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A President in Reverse

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:57 am | William Rivers Pitt

The United States of America is different today, different in a fundamental and dramatic way, and is a better place now only for a few thousand people who are rich enough to remain above the effect of this transformation. For the rest of us, the ... More >>

So This Is Despair

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 12:25 pm | William Rivers Pitt

It is difficult to describe this emotion. I’m used to disappointment, fairly comfortable with heartbreak, and am well acquainted with rage. Over the course of my lifetime, my presidents have been Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and now ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: So This Is Despair

Wednesday, 27 July 2011, 3:10 pm | William Rivers Pitt

At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily. - Flannery O'Connor It is difficult to describe this emotion. I’m used to disappointment, ... More >>

Murdoch in the Morning, Part II: Watching Fox

Tuesday, 26 July 2011, 11:07 am | William Rivers Pitt

File this under "Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time." I did a running diary of the Fox News coverage of the Murdoch hearings in Britain on Tuesday, and thought it would be a fine idea to watch Fox for a few hours on Thursday to see how often they talked ... More >>

Clarence Thomas Must Go

Friday, 24 June 2011, 5:00 pm | William Rivers Pitt

For the sake of full disclosure, I will tell you that I do not like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In my opinion, he has no business sitting on the high court after the reprehensible treatment he forced Anita Hill to endure, and has been a ... More >>

Blood on the Chopping Block

Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 12:13 pm | William Rivers Pitt

The Republican Party has spent the last several weeks receiving an education - by way of serial beatings delivered by constituents from sea to shining sea - on the awesome power of Medicare in America. When it became known that Rep. Paul Ryan's ... More >>

The Kooky Konservative Klown Kar

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 12:23 pm | William Rivers Pitt

This is so depressing. I was actively looking forward to following the Trump For President crazy train for at least a few weeks longer, if not more. You couldn't stay in long enough to participate in one debate, Donald? It would have been the ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: Now What?

Thursday, 5 May 2011, 12:38 pm | William Rivers Pitt

There is something fundamentally crazy-making about the fact that Osama bin Laden, damned murderer of thousands, met his demise on the anniversary of the day George W. Bush, damned murderer of thousands, pulled his infamous "Mission Accomplished" ... More >>

Free Bradley Manning

Friday, 29 April 2011, 10:59 am | William Rivers Pitt

I have a confession to make: I have been on the fence about Bradley Manning as the drama of his detention and the Wikileaks documents have unfolded. While I believe deeply that those who leak classified materials are acting out of conscience and ... More >>

Obama The Nowhere Man

Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 12:08 pm | William Rivers Pitt

So, yeah, Obama is in. The President of the United States officially threw his hat into the 2012 election ring on Monday morning, and the nation reacted with a resounding, "Oh." More >>

The New American Dream

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 11:35 am | William Rivers Pitt

If you are wealthy, you are living in the Golden Age of your American Dream, and it's a damned fine time to be alive. The two major political parties are working hammer and tong to bless you and keep you. The laws are being re-written - often ... More >>

The Liberal Media Strikes Again

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 11:42 am | William Rivers Pitt

If I hear one more person talk about the "liberal media" in America, I will probably vomit on them. It was a stupid and ridiculous thing to say last week - take a long look at which mega-corporations own which news networks , and you won't find a "liberal" ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: Look for the Union Label

Tuesday, 1 March 2011, 10:39 am | William Rivers Pitt

Governor Walker of Wisconsin got up on his hind legs on Monday and blasted public-sector unions for being wasteful. He made it very clear that he intends to continue his push to abolish collective bargaining in his state, which basically means he intends ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: Robin Hood Is Dead

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 2:28 pm | William Rivers Pitt

The streets of Cairo were alive with jubilation on Friday after the announcement that Hosni Mubarak had finally surrendered to the inevitable and lit out of town. After more than two weeks of protest, tension and sheer grit, the deal went down ... More >>

Ronald Reagan: A Rich Fantasy Life

Thursday, 10 February 2011, 10:58 am | William Rivers Pitt

I know I should be immune to this by now, but I still find myself awestruck by the incredibly detailed, insulated fantasy world that the American conservative "movement" has created for themselves. No lie is too big to be told, no fact is too firm to ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: Poor, Poor Sarah

Thursday, 13 January 2011, 10:59 am | William Rivers Pitt

Twenty people were gunned down at a supermarket in Arizona on Saturday. Six were killed, including a nine-year-old girl. Fourteen others were wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was the main target of the attack, and who was shot through ... More >>

The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 11:00 am | William Rivers Pitt

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords isn't much older than I am. She served in the Arizona State House of Representatives, and the Arizona State Senate, before being elected to three successive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. She once described herself ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: What Bernie Said, Part I

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 12:22 pm | William Rivers Pitt

At the time of this writing, legislation to formalize the tax deal between President Obama and congressional Republicans cleared cloture by a large margin, and looked ready to sail through the Senate. Polls indicate a large margin of Americans approve ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: Back to Basics

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 9:28 am | William Rivers Pitt

In the first few shaky, panicky days after the attacks of September 11, I found myself driving through downtown Keene, New Hampshire. There on the green of a large traffic circled stood two people, not speaking, not moving, just holding signs. One said ... More >>

William Rivers Pitt: On the Subject of Quitting

Monday, 6 December 2010, 10:11 am | William Rivers Pitt

My head is swimming. My hands are shaking. My teeth are grinding together so hard that my jaw muscles look like I'm storing walnuts in there for the winter. For once, these symptoms are not being caused by politics. I have not had a cigarette in four ... More >>

   

 

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