Vox Populi

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Abby Zimet: Unpredictable. Unhinged. Dangerous — On Losing An Armada and Other Acts of Shocking Ignorance

If you haven’t been following the Strangelovian Korea debacle – so many debacles, so little time – it’s still, alas, unfolding thanks to our utterly clueless loser-in-chief and his historically … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: Time of Useful Consciousness

A belated 98th birthday to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, indefatigable poet, bookseller, anti-Fascist, First Amendment activist, environmentalist, publisher, painter, creator of community, patron saint of the Beat artists, Poet Laureate of San … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Trump and Putin Great Leaders, Yes?

We’ll Take Our Comic Relief Where We Can Get It Dept: The ghastliness of the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conclave and Herr Trump’s abject nightmare of a speech was … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Abby Zimet: Ideas As Dangerous As Bullets

Among the latest ungodly alternative facts issuing like toxic fumes from the White House is their brazenly skewed (and woefully misspelled) list of terror attacks the media allegedly failed to … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: The Hottest Places In Hell

The crowds of protesters turning up “loud and present” outside courthouses Tuesday to protest Supreme Court choice Neil Gorsuch were not the only people fiercely opposing the flood of atrocities … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: NAACP Members Arrested For Occupying Sessions Office

With Senate confirmation hearings slated to begin next week, resistance to the appalling notion of an Attorney General Jeff Sessions is growing fast, as it should. Tuesday saw a sit-in … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Pussy Grabs Back Nov. 8th

Not okay — Millions of women share grisley stories of sexual assault. Amidst the uproar over the latest bile spewing from the blowhole of the Orange Vulgarian, Canadian writer Kelly … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

Abby Zimet: Warren Hinckle, Godfather of Gonzo Journalism, Dies

Warren Hinckle, the progressive, flamboyant, truth-telling, hard-drinking editor and writer who earned the moniker “godfather of gonzo journalism” by publicizing the likes of Noam Chomsky, Eldridge Cleaver, Susan Sontag, Hunter … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Men’s Awful Tweets To Women Sportscasters

“One of the Players Should Beat You to Death With Their Hockey Stick Like the Whore You Are.” In an often hateful and misogynistic culture, there’s likely not much worse … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 1 Comment