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The Last Dead Nazi

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 5:55 pm | William Rivers Pitt

A piece of history died on Monday. Heinrich Boere was 92 years old when he passed away in a prison facility in Froendenberg, Germany, where he was being treated for dementia. More >>

The Fundraising Message That Ate America

Thursday, 3 October 2013, 12:26 pm | William Rivers Pitt

On Monday afternoon, with a government shutdown looming, more than 200 disabled Americans swarmed the Longworth House Office Building in Washington DC and demanded that Speaker Boehner abandon his party's ongoing attempts to screw them over by defunding the ... More >>

He Can Marry, She Can't Vote:Another Day in Deranged America

Friday, 28 June 2013, 1:13 pm | William Rivers Pitt

Five years ago, I donned my best suit and took my lady out to a fancy restaurant on Copley Square. I wined her and dined her, and when the moment was right, I presented her with a small diamond that had passed from my grandfather to my grandmother to ... More >>

The End of the Beginning of the End

Monday, 27 May 2013, 12:46 pm | William Rivers Pitt

I think my daughter's eyes are blue. They might be green. She hasn't been around long enough to tell just yet, but they are certainly something. She recognized me for the first time just a few days ago, and smiled up at me in a simple, sweet way ... More >>

Climbing Heartbreak Hill

Monday, 22 April 2013, 11:19 am | William Rivers Pitt

When you're in a car, or taking a leisurely stroll, it hardly seems menacing at all. Less than half a mile long and rising only 88 feet, it does not even merit mention from a geological point of view. Hell, 364 days of the year, it's barely there, just ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: Resolve to Remember the Butcher's Bill

Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 1:18 pm | William Rivers Pitt

The end of 2012 is something I greet in a state of exhaustion, horror, and sorrow. Every attempt to encompass these last 365 days has beggared me. Hell, the headlines over the last 72 hours alone have been enough to drive a man into the arms of serious ... More >>

Thanksgiving in Dystopia

Friday, 23 November 2012, 11:58 am | William Rivers Pitt

President-elect Mitt Romney held his first post-election press conference today outside his palatial estate in La Jolla, California to discuss the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza, the results of the presidential election, and to lay out his plans for ... More >>

Winning the Outside Chance

Thursday, 8 November 2012, 5:45 pm | William Rivers Pitt

The most expensive election in the history of money is now in the books, and for the moment, the lesson is plain: money cannot, in fact, buy you love. Mitt Romney, the Republican Party, and the awesomely powerful dark-money barons backing them up ... More >>

Let the Million Flowers Bloom

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 11:05 am | William Rivers Pitt

If you're going to raise your voice in America, it's like this. The first of the more than 70 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested Saturday afternoon and evening were arraigned yesterday in Manhattan Criminal Court. More >>

William Rivers Pitt: Past the Firewall of Nonsense

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 10:30 am | William Rivers Pitt

So let me get this straight. Rick Santorum , who we are somehow supposed to believe is a serious candidate for the highest office in the land, thinks people should not go to college because education is somehow a code word for socialist indoctrination. ... More >>

Staring at Empty Pages

Friday, 27 January 2012, 5:20 pm | William Rivers Pitt

The Occupy Wall Street movement should spend today doing a nice little victory lap, because it seemed for all the world like its members were ghost-writers on President Obama's State of the Union speechwriting staff. More >>

One Man's Fight Against Fracking

Saturday, 14 January 2012, 12:04 pm | William Rivers Pitt

There is a natural prejudice against fasting as part of a political struggle. It is considered a vulgar interpolation in politics by the ordinary politician, though it has always been resorted to by prisoners. My fast should not be considered a political ... More >>

"The High Comedy of Alternate Reality"; or, "Ah ... Iowa"

Thursday, 12 January 2012, 7:58 pm | William Rivers Pitt

For those who have never had the pleasure of visiting Iowa - either in the run-up to the caucuses or during the 1,400 days when the state isn't overrun with desperate candidates, deranged commercials and "mainstream" journalists looking to milk every ... More >>

"The High Comedy of Alternate Reality"; or, "Ah ... Iowa"

Saturday, 7 January 2012, 1:30 pm | William Rivers Pitt

For those who have never had the pleasure of visiting Iowa - either in the run-up to the caucuses or during the 1,400 days when the state isn't overrun with desperate candidates, deranged commercials and "mainstream" journalists looking to milk every ... More >>

The Final Indignity, the Last Insult, the Real America

Monday, 19 December 2011, 1:29 pm | William Rivers Pitt

“The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping ... More >>

Then They Fight You

Thursday, 3 November 2011, 3:51 pm | William Rivers Pitt

The national standoff between authorities and protesters in the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement has reached a new and dangerous level of tension and violence. At first glance, it looked like something out of Pink Floyd's film 'The Wall': menacing images ... More >>

A Delicate Moment for the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 10:41 am | William Rivers Pitt

Anyone who still thinks the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests are some kind of fluke, an exercise in ego inflation by spoiled college kids and aging hippies, needs to go back to bed. This thing is very much for real, is very large, and is growing exponentially. More >>

An Open Letter to Wall Street

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 10:42 am | William Rivers Pitt

Before anything else, I would like to apologize for the mess outside your office. It's been three weeks since all those hippies and punk-rockers and students and union members and working mothers and single fathers and airline pilots and teachers and ... More >>

Onward to Wall Street

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 3:29 pm | William Rivers Pitt

In case you haven't heard, there is an ongoing protest taking place on Wall Street. There is no shame in being ignorant of the event; the "mainstream" news media has gone out of its way to ignore what is happening down there, Yahoo's email service ... More >>

The Cult of Death

Friday, 16 September 2011, 11:48 am | William Rivers Pitt

Trying to figure out what this whole "Tea Party" phenomenon is all about is a lot like trying to peer into the bottom of a muddy pool. The "mainstream" news media has accepted them as a legitimate, powerful force in American politics, as evidenced ... More >>

 

 

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