Flint, Michigan has been in the news due to the poisoning of the population by a toxic water supply. I haven’t followed this story as much as others, so I read a recent six-page article in Time magazine by Josh Sanburn (“The Toxic Tap: How A Disastrous Chain of Events Corroded Flint’s Water System–And The Public … More Flint starts the fire: America and environmental racism
Two days ago I published an article criticizing Chuckles (Charles Davis) and throughout the day I shared it across the twitterverse. Not long after, Louis Proyect, a Marxist troll, found my blog and called me mentally deranged, perhaps because I was following him on twitter. This harkens back to the days when a conservative trollish commentator called … More What is the Celebrity Left anyway?
Recently I wrote about the demise of FitzGibbon Media and its connection to elements of the Left. This article continues this by focusing on one certain aspiring Celebrity Left individual, Charles (Charlie) Davis which this article nicknames “Chuckles” for his laughable ideas. Many of the tweets mentioned here come from two storifies by LeftistCritic (here and … More Chuckles strikes again!
In the Baltimore area and among Maryland twitterers, especially those living in Baltimore and the surrounding metropolitan area, there has been a buzz about one event: the conflagration in Towson. Sources are thin, but using accounts of corporate media, tweets from the twitterverse and elsewhere, I attempt to construct part of what happened. This article … More The conflagration in Towson
As you have probably heard, FitzGibbon Media has collapsed. But what does it mean? Some have created crowdfunding for former FitzGibbon employees, others have said that it “can be tough out here for women in the workplace.” The tabloid publication the Daily Mail declared that “the head of a major PR firm has shut down his … More The demise of FitzGibbon Media
Recent events on the twitterverse necessitate that I continue my criticism of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. As a reminder I began my articles on the movement with looking at the “celebrity left” and then looking at the key role black women have in the BLM movement itself as leaders and activists, which is not … More Return of the celebrity left: Packnett, Deray, and Shaun King
This summer, I visited the National Archives building in College Park several times to volunteer for a middle-aged male researcher, helping him take pictures of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bombing in 1945. One of those times, he showed me the “CREST” computers, which you can search a trove of declassified CIA documents. In … More “Secure behind the cloak”: Reagan’s CIA and “unauthorized disclosures”