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The Sounding Board: On Patriotism and Veterans Day

Pangyrus presents The Sounding Board. What's The Sounding Board? It's politics writ large—and writ well. The makeup of society, the ways we interact, how...

The Sounding Board: The Joy and Pain of Disconnection

Pangyrus presents The Sounding Board. What's The Sounding Board? It's politics writ large—and writ well. The makeup of society, the ways we interact, how...

Insurrection, January 6, 2021

The god of destruction has finally chosen the time to reveal himself in his vast formless Picassian glory. He treads horned and naked through the elegant...

A Modest Proposal for The Greene New Deal for Education

Marjorie Taylor Greene now represents my home state of Georgia in the U.S. Congress. Unfortunately, radical far-left transgender communists in the Deep State have...

the long way to a small, angry inbox

Normally, this wouldn’t matter so much. A few nights ago, I logged into an old Yahoo account that I habitually checked and used for retrospective...

Perspective: Trump’s Acts May Face America with an Unwelcome Dilemma

President Trump has a well-known habit of accusing others of what he himself is guilty of. For example, he calls Hollywood “racist” and accuses the national...

When Death Comes From the Skies

The first plane appeared in the eastern sky at approximately 4:30 in the afternoon. It was a member of the Condor Legion, a Nazi...

For Greenwood

When my husband and I were much younger and had more leisure time, we decided to binge-watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was my...

Ni Pena Ni Miedo

Some people must wonder why we want bones. I want them so much! I want them so much! --Violeta Berrios in “Nostalgia for the Light”   In Chacabuco...

Trump: Making America Great (Britain) Again?

The British king’s efforts to establish “an absolute Tyranny” over the 13 original colonies led to the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In it,...

Manal and Alaa

To open separate window, click button on upper right of comic display   “Manal and Alaa: A Love Story” Copyright © 2015 by Lena Merhej. Published in...

Wake-Up Call

What does it take to represent voters? Jeanne Dietsch takes us into the unglamorous, necessary work of democracy, of a candidate for local office knocking on doors, learning her community, facing the hard questions.