Posts tagged "election"

Dystopia Trump: In the shadow of a man who has no use for me, I still sing "I am what I am"!

Dystopia Trump: In the shadow of a man who has no use for me, I still sing "I am what I am"!
“I can’t stand being in this house. In the first place, it makes me terribly nervous. I’m scared to death of doors, locks, people roaming around in the background, under the trees, in the bushes, I’m absolutely terrified.” – Little Edie Beale, Grey Gardens (1975) I am currently writing the words I hoped against hope I’d... Read more »

My One Plea for All Rational People on the Morning of the 2016 Presidential Election

My One Plea for All Rational People on the Morning of the 2016 Presidential Election
Though it soothes my heart to know that this is one of the last things I will write about this tempestuous election cycle, it is also the one that is written on the edge of the proverbial cliff. For months upon months, we’ve been subjected to a candidate who violates individual rights, treats human beings... Read more »

Prelude to a Debate: Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s blatant misogyny

Prelude to a Debate: Clinton’s new ad highlights Trump’s blatant misogyny
Usually political ads are the same shit tied up with a different bow. One candidate attacks another, usually about something financial or moral, and hammers on it until you start to feel for the poor sucker who’s getting ripped a new one. As I watched Hillary Clinton’s new ad highlighting Mr. Trump’s entangled relationship with... Read more »
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A Musing for Labor Day: What was your "American Moment"?

A Musing for Labor Day: What was your "American Moment"?
For those of you who are frequent visitors to my blog, aside from being insane, you must know of my intense love for the musical War Paint, which had its premiere at The Goodman Theatre this June through August. I won’t wax rhapsodic about it again, but I wanted to share with you a lyric... Read more »