Another Day, Another White House Lie

So many people – including major media figures – are snarking online about how Trump didn’t go to the WWI memorial today because he didn’t want to get his hair wet in a light rain. While that may seem both pathetic and funny – perfect for Saturday Night Live and late night comics – I […]

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A Theory of the Case

1 For a moment, please consider this straightforward theory of the case: Trump and Putin made a deal. In return for Putin’s active election interference plus some Russian business, Trump promised to end U.S. sanctions on Russia if elected President of the United States. See? Easy. You don’t even need 280 characters to lay it […]

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About That Jacket.

This is all off the table if Melania denounces him, or better yet: leaves him tomorrow. But for the moment… Well, here’s the thing: 1) at the very, very least – the absolute, most charitable assumption – is that Melania and everyone around her are exceedingly stupid. It’s a stunning, unbelievable PR disaster. Messaging, images, […]

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IMAGINE THE UNIMAGINABLE: an exhortation

IMAGINE THE UNIMAGINABLE:  an exhortation by Ed Valentine www.edvalentine.com Twitter: @eddyval   In the following, I confront some harsh realities – but I also follow them up with some practical steps we all can take to fight against what’s happening in America today. Buckle up. * 1. If you’re not inclined towards cruelty, it can […]

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10 Thoughts on “Fire and Fury”

Throughout 2018, I’m going to try to blog on Mondays (more often whenever possible). So for today, my thoughts on Fire and Fury, in no particular order. I know we’ve moved on to whether or not Trump is a racist (spoiler alert: he is!), but I think many have dismissed the book as being just […]

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A Tribute

It’s World AIDS Day. Today, I remember my friend Alan, who died in 1996. I can’t believe he’s been gone for over 20 years. Many people lost whole swaths of friends. A whole generation of young men was wiped out – decimated – gone from the face of the earth. But by the time I […]

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Where We Are: A Post About Nukes

Long post, so here’s the TL/DR version: (1) don’t be comforted by the thought that “the generals” will prevent nuclear war – and (2) we must decry as madness a doctrine of “trying to prevent North Korea from using nuclear weapons by starting a conflict that would likely cause North Korea to use its nuclear […]

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Halftime Report: TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN

Have you been watching the new TWIN PEAKS? I have. I just watched the WTFy-est ever episode 8 last night, which some are calling the most groundbreaking night of television in history. It was certainly groundbreaking in cinematic and conceptual terms: strange, terrifying, sometimes incomprehensible, always gorgeous. It touched on the nature of pure evil […]

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STATE OF THE UNION

I wrote this script back in 2006, but it feels right for today, this minute: right NOW. We are divided more than ever before, and I don’t know how we’ll see things the same way ever again. STATE OF THE UNION was performed in 2011 by the wonderful Three of A Kind Theater Company of North […]

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10 Deadly Failings of the Media, Election 2016 Edition

In this election, Fox and Breibart and other powerful media sources actively worked to elevate Trump to the Presidency. Much of the rest of the televised and print media proved incapable of fighting this man.

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