Rich Broderick (email firstname.lastname@example.org) lives in St. Paul and taught journalism and mass communication at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. He is a writer, poet, actor, and social activist, whose journalism and literary writing have won numerous honors, including several Page One Awards from the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, a Minnesota State Arts Board literary fellowship, and a Minnesota Book Award. He is currently a reseach fellow at the Thai Khadi Institute at Thammasat University in Bangkok where he is writing a book on Thailand.
I’m not sure. I think it was just the proximate cause, the trigger for the steep tailspin that has been building up inside me for months – maybe years. All I know is that when I came upon the notice on Craigslists lately, it made me want to go drown myself in a bucket of artificial butter.
“Face painters wanted for traveling dinosaur show (USA).”
Well, you’d think that all the lies and intentional divisiveness, the recording of his conversation with a hoax caller he thought was one of the Koch brothers, the video of him promising a big donor about his plans to divide and conquer Wisconsin by going after public employee unions as a prelude of a lunge at the jugular of a right-to-work campaign, taped just a few months before he testified Continue Reading
With Tim Pawlenty now publicly courting Mitt Romney, who needs a bland white guy as his running mate like he needs to tone down charisma, I pulled up this Ground Zero I wrote about T-Paw back in ’06. Still relevant today when it comes to this pandering sack of processed cheese curds.
Here goes, from November 2006: God, Guns, and Governor Pawlenty Continue Reading
Now that Paul Ryan has backed away from his fervent embrace of Ayn Rand, claiming that she is merely one of many influences on his political thinking despite video of him declaring that she was his primary reason for engaging in politics, and despite the fact that he requires all of his staff members to read her work, it’s possible the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead will begin to Continue Reading
Picture it: a pair of aging despots, each in his 80s.
One of them has already witnessed the previously unthinkable unraveling of his evil empire. The other is witnessing the first irreversible steps in the previously unthinkable unraveling of his evil empire.
On Sunday, July 3 something truly remarkable happened in Thailand. The country woke up a venerable patriarchy and went to bed having elected the first female Prime Minister in the nation’s history. Continue Reading
A new organization of radicals calling itself the Coalition for Restoring Anarchist Principles has come out with an endorsement of the Minnesota GOP’s lawsuit asking the State Supreme Court to order a shutdown of all Minnesota state government functions in the event that the Minnesota Legislator, controlled by the Republican Party, and DFL Governor Mark Dayton cannot r Continue Reading