Regression -- and the Road Back.  (March 4, 2008)
The Gulag Comes to America: The Don Siegelman Case.  (January 29, 2008)
We’ve Seen All This Before. (August 14, 2007)
A Republic, If We Can Keep It.  (July 24, 2007)
The Delinquent Congress  (June 12, 2007)
Is the Public Finally Beginning to "Get It"?  (May 22, 2007)
And Now What? (November, 2006)
The Dark Night Descends. (October, 2006)
A Gathering Storm  (September, 2006)
Immovable Object. Irresistible Force. (July, 2006)
Where are our Heroes Today?  (June, 2006)
The 9/11 Conspiracy: A Skeptic’s View.  (April 25, 2006)
Perception is Reality.  (February 21, 2006)
The Erosion of Trust.  (January 10, 2006)  
As the Year Ends, Some Silver Linings.  
(December 20, 2005)

The Sleeping Giant Stirs. (November 8, 2005)
Bird Flu is Real – and You’re On Your Own. (November, 2005)
The Illusion of Normality (October, 2005)
While the Iron is Hot (October, 2005)
Hinges of History  (July, 2005)
No Time for Despair. (June, 2005)
Last Chance for Civilization  (May, 2005)
Something's Gotta Give   (January, 2005)
Why we must not "Get Over It"  (November, 2004) 
Do We Still Have a Democracy? (November, 2004)
Symbionts and Parasites (September, 2004)  
The Vulnerable Giant  (May, 2004)
The Oil Trap  (January, 2004)
The Late, Great, American Republic... (July, 2003)
Where are the Grownups?  (June, 2003)
Can an Entire Country go Mad?  (April, 2003)
Blissful Ignorance  (April, 2003)

The View from Wonderland  (March, 2003)
Despotism by Accident  (September 2002)
Where's the Outrage?  (June, 2002)

Global Defense  (March, 2002)
 

Imperialism, Foreign Relations, The Iraq War


Thinking Like a Russian  (March 11, 2014)
The War Trap  (December 10, 2009)
OmiGawd, Not Another Cold War!  A Letter to My Friends in Russia.  (September 2, 2008)
Twenty-Twenty Hindsight, Blinded Foresight.  (November, 2007)
TO: The Free World – FROM: The American People – RE: HELP!  (October, 2007)
Oh What a Lovely (Cold) War!  (March, 2007)
Only Americans Can Restore America's Honor.  (January, 2007)
O Canada!  (August 1, 2006)
What About The Russians?  Personal Encounters.  (June, 2006)
Swords into Plowshares.  (May, 2006)
The View from Abroad: A Personal Reflection  (February, 2006)
The Indelible Evil of the Iraq War.  (December, 2004)
Thoughts on the Eve of a Disaster   (March, 2003)
Now We are the Redcoats!  (September, 2003)
"We've Got Saddam!" -- So What?  (December, 2003)

Forgive U.S. our Trespasses  (May, 2002)
Why Do They Hate Us So Much?  (November, 2001)
The Holy Land  (November, 2001)

Devouring the Seed Grain (August, 1999)
 

The Media

The Big Lie  (April 12, 2011)
Nolo Contendere  (May 5, 2010)
Pity the Poor Mainstream Media!  (May, 2008) 
Adieu, Randi Rhodes  (April, 2008)

Kristolnicht: The Decline of The New York Times  (January, 2008)
Mainstream Media to Bloggers: Bug Off!  (January, 2007)
Snobocracy: When “The Right People” Run Washington  (December, 2006)
All The News that Fits the Bush Agenda.  (August, 2006)
The Wayward Media.  (July, 2005)
Pravda on the Potomac.  (September, 2004)
Don't Give Up on the  Media  (January, 2004)
If it Burns, it Earns  (November, 2003)
After the Internet  (September, 2003)
The Dragon at the Gate: The Media Problem (January, 2003)
About Those Polls  (March, 2002)
Following the Light  (March, 2003)
The Press and Party Symbiosis (February, 2002)
Post-Modern Politics (April, 2001)
The Hijacked Election (November, 2000)

 

The Elections

R. I. P. American Democracy.  (October 26, 2012_
Election 2008: Who Decides? The People or the Programmers?  (October 28, 2008)
"Country First?" -- The Question of Loyalty   (October 21, 2008)
Can the GOP Steal The Election Again? You Betcha!  (October, 2008)
Should We Believe the Polls?  (September, 2008)
The Fix Is In -- Again!  (August, 2008)
According to Plan?  (April, 2008)
The Great American Election Charade.   (January, 2008)
The American People are Beginning To Get It. (November, 2007)
Election Fraud: Where's the Outrage?  (July, 2007)
A Window of Opportunity  (December, 2006)
And Now What? (November 2006)
On November 8, the Struggle Continues.  (October, 2006)
Reflections on the Eve of Another Rigged Election. (October, 2006)
Debunking the Debunker.  (June, 2006)
Eyes on the Prize  (May, 2006)
An Appearance of Guilt.   (March, 2006)
“Evidence? We Don’t Want Your Stinkin’ Evidence!” (January, 2006)
In 2006, Election Fraud is the Keystone Issue. (January, 2006)
The Gulliberal Problem  (January, 2006)
Dear Howard Dean: Why Bother?  (December, 2005)
The GOP is Certain to Win in 2006 -- Unless...    (July, 2005)
What Can We the People Do About Election Fraud? (April, 2005)
Means, Motive, Opportunity. (March, 2005)
"Shut Up!" They Explain  (February, 2005)
Has the Case for Election Fraud been Refuted?  (January, 2005)
The Democratic Party as "The Washington Generals." (December, 2004)
Why we must not "Get Over It"  (November, 2004)
Do We Still Have a Democracy?  (November, 2004)
Defeating a "Touch-Screen" Theft of the Election.  (November, 2004)
A Question of Loyalty  (October, 2004)
How to Beat a Fixed Election  (May, 2004)
If Bush is so weak, why is he so strong?  (April, 2004)
The Poisoned Well  (March 2004)

Karl Rove’s Playbook – Some Tactical Reflections (March, 2004)  

Bush v. Kerry: More than a Dime's Worth of Difference  (April, 2004) 
The Greatest Story Never Told   (March, 2003) 

Don't Just Get Mad, Get Smart  (April, 2002)
Taking Stock   (December, 2002)
The Hijacked Election (November, 2000)

About the 2000 Election  (Several Essays) (November 2000)

 

Barack Obama and the Obama Administration

Act Two: The Struggle Continues.  (December 2, 2008)
A Battle is Won, but the War Remains.  (January 6, 2009)
A Man for the Season.  (November 18)

 

George W. Bush and the Bush Administration

The Unraveling, At Last?  (December, 2007)
Valerie Plame and the Incredible Shrinking Cover Story.  (March, 2007)
Impeachment: Winning by Losing.  (March, 2007)
Impeachment Now! - A Recantation.  (February, 2007)
A Perfect Storm.  (May, 2006)
Who Lost New Orleans?  (September, 2005)  
The Bombs in the Basement.   (August, 2005)  
The Fall of the House of Bush (June, 2005)
A Master Morality  (March, 2005)  
George Bush's 'Gut'. (October, 2004)
Henry and George (June, 2004) 
The cover-up that's worse than the crime (February, 2004) 
The Desertion Flap Opens a Door (January, 2004) 

Reflections on "Black Tuesday" (9/11) (October, 2001)
 

Progressivism / Liberalism / Democrats

Nolo Contendere  (May 5, 2010)
Stewart Lee Udall -- 1920-2010.  A Personal Memoir.  (March 24, 2010)
"The Left"  (March 31, 2009)
In a Financial Crisis, Who Do You Call? The Democrats!   (September 23, 2008)
Some Unsolicited Advice for Barack Obama.  (May 13, 2008)
The Monkey Trap, and Hillary Clinton's Blind Rush to Defeat.  (March 18, 2008).
My
Encounter with William F. Buckley, Jr. ...   (March 11, 2008)
Let's Stifle the Happy Talk.  (February 12, 2008)
An Ominous Complacency.  (August 28, 2007)
Hillary Clinton: The GOP's Favorite Democrat.  (August 7, 2007)
Liberals and Libertarians  (May 15, 2007)
The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism  (December, 2006)
Why Won't the Progressives Get Their Act Together?  (October, 2006)
A New Coalition?  (August, 2006)
The Democrats: Missing in Action.  (March, 2006)
Right and Left: In a Nutshell.  (March, 2006)  
Randville, Rawlsburg, and New Orleans  (September, 2005)  
Right vs. Left: The Elements  (March, 2005)  
The Language Trap  (February, 2005)
The Progressive Alliance -- A Proposal.  (February, 2005)
The Democratic Party as "The Washington Generals." (December, 2004)
Good for Each, Bad for All (June, 2004)  
Strategies for Underdogs  (January, 2003)
On Patriotism  (February, 2003)  
Missing in Action: The Democratic Party  (May, 2003) 

Conscience of a Conservative  (April, 2003)
Consumer or Citizen?  (October, 2003)  
The Democrats: When Will They Ever Learn? (December, 2003)
Mr. DeLay Goes to Washington
  (March, 2002)  
On Civic Friendship (May, 2000)  
 

Republicans -- Right Wing

The Harder They Fall  (January 17, 2013)
Romney, Mormonism and "The Religious Test."  (December 28, 2012 )
The Big Lie.  (April, 2011)
If It's Good for General Motors, Is It Good for the Rest of Us?  (May 19, 2010)
Ayn Rand's Excellent Proposal  (March 4, 2010)
Don't Ridicule the Tea Partyers -- Recruit Them. (January 20, 2010)
On Behalf of the "Tea Bag Brigades:" A Proposal.  (April 16, 2009)
Why Liberals are Not Libertarians.  (November 18, 2008)
The Road to Catastrophe  (October 14, 2008)
The “Hero” Who Runs from the Battlefield.  (September 30, 2008)
Gotcha!  (May 27, 2008)
Privatization: The Key to the Coming Solar Age  (April 1, 2008)
My Encounter with William F. Buckley, Jr. ...   (March 11, 2008)
Privatized Hell Revisited.  (November, 2007)
A Failed Experiment. (June, 2007).
The Malleable World of the Neo Cons.  (February, 2007)
Right and Left: In a Nutshell.  (March, 2006)  
The GOP is Certain to Win in 2006 -- Unless...    (July, 2005)
Right vs. Left: The Elements  (March, 2005)  
Suckers for Jesus. (aka: "How Would Jesus Vote?") (August, 2004)
A Letter to a Republican Friend (August, 2004)
Privatized Hell  (June, 2003)  

Dear CEO:  Is This Really What You Want?  (March, 2003)
Junk Psychology  (June, 2002)
The State Religion  (January, 2002) 
Kill the Umpire  (September, 2001)  
 

Civil Liberties -- Dissent

Dissent: What's in it for You?  (October, 2007)
Go for it, Cindy!  (July, 2007)
On "Hating America"  (June, 2003)
Moscow on the Potomac  (November, 2002) 
Junk History as Legal Precedent  (January, 2002)
Free to Agree  (December, 2001)
Liberty Swap (September, 2001)
 

Moral Issues and The Law

America as a Free Fire Zone.  (February, 2010)
Property Rights and Public Accommodations. (July, 2010)
Morality as a Plus-Sum Game:  Why Libertarianism Fails as a Social Policy. (April 6, 2010)
Evil as the Absence of Empathy  (July, 2008)
Jose Padilla's Fate -- and Ours.  (September, 2007)
Judicial Tyranny.  (July, 2007)
Touch Football and Television. (April, 2007)
A Defense of Moral Relativism (November, 2005)  
Prices and Values.  (August, 2005)  
When the Law Goes Flat  (July, 2004)  
The Paradoxical "Right to Life"  (January, 2003)  
What Would Jesus Do?  (October, 2002)  
Junk Psychology  (June, 2002)

Reflections on the Gurney (Capital Punishment)  (March, 1999)
Round Up the Usual Suspects (Gun Control) (May, 1999)
 

Science, Philosophy and Education

Debate Creationism vs. Evolution?  Why Bother?  (February 20, 2014)
How to Talk to a Climate Change Denier  (November 6, 2012)
On the Morality of Science.  (April, 2005)
Why Should I Pay for Someone Else's Education? (April, 2005)
"Creationism" and the Devolution of the Intellect.  (January, 2005)  
The Assault upon Trained Intelligence. (July, 2004)
Is Science Just Another Dogma?  (July, 2002)   
President of Fantasyland: Bush v. Science  (May, 2002)
John Rawls -- A Tribute  (December, 2002)
The Banalization of Genius
 (April, 2000)
In Defense of Research Universities (February, 1999)
Why Be Reasonable? (March, 1998)
Who's to Say? (1996)
 

Economics

If It's Good for General Motors, Is It Good for the Rest of Us?  (May 18)
Theory vs. Reality: Why Market Absolutism Fails. (December 16, 2008)
The Outsourcing Tragedy.  (August 5, 2008)
Reverse Henry-Fordism.  (June 17, 2008)
Market Failure: The Back of the Invisible Hand  (June, 2007) 
The Scorpion, the Frog, and the Corporation. (September, 2006)
Prices and Values.  (August, 2005)  
For Tax Refuseniks: A Modest Proposal.  (March, 2005)

Something's Gotta Give  (January, 2005)
Symbionts and Parasites.  (September, 2004)  
In the Deep Voodoo  (October, 2002)
Flunking Econ. 101  (July, 2001)  
The Deserving Rich? (February, 2001)  
Sucker Economics (November, 1999)
The New Alchemy.  (July, 1999)  
Two Lessons from Russia (October, 1998)

 

The Environment

Nuclear Power -- Not Now, Not Ever.  (March, 2011)
A Convenient Delusion  (December 28, 2009)
Climate Reality Bites the Libertarians.  (April 8, 2008)
The California Wildfires -- and Right-Wing Smoke.  (November, 2007)
Global Engineering and Climate Change  (October, 2007)
Last Chance for Civilization  (May, 2005)
Whose Trees are These?  (January 2005)  
The Environmental Fire Sale  (July 2004)
If it Burns, it Earns .  (November, 2003)
Garrett Hardin -- A Tribute (October, 2003)
Elegy for a Ponderosa Pine Tree (August, 2003)
The Oil Trap (August, 2002)
My Seven Years as a Corporate Token (August, 2001)
Blissful Ignorance  (May, 2001)
Is Everything "Natural"?  (September, 2000)
Put Down that Monkey Wrench! (July, 2000)

 

Lies -- Propaganda -- Corruption

"That's Just Your Opinion"  (July, 2008)
Newspeak and the Corruption of Politics.  (April, 2006)
The Language Trap  (February, 2005)
Political Propaganda: Selling Lies like Cigarettes  (July, 2004)  
Saving the Private Jessica Story  (May, 2003)
A Modest Proposal  (February, 2003) 

Newspeak Lives!  (December, 2002) 
A Bribe by Any Other Name    (December, 2002)

 

The Culture War -- The Religious Right

About This “Mormonism” Thing. (December, 2007)
"Do You Believe in God?"  (April, 2006)
Through a Glass, Darkly  (November, 2005)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus!  (May, 2005)  
Suckers for Jesus.  (How Would Jesus Vote)  (August, 2004)  
What Would Jesus Do?  (October, 2002)  
President of Fantasyland: Bush v. Science  (May, 2002)

One Nation, Under God, Divisible  (March, 2002)  
Warriors of the Lord  (November, 2001)

The Holy Land  (November, 2001)
 


Chronological Listing of Essays

These essays, which originate at The Crisis Papers (since November, 2002)
are normally published at many other progressive websites. 


2014

 

2011 -- 2013


2010


2009

 

2008


December 16
December 2
November 18
November 11
October 28
October 21
October 14
October 7
September 30
September 23
September 16
September 2
August 12
August 5
July 22
June 24
June 17
June 3
May 27
May 13
May 6
April 29
April 14

April 8
April 1
March 18
March 11
March 4
February 26
February 12
January 29
January 15
January 8
 


Theory vs. Reality: Why Market Absolutism Fails.
Act Two: The Struggle Continues.
Why Liberals are Not Libertarians.
A Man for the Season.
Election 2008: Who Decides? The People or the Programmers? 
"Country First?" -- The Question of Loyalty
The Road to Catastrophe

Can the GOP Steal The Election Again? You Betcha!
The “Hero” Who Runs from the Battlefield. 
In a Financial Crisis, Who Do You Call? The Democrats!  
Should We Believe the Polls?

OmiGawd, Not Another Cold War!  A Letter to My Friends in Russia.
The Fix Is In -- Again!
The Outsourcing Tragedy.
Evil as the Absence of Empathy
"That's Just Your Opinion"
Reverse Henry-Fordism.
A New Day Dawning. 
Gotcha!
Some Unsolicited Advice for Barack Obama.
Pity the Poor Mainstream Media!
According to Plan?
Adieu, Randi Rhodes
Climate Reality Bites the Libertarians.
Privatization: The Key to the Coming Solar Age
The Monkey Trap, and Hillary Clinton's Blind Rush to Defeat.
My Encounter with William F. Buckley, Jr. ...
The Great Regression -- and the Road Back.
On Behalf of Barack.
Let's Stifle the Happy Talk.
The Gulag Comes to America: The Don Siegelman Case
The Great American Election Charade.
Kristolnicht: The Decline of The New York Times.
 

 

2007

December 18
December 11
November 27
November 20
November 13
November 6
October 23
October 9
October 2
September 11
August 28
August 14
August 7

July 24
July 17
July 10
July 3
June 19
June 12
June 5
May 22
May 15
May 1
April 24
April 10
March 20
March 13
March 6
February 20
February 6
January 30
January 16


About This “Mormonism” Thing.
The Unraveling, At Last?
Twenty-Twenty Hindsight, Blinded Foresight
Privatized Hell Revisited.
The American People are Beginning To Get It.
The California Wildfires -- and Right-Wing Smoke. 
TO: The Free World – FROM: The American People – RE: HELP! 
Global Engineering and Climate Change
Dissent: What's in it for You?
Jose Padilla's Fate -- and Ours.
An Ominous Complacency.
We’ve Seen All This Before.
Hillary Clinton: The GOP's Favorite Democrat.
A Republic, If We Can Keep It.
Go for it, Cindy!
Judicial Tyranny.
Election Fraud: Where's the Outrage?  
Market Failure: The Back of the Invisible Hand
The Delinquent Congress
A Failed Experiment.
Is the Public Finally Beginning to "Get It"? 
Liberals and Libertarians
On the Morality of Science.
Touch Football and Television.
"Do You Believe in God?"
Valerie Plame and the Incredible Shrinking Cover Story.
Impeachment: Winning by Losing.
Oh What a Lovely (Cold) War!
The Malleable World of the Neo Cons.
Impeachment Now! - A Recantation.
Only Americans Can Restore America's Honor
Mainstream Media to Bloggers: Bug Off! 


2006


December 28
December 12
December 5
November 14
October 31
October 24
October 17
October 3
September 26
September 12
August 22
August 8
August  1
July 4
June 27
June 13
June 6
May 30
May 23
May 9
April 25
April 11
March 28
March 14
March 7
February 21
February 7
January 24
January 17
January 10
January 3

Snobocracy: When “The Right People” Run Washington
The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism.
A Window of Opportunity.
And Now What? 
On November 8, the Struggle Continues. 
Why Won't the Progressives Get Their Act Together?
Reflections on the Eve of Another Rigged Election.
The Dark Night Descends.
A Gathering Storm
The Scorpion, the Frog, and the Corporation.
All The News that Fits the Bush Agenda. 
A New Coalition?
O Canada! 
Immovable Object. Irresistible Force.
What About The Russians?  Personal Encounters.
Where are our Heroes Today?
Debunking the Debunker.
Swords into Plowshares.
Eyes on the Prize
A Perfect Storm.
The 9/11 Conspiracy: A Skeptic’s View
Newspeak and the Corruption of Politics.   
The Democrats: Missing in Action
Right and Left: In a Nutshell.   
An Appearance of Guilt. 
Perception is Reality
The View from Abroad: A Personal Reflection
“Evidence? We Don’t Want Your Stinkin’ Evidence!”
The Gulliberal Problem
The Erosion of Trust  
In 2006, Election Fraud is the Keystone Issue.


2005

Dec. 20
Dec. 13
Nov. 29
Nov. 22
Nov. 8
Nov. 1
Oct. 18
Oct. 4
Sept. 20
Sept. 6
August 23
August 9
July 26
July 19
July 5
June 21
June 7
May 24
May 10
April 26
April 12
April 5
March 28
March 15
March 8
Feb. 22
Feb. 15
Feb. 1
Feb. 1
Jan. 25
Jan. 25
Jan. 8
As the Year Ends, Some Silver Linings.  
Dear Howard Dean: Why Bother?
A Defense of Moral Relativism. 
Through a Glass, Darkly.
The Sleeping Giant Stirs.
Bird Flu is Real – and You’re On Your Own. 
The Illusion of Normality
While the Iron is Hot
Who Lost New Orleans?  
Randville, Rawlsburg, and New Orleans.  
The Bombs in the Basement. 
Prices and Values.  
The GOP is Certain to Win in 2006 -- Unless...   
The Wayward Media. 
Hinges of History
No Time for Despair.
The Fall of the House of Bush.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus! 
Last Chance for Civilization
What Can We the People Do About Election Fraud?
Means, Motive, Opportunity.
Why Should I Pay for Someone Else's Education?  
For Tax Refuseniks: A Modest Proposal.
A Master Morality  
Right vs. Left: The Elements  
The Language Trap  
The Progressive Alliance -- A Proposal 
"Shut Up!" They Explain
"Creationism" and the Devolution of the Intellect.  
Has the Case for Election Fraud been Refuted?
Whose Trees are These?  
Something's Gotta Give


2004

Dec. 21
Dec. 7
Nov. 24
Nov. 8
Nov. 1
Oct. 11
Oct. 4
Sept. 27
Sept. 13
Aug. 23
Aug. 16
July 26
July 19
July 13
July 13
June 22
June 8
May 25
May 11
April 27
April 6
March 23
March 2
Feb. 17
Jan. 27
Jan. 19 
Jan. 3

The Democratic Party as "The Washington Generals."
The Indelible Evil of the Iraq War. 
Why we must not "Get Over It"
Do We Still Have a Democracy?
Defeating a "Touch-Screen" Theft of the Election.
George Bush's 'Gut'.
A Question of Loyalty
Symbionts and Parasites.  
Pravda on the Potomac. 
A Letter to a Republican Friend.
Suckers for Jesus. 
When the Law Goes Flat  
The Assault upon Trained Intelligence.
Political Propaganda: Selling Lies like Cigarettes.  
The Environmental Fire Sale 
Good for Each, Bad for All.  
Henry and George
The Vulnerable Giant (Revised)
How to Beat a Fixed Election.
Bush v. Kerry: More than a Dime's Worth of Difference.
If Bush is so weak, why is he so strong?
The Poisoned Well
Karl Rove’s Playbook – Some Tactical Reflections
The cover-up that's worse than the crime
The Desertion Flap Opens a Door
The Oil Trap (Revisited)
Don't Give Up on the  Media


2003

Dec. 16
Dec. 2
Nov. 11 
Oct. 7
October
Sept. 23
Sept. 16 
Sept. 2 
Aug. 19 
July 21
July 7 
June 30 
June 23 
June 9 
May 26
May 12 
April 28
April 21
April 14
Mar 31
Mar 20
Mar 13
Mar 6
Feb 27
Feb 13
Feb 6
Jan 30
Jan. 23
Jan. 16 
"We've Got Saddam!" -- So What?
The Democrats: When Will They Ever Learn?
 
If it Burns, it Earns  

Consumer or Citizen?
  
Garrett Hardin -- A Tribute
After the Internet
  
California Scheming
  

Now We are the Redcoats!

Elegy for a Ponderosa Pine Tree 
 
A New Birth of Freedom

The Late, Great, American Republic...

On "Hating America"
  
Privatized Hell  
Where are the Grownups?
  
Saving the Private Jessica Story
  
Missing in Action: The Democratic Party
     
Conscience of a Conservative
  
Can an Entire Country go Mad?
  
Blissful Ignorance
  
The Greatest Story Never Told 
  
Thoughts on the Eve of a Disaster
   
The View from Wonderland 
  

Dear CEO:  Is This Really What You Want?  

A Modest Proposal  
The Vulnerable Giant  
On Patriotism  
The Paradoxical "Right to Life"  
The Dragon at the Gate: The Media Problem 
Strategies for Underdogs 


2002

December
Dec. 29
Dec. 19
Dec. 5
Nov. 19
 

Oct. 16
Oct.  3
Sept. 20
Sept.
July    4
June 17
June 10
May 31
May 23
May 7
May 7
April 9
March 26
March 17
March 14
March 10
March 8
February
Feb. 12
Jan. 22
Jan. 20
Jan. 10
John Rawls -- A Tribute 
A Bribe by Any Other Name    
Newspeak Lives!  
Taking Stock   
Moscow on the Potomac  
The Crisis Papers Goes Online  --
Essays below from The Online Gadfly

In Deep Voodoo  
What Would Jesus Do?  
Despotism by Accident  
Northern Exposure
Is Science Just Another Dogma?  
Junk Psychology  
Where's the Outrage?  
Flunking Econ. 101  
The Paradoxical "Right to Life"  
Forgive U.S. our Trespasses
President of Fantasyland: Bush v. Science  
Don't Just Get Mad, Get Smart  
One Nation, Under God, Divisible  
About Those Polls  
Following the Light  
Global Defense  
Mr. DeLay Goes to Washington  
The Press and Party Symbiosis
The Deserving Rich? 
The New Alchemy  
Junk History as Legal Precedent  
The State Religion
  


1998 -- 2001


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