March 2016


I go back a long way with the Cuban revolution. In the summer of 1957, I mentioned Fidel Castro to one of the Hollywood screenwriters exiled to Mexico City for his politics. My only information about Castro came from the Time magazines that I devoured in that pre-Internet age. Time thought he was a romantic, bearded rebel fighting for justice in Cuba's mountains.


On Wednesday, March 2, Aubrey McClendon, the American face of hydraulic fracking, drove his natural-gas powered Chevy Tahoe into a concrete overpass just outside Oklahoma City. He was 56.

In 2008, McClendon's personal wealth totalled about $3 billion.

Aubrey McClendon -- also known as the "Fracking Cowboy" -- learned that the U.S. Department of Justice had indicted him for allegedly conspiring to suppress land prices in Oklahoma by rigging bids while he was still CEO of Chesapeake Energy, the company he co-founded in 1989.

Misinformation on Election Date being sent out by the New York State Board of Elections

I registered to vote as a Democrat in New York back in Febrary. I received my registration card shortly thereafter and it had a voting date in September which I thought was strange. A couple of weeks later I got a date correction card saying my voting date was September 13th

Our Leaders$$$ have FAILED Us: Study finds Earth heading toward “a second catastrophic hot-house event”

We are going to experience a catastrophe that has no human precedence and it will inevitably force mankind into extinction. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures - Washington needs to seize the Koch Brothers assets.

Behold Count Trumpula, Bewitching the Weak and Draining Their Souls for the Promise of Eternal Bliss

Many would liken the rise of Donald Trump to that of Mussolini, cloaking fascism in pride and division. But I think the core of his appeal comes from an even darker menace. Foreseeing the frustration of toeing the line of false piety within the Republican base, Trump came prepared to offer a far more intoxicating alternative.

KOCH Brothers RAISED by Fervent NAZI NANNY

Lots of American industrialists have skeletons in the family closet. Charles and David Koch, however, are in a league of their own.


Hindu mythology celebrates the fearsome god Shiva, the purifying destroyer. An embodiment of all wisdom and knowledge, Lord Shiva lays waste to the world in an act of sacred renewal.

Donald Trump is not Shiva . But the destruction he is wrecking on the U.S. political establishment may one day be seen as a purifying moment in American politics.

Here's what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about 'freedom'

Thom plus logo America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We'd be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.