Defending the Letter “On Justice and Open Debate” in Harper’s Magazine

On July 7th, Harper’s Magazine published a letter on its website that was signed by more than a hundred prominent writers, scholars, intellectuals and leaders of organizations. Most prominent among the prominent signers include J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, Noam Chomsky, scholar and commentator, Margaret Atwood, novelist, Salman Rushdie, novelist who certainly understands the… Read More Defending the Letter “On Justice and Open Debate” in Harper’s Magazine

Rumple Oxbridge: “Ode About Not Missing Statues of Racist Generals”

  By Rumple Oxbridge, liberal lyricist It’s sad to see, the president said, knocking down our metal-molded racist generals green with age. Once such men were all the rage, killing to keep owning slaves. You gotta admit, they looked brave on their green horses, on pedestals, so “beautiful” were those generals as all the monuments… Read More Rumple Oxbridge: “Ode About Not Missing Statues of Racist Generals”

The Pacific Letting the Naturally Satirical Material in Washington, D.C. Speak for Itself

The Pacific regrets it will not be posting much satire for the next few days due to the reality show some refer to as The White House. We simply cannot compete with such real-life unintentional confusion and humor. So our apologies. Once political reality returns to the merely abnormal (probably Monday), we will return for your… Read More The Pacific Letting the Naturally Satirical Material in Washington, D.C. Speak for Itself

Let Them Eat Lobster

(Photo by schooner guest [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons) By John Kaufman Wisconsin’s GOP-controlled Assembly is assembling two bills aimed at achieving less freedom for the unemployed and people on food stamps. Thus the party of “freedom” and “faith” is displaying neither democratic generosity nor religious charity, though we should all be grateful they haven’t tried… Read More Let Them Eat Lobster