World War III

January 8, 2020

Vietnam: Getting In / Getting Out

July 26, 2019

The Rent Horse Kid

June 16, 2019

Never Another / Roky Erickson, R.I.P.

June 13, 2019

Ventura at 4AM / THIS USA: Origins

July 12, 2018

From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

October 18, 2017

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Since his election, Donald Trump has been a mirror, held up to us Americans and propelling us to ask: How did we get here?

I am the son of an Air Force brigadier general and served myself to the rank of colonel. Of my 57 years dr...

June 30, 2020

        (not a poem, just a prattle)

~ with apologies to Bob Wills and Asleep at the Wheel ~

Who's that guy with the red tie on? Some folks call him Donnie 

Might even get elected again, although he is a phony

Send hi...

June 14, 2020

April 4, 1968 – New York City

As you press on for justice, be sure to move with

dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love.

Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence.

If you succumb to the temptat...

May 17, 2020

Charlie Loving is an artist, cartoonist, spelunker, authentic eccentric, Veteran, world traveler, and the former Sports Editor of the Round Rock Leader. He was also organizer and manager of Austin’s most oddball softball team (t...

Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger. But there is one emotion that has never been d...

February 21, 2020

Who did we see? A gay guy. Two New York Jews age 78. A no-nonsense hard-working Oklahoma woman and a no-nonsense hard-working Minnesota woman. And a working-class Catholic with more hands-on experience than all the others put to...

1: Some data                

A majority non-white U.S.A. is widely predicted in more or less a generation. That doesn’t mean someone in 2045 (my hundredth year) will wake and say, “OMG! Today i...

The assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on orders from Donald Trump has many people asking: could this mark the beginning of World War III?  I think it’s the wrong question.  I was born into a world reeling from the...

When Donald Trump recently tweeted a dark warning of a “Civil War like fracture in this Nation” were he to be impeached, it was further evidence of his Administration’s troubled relationship with that period in American his...

August 13, 2019

     The Lunch Guys are: to RRandy Alfred (editor & writer)Dan Hubig (artist)Jeffrey Klein (former editor of Mother Jones & West magazines)Jerry Barrish (artist & bail bondsman), Larry Gonick (cartoonist...

The rideshare dropped me off 15 minutes early at the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles. Already, there were hundreds of people standing in witness. There would be thousands by the Lights for Liberty vigil’s e...

“Terrible things are happening outside. At any time of night and day, poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes. They’re allowed to take only a knapsack and a little cash with them, and even then, they’re robbed...

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'Round the 'Net

A mob of the MAGA persuasion

Conducted a statehouse invasion.

Though heavily armed,

They parted unharmed,

And that's how you know they're Caucasian.

Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen


to see the Film

The RAT File 
Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
Short films and stories about the political & social turmoil in the 60's as seen thru the New York underground newspaper RAT
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Todd Samusson
Working Class Heart - Todd Samusson
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On the Right Side of the Brain - Todd samusson
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R. Crumb

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