Thanks to all who have followed The Pacific blog. My digital work (commentary & poetic satire) can now be found at Substack right here. Please consider stopping by my new site and […]
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 […]
“Trump told Xi that Americans were clamoring for him to change the constitutional rules to serve more than two terms.” –Washington Post Trump to President Xi “They want me to stay president […]
Unfortunately, we in the United States have allowed our system of higher education to be infiltrated by the demands of economic priority to a remarkable degree.
After the media and Democratic voters of Iowa and New Hampshire sent Senator Elizabeth Warren out to get coffee for the cream of the Democratic Primary, the debate last night in Las […]
After a long retreat, a deep ebb tide of silence, the Pacific blog returns to regular publication for this momentous political year. The Pacific will remain “a still small voice” in the […]
If Rudy* is a “hand grenade”*Why did Bolton* send his aideTo disarm the whole charadeWhile Bolton lounges in the shade? Well, that is how his wars are made:From the safety of Bolton’s […]
Because no one will pay to build His WALL– Not Mexico, not Congress, not even the Wall Street Journal or Faux News, not anyone— The PRESIDENT will send soldiers with guns To […]
Trump’s Spin Cycle “There is no Chaos, only great Energy!” Said the guy trapped in the washing machine.
“Tough Love” Trump will issue tariffs in “a very loving way.” (He thinks that we will love him even when we lose our pay.)
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 […]
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 […]
By Rumple Oxbridge, liberal lyricist A journalist of the conservative type has branded my satirical prayer “a crime against the idea of verse.” Well, well. I plead guilty in this literary sense: my […]
Arguing against military retaliation/intervention is not appeasement or surrender; it is an attempt to limit violence everywhere . . .
(Drawing by John Tenniel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) “It’s the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!”— Alice in Wonderland By John Kaufman It’s been a busy week in […]
(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 […]
(Photo by U.S Government [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2010. Photo taken at the State Department, in Washington, D.C.) By John Kaufman Though famed for its politically […]
(“An Eclogue” by Kenyon Cox 1856-1919 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.)
(Cartoon by Udo J. Keppler (a.k.a. Joseph Keppler, Jr.; 1872-1956), cartoonist [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. “Wall Street bubbles – Always the same.” American financier J. P. Morgan is depicted as a […]
By Khalil Bendib via OtherWords.com (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/)
(Photo by By Jonathan McIntosh [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons) By John Kaufman We in Wisconsin owe a great debt of gratitude to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency without which we […]
“We used to pay for education But it don’t pay to graduate A thinker now. No jobs, anyhow. When you think of us you think Of watching football on TV. A national […]