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Abby Zimet: Concerned Collins Calls Cops On Constituents Committing Communist Chalk Crimes

Susan ‘Snowflake’ Collins was so troubled by chalk-wielding desperados who hate-crimed the (public) sidewalk outside her house by (politely) asking she protect the rights of those women that she called the cops on them – this, while her party of neo-fascists and Christian zealots works tirelessly to drag us all back to the 1300s…

May 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Rape as Opportunity

Despite the longtime support of up to three-quarters of Americans for that fundamental right, GOP lawmakers have introduced 536 bills in 42 states to restrict or outright ban abortion, all in lethal preparation for SCOTUS’ anticipated reversing or at least gutting of Roe when it hears arguments on Mississippi’s post-15-week abortion ban in June.

May 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: The Ludlow Massacre

Last week marked the 108th anniversary of what Wallace Stegner called “one of the bleakest and blackest episodes of American labor history,” when armed thugs hired by John Rockefeller Jr. burned down … Continue reading

April 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: What In the Ever-Loving Gay Fever Dream? Tucker Carlson Is Worried About the End of (Mostly Naked) Men

Boldly aiming his furrowed brow at “one of the biggest stories of our lifetimes,” perennially puzzled, flagrantly fascistic Tucker Carlson has released the hottest, weirdest, gayest trailer ever for his new season … Continue reading

April 19, 2022 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: You Will See Our Faces

With so much fast-moving news in Ukraine – bad, good, ambiguous – a quick update. Among Russian atrocities is ongoing heavy bombing in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, after a Russian … Continue reading

March 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Freedom Reads. Books Are a Lifeline To a Still-Flawed World

On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X – former inmate, fierce civil rights warrior, “one of the greatest leaders this country has ever seen” and for what he proudly deemed Afro-Americans “our own … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: So The Whole World Will Listen To Joaquin

On the fourth anniversary of his son’s murder, Manuel climbed a 150-foot crane in the early, gusty morning – “A father’s job never ends” – so “the whole world will listen to Joaquin today.”

February 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Still Ripping Things Up, Still Bewilderingly Roaming Free

Somehow, brazen crimes by the former fascist-in-chief keep surfacing. (Feel free to stop now if you understandably don’t want to read any more about this affront to humanity. Lamentably, it’s … Continue reading

February 10, 2022 · 7 Comments

Abby Zimet: These Are Not the Best of Times

On the vital, longtime, increasingly bonkers battleground of culture wars that are our schools and our kids and what they can learn, it keeps getting worse. A new report finds … Continue reading

January 28, 2022 · 7 Comments

Abby Zimet: Slouching Towards Fascism With DeSantis’ Election Police

Even as the Senate bitterly, implausibly debates fundamental voting rights that not long ago were deemed non-negotiable, Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking Orwell’s “1984” and running with it into … Continue reading

January 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

Abby Zimet: Teach Your Children Well

Four days before the massacre, they bought their 15-year-old son Ethan an early (and, as a minor, illegal) Christmas present: a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun.

December 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: On Moms For Liberty and Other Racist Fascist Vigilantes

Earlier this month, the United States was for the first time demoted to the status of a “backsliding” democracy by global think tank International IDEA, which cited a “visible deterioration” of our civil liberties and checks on government indicating “serious problems with the fundamentals of democracy.”

December 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: Truth Is Truth: Fuck These Guys

The bad news is that the crazed orange guy is still out there, raving and lying.

September 28, 2021 · 5 Comments

Abby Zimet: Banksy’s Most Excellent Spraycation

“A wall is a very big weapon,” Banksy says. “It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with.”

August 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

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