MARC’S ANGLE - As a community organizer and journalist, nothing interests me more than covering the impact of natural grassroots movements. I have found a major disconnect with what the political class considers priorities and what “man on the street” feels is important.
GUEST COMMENTARY - There is no mask or vaccine that can protect communities from high conflict. Even people who are highly skilled at avoidance and de-escalation can get stuck in bitter, all-consuming, no-win battles in their hometowns.
JAN 6 INVESTIGATION - Kimberly Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for former President Donald Trump and the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr., boasted to a GOP operative that she had raised $3 million for the rally that helped fuel the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
OPEN LETTER TO THE LEADER OF TURKEY - Dear President Erdogan, I send this open letter to you because it pains me to see a country like Turkey, which could have reached the pinnacle of power and influence, envied by her adversaries and revered by her friends, has fallen into disgrace, thanks to your corrupt and misguided leadership.
MEDIA WATCH - Why does the media hate Joe Biden? This is a question that has been puzzling me.
COMMENTARY - My mind keeps going back to the gloves on Rittenhouse’s hands, glowing blue in the streetlight, as this strange kid marched from block to block down Kenosha’s tear-gassed streets, with a goofy look on his face, like he was moving from one kill level to another in a video game for the damned.
US HOUSE OF BICKERING - A “grifter,” “trash,” a “religious bigot,” and “tattletale” are only some of the recent insults lobbed between Republican congresswomen Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in their ongoing feud over racist comments made by another GOP flamethrower.
EXTREME MISCOMMUNICATION - Almost a year ago, Google took a major step to ensure that its ubiquitous online ad network didn’t put money in the pocket of Steve Bannon, the indicted former adviser to Donald Trump.
COMMENTARY - Ah, it’s the end of 2021 and those who made money this year are busy trying to shelter their income from the taxman. And those in Congress are trying to avoid another government shutdown.
WORLD WATCH - Another attempt by western powers to salvage the Joint Comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), commonly called the Iran Nuclear deal, resumes again in Vienna.
RACIAL RECKONINGS - The holiday season is in full swing, with Christmas carols on the radio and shopping sales luring customers to spend their cash.