Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
What I made for dinner tonight. After the astonishing popularity and success of my previous article about my rice cooker and how to cook cheap on the go, it seemed like a waste not to do a second recipe. Tonight’s recipe is inspired by the fact that giant bags…

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
So you don’t feel so hot about this civilization thing and want to live on the cheap for a while. Happens to a lot of us. Sometimes in a 20 year old car that’s falling apart. But that doesn’t mean you have to eat shitty road food. Do better…

It was unbelievably obvious months away from the primaries what the Russian/GOP plan to take down Biden was. They’re gonna hammer him with ads about his son, Burisma, and the probably legitimate #metoo accusations he carries around like some token validating he’s actually a boomer. These things provide enough cover for center-right cowards to vote […]

I do not come from a religious family. My father was brought up Catholic, and even attended a Marist Brothers high school, but after a nun locked him in a closet and left him there overnight in order to punish him for asking an inappropriate question, he lost his faith in God, and never again […]

Today the United States government used the cover of the Coronavirus pandemic to pass a “stimulus package” so regressive it’s going to make the Wall Street Bailout of 2008 look like the New Deal. Corporate America is going to get trillions of dollars in our tax money. You and I are going to get a […]

People know the government is lying to them now.   That’s progress.   People know the system is rigged against them for the benefit of the 1%.   That’s progress. People know the rich don’t care whether they live or die. That’s progress.   People don’t yet think they have recourse or the wherewithal to […]

One of the biggest mistakes the left made during the George W. Bush era was to cede the debate on 9/11 to the far right. Not only did respectable far left intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Alexander Cockburn dismiss the 9/11 Truth movement out of hand, we failed to understand that 9/11 was the central […]

In his classic account of the Revolution of 1848 in France and the dictatorship of Napoleon III, Karl Marx pointed out that “history always happens twice, the first time as tragedy. The second time as farce.” He was right. The authoritarian regimes in Poland and Hungary, right wing populism in Italy, Boris Johnson in the […]

Friedrich Nietzsche said that “God is dead.” I wonder if there’s an untranslatable German word for “God is not dead. He’s out hording toilet paper.”