What’s it going to take for the world to rid the planet of ISIL?

What’s It Going To Take? What’s it going to take for the world to come together and rid the planet of these masked cowards known as ISIL?  How many more people have to be beheaded?  Set on fire?  Crucified?  How many more girls have to be captured, raped and forced to marry these savages?  How…

My Interview with a Putin Critic Shot Dead Near the Kremlin

In the fall of 2013, I went to Russia to report a story on the Sochi Olympics for the HBO program Real Sports. After visiting Sochi, I went to Moscow where I interviewed a critic of the Sochi games- a man named Boris Nemtsov who was also an outspoken critic of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin….

GOP Platform: War Without End

If the sadists of ISIS are seeking — with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians — to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to…

Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended. When they ask why I assume they attended graduate school, I respond, “Only someone who went to graduate school would say something that foolish.” Because it is never my intention to…

Putin Paranoia

Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold. For nothing good, but much evil, could come of broadening and lengthening this war that has cost the lives of 5,400 Ukrainians. The longer it goes on, the greater the casualties, the more land Ukraine will…

At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics: Republicans, Proceed With Caution

In his new book, Believer, political guru David Axelrod tells us that when his pal Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 he lied, for political reasons, about his position on gay marriage, telling voters he was against it when he really was for it. According to Axelrod, “Gay marriage was a particularly nagging…

Obama Addresses the People of Denmark

We take you now to the White House, where President Obama will address our friends in Denmark about the non-terrorist shootings in Copenhagen. Mr. Obama: My fellow Amurkins. Hold on a minute, that’s not my TelePrompter, it’s an old one from the sixties. {Pause while equipment is moved out and other equipment is moved in.}…

Jon Stewart’s Legacy is Comedy, Not Truth

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A little over 20 years ago, a much younger John Daly who had few responsibilities, a 32-inch waist, and a full head of hair used to return to his college dorm room after a long day of classes and routinely flip on some mindless television to unwind. MTV was typically the channel of choice. It…