Author Archives: Mark

I’m endorsing Elizabeth Warren for President of the United States

My intention was to wait another year or so before calling a press conference and formally endorsing a candidate for president, but, when I saw this thread of comments today from Senator Elizabeth Warren about why she wouldn’t be following the lead of other Democratic candidates and appearing on FOX News, I decided that I’ve […]

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“Trade wars are good, and easy to win”

Donald Trump, who, not too long ago, said “trade wars are good, and easy to win,” this past Friday announced his intention of starting a legitimate trade war with China, saying that he had given word to increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to as much as 25%. Well, today, China’s Finance […]

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If there’s a better Mother’s Day film than Mildred Pierce, I’d like to know what it is

Linette’s out of town, and my own mother is on an island off the coast of Georgia, so it’s just me and the kids celebrating Mother’s Day this year, sans mother… which is why I’m able to just lay around tonight and watch Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce. [If you’d rather talk about politics, though, […]

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Maynard-Lao Archive: Item 0003 [Violent Femmes at Carnegie Hall t-shirt]

As I explained in an earlier post, I’m in the process of making my way through the house and separating the wheat from the chaff, determining which items will remain here in our 180 year old home, and which will be jettisoned into the ever-churning gyre of filth and garbage that surrounds us. Well, what […]

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A plausible explanation as to why Falwell endorsed Donald Trump… and it involves sexy photos, blackmail and Michael Cohen

Just before the Iowa caucus, on January 26, 2016, evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. made a surprise presidential endorsement. “I am proud to offer my endorsement of Donald J. Trump for President of the United States,” Falwell was quoted as saying in a statement put out by the Trump campaign. “He is a successful executive […]

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