Most recently published stories in The Swamp.
As of the day I initially started this article and the day I chose to complete it, this situation in the great country I live in has gone so many ways. The country has gone in circles as our supposed leader has destroyed everything America stands for.
The Other Side of the Pond
It’s not the hair which worries me. It’s rather beautiful in a way - a candy floss creation of sweeping whirls and razor edges, re-created every day. It must take hours. It’s not the complexion either - that brilliant tangerine so loud it makes you want to reach for a pair of shades. No - I can cope with all that. And I’m not worried by the cupid’s bow mouth, or that curiously phallic thing he does with a pointed finger.
The Neo-Nazi Propaganda Machine
We are allowing too much freedom of pushing his boundaries to this president. Point blank. Between his executive orders and the most important thing to me to express in this article, his Neo-Nazi Propaganda Machine. Little Twitler has become a lying and verbally demeaning sensation as well as one of the best jokes on the internet.
Tantrums and Trump
When a person takes up a position of power and responsibilities, one expects a certain manner. A way of putting people at ease and making them feel as if they are safe and cared about.
The Evictionist Position on Abortion
Around 2 years ago I was pro-life. I believed simply that the fetus was an individual with human DNA independent of the mother, and that it is immoral for us as humans to judge when someone counts as a human being along their development. The gray area of whether the fetus is a human being or not must fall on the side in favor of the fetus, because if we are wrong we are committing murder. I still believe all of that.
Eugene Jarecki and the American Way of War
With Americans dreaming that change begins and ends on Pennsylvania Avenue, Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki provides the real home address of its implementation and gives definition to what the word should mean to Americans thinking about living there. With the release of his new book, "The American Way of War," he said politicians need an "unrelenting mandate" from us to face down the threat President Eisenhower prophesied in his farewell address on the Military Industrial Complex.
Close to the Edge
All the signs are pointing toward a major confrontation between two forces of evil, locked in mortal combat for supremacy over the whole world.
In 1976, ‘Network’ Warned America about the Dangers of Fear Anger and Politics
Back when George Bush was enjoying a 22% approval rating and the world's disdain, I hijacked the living room TV to subject my mother to Keith Olbermann of MSNBC. Having to endure Fox News daily, I was only too happy to oblige. But out of what was once known as “equal time,” I came to a conclusion that many Americans have missed. Cable news isn’t selling news, they're selling anger. That said, long before I recognized the format's potential for appeal, it was exploited by the executives in 1976’s, “Network.”
Strive for Perfection
After a historically crazy election, Donald Trump has been sworn in as President of the United States. Now, the public must hold him accountable to be the best president possible for all Americans.
Most Anti-LGBTQ Politicians
The more progress the LGBTQ rights movement makes, the more anti-LGBTQ political figures emerge from the woodwork. Instead of backpedaling and accepting their negative stances, now is the time to fight back and sustain the rights we have worked so hard for. This means recognizing our purported enemies, staying steadfast in our principles, and continuing to fight the most anti-LGBTQ politicians for LGBTQ equal rights.
Infamous Bill Clinton Scandals
Bill Clinton is by all accounts something of a political Houdini; it seems the politician, philanthropist, and almost first First Gentleman has more or less managed to escape punishment over the decades, no matter what controversy befalls him. Sure, each scandal leaves him with some scarring—a tarnished reputation here, an investigation there—but no amount of salacious or questionable activity seems to be quite enough to ensure total destruction. Should you want to know how to spot one of these Clinton-Gates for yourself, the hallmarks of the many Bill Clinton scandals typically feature a questionable detail to start, which leads to an investigation, that ultimately concludes the detail is innocuous while also uncovering a tangential questionable detail in the process–And so the cycle continues...
Actors Who Went Into Politics
Celebrity actors have been dabbling in politics since the beginning of Hollywood. Besides serving the movie industry, they served our country as mayors, ambassadors, governors, and presidents—just a few of the leading government roles played by Hollywood’s finest.