Author Archives: srogouski

Religious Coercion in the Time of Plague and Famine

Apparently some things never change. Evangelicals in 1847 BLACK ’47 – Soup Tent from Sheila Moylette on Vimeo. Evangelicals in 2020 On Tuesday morning, a makeshift tent hospital in Central Park will begin treating overflow patients from Mount Sinai, as the spread of COVID-19 begins to overwhelm local hospitals. Announcing the 68-bed respiratory unit this […]

It’s a Bourgeois Town

I suppose that if they’re going to build condos on your favorite patch of woods it’s just as well a lot of classy rich people buy them. The train to New York is right up the block. The bus to New York is right down the street. But I doubt any of these people are […]

Capitalist Distress Signal

In reality, the McDonald’s Corporation is a real estate company and will do just fine. They make the same profits if their restaurants sell a million fries a day or one fry a day. The franchise owner, however, who still has to pay the same rents, and the fast food worker, who is putting himself […]

The So Yer Living Outta Yer Car Cookbook Pt. 2: Seafood Friday

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…

The So Yer Living Outta Yer Car Cookbook

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…

The Founder (2016)

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 […]

Abraham Clark: 1726-1794

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 […]

Jesus Loves You Lady Macbeth

Andrew Cuomo: The Donald Rumsfeld of his Generation

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 […]

What Really Terrifies Me

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 […]