Author Archives: Pat Ryan

Resist, America!

Happy Birthday, you big ol’ wonderful U S of A, you! Doonesbury Archive/Washington Post More of the same, Mike.  It just keeps coming and coming, crazy outburst after incomprehensible decision.  An unprovoked trade war here, a cruel immigration enforcement policy … Continue reading

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One small step

Because I believe our current president has a tenuous, hit-and-miss relationship (at best) with truth, I tend to just shake my head when he opens his piehole or his Tweeting machine: there’s no reason to think any of it is … Continue reading

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A “growing crisis of ethics and integrity”

Regular readers won’t be surprised when I say I can get behind this: If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no long grounded in facts, then we as … Continue reading

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Turns out the twain shall meet after all

Doonesbury, or Shania Twain?  Tough call…but I can has both on the InterWebs. Most interesting read of my morning was this story in Slate about the Canadian singer who got burned by touching on American politics, a story I missed … Continue reading

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The most clear-eyed social critic and political analyst in America

Noodling around in my email files looking for something to write about, but nothing stood out or snagged my interest.  You say I should improve the stuff I keep in my files?  I say, apparently you are correct.  It’s not … Continue reading

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