Trump Finally Tweets the Truth
In the face of relentless criticism, plummeting approval numbers and the growing threat of impeachment, president Trump tweeted this earlier today: On the face of it, Trump's statement appears ridiculous. Trump has failed spectacularly to make good on any of the promises he ...read more
MEMBERS ONLY: Trump's Racial Ignorance and the Mythology of the 'Lost Cause'
(Cover photo by Bob Cesca: The Virginia Monument, Gettysburg, PA.) The Banter Long Read: The violation was known as "vagrancy." If you were a black man in the South following Reconstruction, and you were unable to show proof of employment on-demand to the police, you could be ...read more
Thank You, Mr. President
As the Trumpian weeks of absurdity and amateurism unfold, a single incident continues to haunt me more than all the rest—that day in June when the president prompted each member of his cabinet to tell the camera how thankful he was to come to work every morning for Donald J. ...read more
Christopher Columbus - Should a Mass Murderer really be Celebrated?
The Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus is regarded in American culture as the first Westerner to discover the Americas, and he will forever be remembered as a pioneer and a hero. The historical record however, shows Columbus to be a brutal murderer who participated in ...read more
Civil Rights and the History of Party Platforms. And Ann Coulter.
By Bob Cesca: Without much fanfare and without any prime time specials on television, this past Saturday marked the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, arguably one of the most important documents in American history and what I consider to be ...read more