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Here’s one you can count on (unfortunately)

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 12:14 pm | Mark Drolette

It is time to admit publicly that some of my predictions of the recent past did not manifest. I believed at one time or another: More >>

Can America confront its present?

Monday, 22 December 2008, 11:28 am | Mark Drolette

Something I noticed about Argentines while visiting Buenos Aires recently: they seem to have an almost unquenchable thirst for living. Maybe that's because, a generation ago, successive governments deprived horrifying numbers of them life's most basic ... More >>

I'll write. All right?

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 3:53 pm | Mark Drolette

I'd sit in front of the TV for hours, welded to my recliner, mindlessly clicking through channels. My then-wife occupied the couch, reading. Yes, it was quite the life. More >>

Leaving the States ain’t as easy as it looks

Monday, 14 April 2008, 10:26 am | Mark Drolette

Passing rice fields and orchards on my way out of Sacramento, I flashed back to five years prior when my then-wife and I were traveling that same stretch of I-5, right around the time Bush attacked Iraq. Our impossible-to-miss bumper sticker, its big, ... More >>

Mark Drolette: Keeping Your Eye On Others

Tuesday, 4 March 2008, 8:49 am | Mark Drolette

Please, dear reader: Ignore those who hysterically insist the terrorism threat to America is grossly overblown, that it's a cynical ploy by the military-industrial/energy/corporate media complex that truly runs our government to induce tattletale paranoia. More >>

Sir, would you like a scone with your revolution?

Monday, 3 December 2007, 12:35 am | Mark Drolette

In a recent conversation that may or may not have occurred amongst local peaceniks who may or may not exist (since this article may or may not be perused by Homeland Insecurity), the topic was revolution. As in, might there be a second American one? ... More >>

What the hell, it’s only a damned piece of paper

Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 10:01 am | Mark Drolette

It’s not often, in these dire days, I burst out laughing when the Bush administration, or one of its lackeys, makes yet another insane assertion. (Ed.: Mark, “insane” is superfluous here, given the source.) But I couldn’t contain myself recently ... More >>

For Iran, no nukes is not good news

Friday, 5 October 2007, 10:37 pm | Mark Drolette

One thing I've learned while researching columns is that oftentimes, the smaller the item, the louder it speaks. Check this thirty-six worder from page A3 of the September 29 San Francisco Chronicle : " Petroleum for Pyongyang: President Bush ... More >>

'How will America's long dark nightmare end?'

Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 8:55 pm | Mark Drolette

Amongst liberals, a popular American parlor game these days (in addition to trying to determine where the popular American parlors are), is to ponder this question: "How, exactly, will America's long dark nightmare end?" More >>

The baby blue house with the quite coral columns

Sunday, 9 September 2007, 9:13 pm | Mark Drolette

She was examining the paint she'd just mixed, obviously impressed with the results of her labor. Me, I wasn't so sure. How would the bright reddish-brown hue ("Quite Coral") look on the support columns of my new hillside casa whose exterior was ... More >>

Mark Drolette: Be afraid, be very afraid...

Monday, 23 July 2007, 10:44 am | Mark Drolette

Did you know you stand a better chance of either being eaten by a shark (in your bed) or hearing George W. Bush use proper subject-verb agreement than you do of being the victim of a terrorist attack? From where does this information emanate? Well, ... More >>

Don’t even start calling things Bushian

Monday, 16 July 2007, 7:48 pm | Mark Drolette

I’m sick of lefties snidely comparing the grim totalitarian society of George Orwell’s 1984 to today’s freedom-spewing United States, a country few Americans would dare call dystopian, even if they could define it. The following analysis exposes these ... More >>

Love it, leave it? You don’t have to tell me twice

Friday, 29 June 2007, 2:20 pm | Mark Drolette

Yet another 4th of July approaches, a holiday on which we all commemorate America’s big, shiny image of itself by emulating what it does best: More >>

What’s a little depleted uranium in the yard...

Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 9:52 am | Mark Drolette

What’s a little depleted uranium in the yard if it helps defeat them terrorists? by Mark Drolette More >>

Who Are These People And Where Did They Come From?

Thursday, 31 May 2007, 4:03 pm | Mark Drolette

Those of us who actually possess developed brains and thus can't sleep at night contemplating the death-dealing horror this country has become have long been infuriated not only by the naked neocon emperors and their oily collaborators, the Vichy Democrats, but ... More >>

Mark Drolette: Bush - America, Our Own Worst Enemy

Monday, 14 May 2007, 1:06 pm | Mark Drolette

While offering a preview of last night's press conference by President Bush, a White House aide attempted yesterday morning to deflect persistent rumors of an imminent U.S. attack on Iran by branding such reports as "unfounded, irresponsible and no ... More >>

Drolette: They’re Shocked, Shocked They Tell You

Monday, 12 February 2007, 8:09 am | Mark Drolette

They’re everywhere. Even in Costa Rica. Which is where I was recently for the fifth time to check on my house construction and also officially become a legal resident of the country which, among other things, now allows me, for about forty bucks a ... More >>

Drolette: The Nuts And Dolts Of America’s Downfall

Thursday, 5 October 2006, 1:17 pm | Mark Drolette

“Hey, Mark: I got a question for ya!” my brother-in-law, a rabid right-winger, said as he approached me from across the yard at a recent family gathering. That’s when I committed an error in judgment almost as severe as the one my sister made ... More >>

Bombing People Really Pisses Them Off – Report

Monday, 25 September 2006, 5:04 pm | Mark Drolette

I'm talking about the "consensus view of the 16 disparate [American] spy services" as provided in the recently-disclosed National Intelligence Estimate [NIE], a classified U.S. government assessment compiled in April "that concluded the [Iraq] war has helped ... More >>

Mark Drolette: America Über Alles

Thursday, 23 March 2006, 11:22 am | Mark Drolette

I’ve always loved baseball. I even wanted to be a major leaguer one day. (Only one thing stopped me: a complete lack of talent.) Baseball’s not the same anymore, though, mainly due to agency. More >>





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