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Cliff Schecter

When Will Culture Warriors Find Their Rainbow Connection?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Cliff Schecter

Too-big-to-fail corporations and their hand maidens in Congress (and the conservative echo chamber) most certainly pose a far greater danger to our children than a green frog-like puppet.

Everybody Hates Newt Romney

Cliff Schecter | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney -- the perfect dynamic duo for our times, if not end times. A Batman and Robin for the 1%. Defenders of truth, justice, and a Gulag Archipelago filled with child janitors and the fandango of the foreclosed.

Conservatism Blew Up the Economy

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

So what do you do when financial analysts are warning that housing prices are headed for a "triple dip," the second largest Swiss Bank (Credit Suisse)...

What Can Give You Economic Misery, an Embolism, and a Backyard Full of Elephants?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Although when it comes to the specific date of our mass death, Harold Camping might as well be talking Chinese nuclear development with Herman Cain, i...

Too Much Is at Stake in Virginia for a Blackout in Coverage

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

With just over a week to go, will we rise to the occasion and help Virginia Democrats keep control of the State Senate?

Golden Calf Conservatives

Cliff Schecter | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Whether it's the bronze bull encountered by those occupying Wall Street, the fixation with a Chris Christie presidency not to be, or the ex post facto...

Ghallery of Ghouls

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Vampire movies and television programmes may be all the rage right now, but not one of them has anything on a good old-fashioned audience of Republican debate watchers.

Chris Cox's Failed Argument for Forced Concealed Carry

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

If you live in a state that has common-sense laws for the issuance of a carry permit, consider that only 35 states require some type of training, certification or time at the firing range to carry a loaded, concealed weapon.

9/11 and Its Great Transformations

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

On September 11th, 2001, on what was a perfect morning-right up until the very moment a Boeing 767-223-ER slammed into the North Tower of the World Tr...

For God's Sake -- Stop Talking

Cliff Schecter | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Lately, there would seem to be a whole lot more people who have a direct channel to the Big Guy Upstairs than one could have humanly thought possible.

I Don't Think "Life" Means What the Right Thinks It Means

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

The truth is that those on the U.S. right are about as "pro-life" as Arnold Schwarzenegger is pro-wife. Or Dominique Strauss Kahn is pro-maid.

Transparency Or Transparently Corrupt: What Kind Of Government Do We Want?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Cliff Schecter

I had a client a few years back named Onvia. Onvia provided better and more timely information than the federal government, regarding where stimulus d...

Donald Trump's Not Running; But Trumpism Still Is

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Cliff Schecter

Trump may have just "dropped out" of the Presidential race, but who he is and what he represents in our culture is as important as ever.

The Terrorist and the Terror Watch List

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

It is perversely ironic that the same week we finally got our man in Pakistan, we learned that 90% of those on the Terror Watch List since 2005 have successfully purchased guns.

How Much Is Enough for Big Pharma?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Cliff Schecter

Nowhere is this greed more pervasive than among those companies responsible for the health of roughly 300 million of Americans: Big Pharma.

The Impeachment of Clarence Thomas' Credibility

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

While he doesn't seem to even want to participate in his day job, Thomas certainly does engage in the kind of partisan politicking that is not only unseemly, but sets a terrible precedent.

So You Say You Want A Revolution?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cliff Schecter

It was only a matter of time before someone would emerge from the shadows to proclaim President Bush was responsible for the sudden flowering of revolution and democratic potential across the Middle East.

More Guns=Less Crime! You Know, Except at CPAC

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

As some visitors to the Conservative Political Action Conference made clear this weekend, they're not all that comfortable with more guns when the guns are going to surround them.

NRA: It's Good to Live Like a King

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the NRA's mission has nothing to do with its members, but everything to do with protecting the profits of the gun manufacturers who support the organization with big bucks.

Get Progressively Trained

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cliff Schecter

As someone who has been involved somewhat in the punditry circuit (for lack of a better term), I have been asked by progressive friends what I think i...

Senator John McCain's Born Identity

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Whether most journalists have been willing to see it or not, John McCain is not a statesman, nor has he ever been. He's a petulant bomb thrower. He's Simon Cowell in a suit.

The 9/11 Nihilism of GOP Senators

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Sometimes there are simply no words to describe the behavior of Mitch McConnell's band of merry misanthropes -- also known as much of the US Senate Re...

How Did Donahue Score That Interview? And What Is the Newest Crony Capitalism Outrage?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cliff Schecter

In the tradition of others who have looked at the bleak social conditions that surround them and the corrupt institutions that seek not to improve things, I give you good satire.

Barack Obama: Same as He Ever Was

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

In the wake of President Barack Obama's premature capitulation to the Republicans in the tax wars, a party who I might remind you controls neither Con...

Palin Around with Terrorists' Pals: Sarah Speaks to the NRA

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Cliff Schecter

I was truly honored to have the former demi-term Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, contact me and ask me to write her speech for today's family-friendly NRA event. Here is an advanced copy of what I came up with.