In an article for The Baffler, writer Jessa Crispin begins with the story of Victoria Woodhull, who in 1872 was the first woman to run for president of the United States. Not only was Woodhull a former prostitute, but she ran with a black vice president and talked to spirits of the dead. [“Madam Prescient,” Issue #32, September 2016] Continue reading Was it Astrology, or Does Hillary Have a ‘Sixth Sense?’
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, wasting no time after Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat in the wee hours of November 9, issued a brief statement later in the day and then launched full-steam ahead on a tour to promote his new campaign memoir, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Continue reading Bernie Sanders: I’m Baaack!
As Donald Trump was walking to the podium to give his victory speech, it looked to me like he was about to cry.
Perhaps it was simply fatigue. After all, it was 3 a.m. and the end of a grueling campaign that would have exhausted anyone, let alone a 70-year-old man. Even so, with the ultimate spotlight upon him, you would think a Rising Leo would be beaming ear to ear. Continue reading America to Trump: You’re Hired
Jeb Bush, Dubya’s little brother, isn’t going to sit in the big chair, at least not in 2017. With his campaign running out of money and disappointing finishes in three early primaries, Jeb announced on Saturday that his campaign was over. Continue reading Jeb!’s Last Stand
Hillary Clinton on June 13 announced the official launch of her campaign for the 2016 presidential election.
But wait … didn’t she do that two months ago?
Clinton explains that her earlier launch was just a “ramp-up” phase, and most of the mainstream media are dutifully reporting it that way, Continue reading Hillary’s Campaign Re-Launch
I have to admit that I’m taking a wicked amount of pleasure watching the news media flail about trying to explain how a Socialist upstart from a state known for maple syrup and a ban on billboards could have interrupted the “inevitable” election of the long-presumed next president of the United States.
When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced last April that he was running for president, he gave fair warning: “People should not underestimate me.” Continue reading The Bern Insurgency