Category Archives: Politics

Was it Astrology, or Does Hillary Have a ‘Sixth Sense?’

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?’

America to Trump: You’re Hired

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

The Bern Insurgency

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