Derek on The Majority Report

You can see me, or more accurately my terrible LinkedIn photo, on The Majority Report today with Michael Brooks. We talked about the Trump administration’s loose approach to civilian casualties, the motive behind Erik Prince’s Seychelles adventure, Russia, Iran, and the Iran nuclear deal. Here’s the YouTube: I’m on for about 20 minutes starting somewhere… Continue reading Derek on The Majority Report

And now for something completely different

Today is going to be another light blogging day, although when I say “another”–I mean, considering I didn’t start writing until around 6 PM yesterday I think I churned out a decent number of words. But I digress. I’m sorry to make this All About Me, but today I tried going to a strange new… Continue reading And now for something completely different

attwiw’s 10 best-read posts of 2015

Before you read this, if you haven’t already, please check out the fine writing to be found in the “Jon Swift Memorial Roundup 2015” over at Vagabond Scholar. Something of mine is listed there alongside a number of other great pieces. I actually find it almost physically painful to write self-referential things, a fact that… Continue reading attwiw’s 10 best-read posts of 2015

Americans, I don’t think we’re getting the most out of our political system

Last night’s Republican debate was entertaining if viewed as a sort of ridiculous spectacle, the ongoing descent into madness of our entire political system. But given some recent events in eastern Europe, I have to wonder if we’re getting the maximum amount of enjoyment out of our political leaders. Take, for example, Romania. The Romanian… Continue reading Americans, I don’t think we’re getting the most out of our political system

David Letterman and the 2008 election

For some reason I can’t really understand, my wife decided to watch Game Change a couple of days ago. She’s already seen the movie, and I’m not really sure what put her in the mood to watch it again, but she doesn’t understand why I watch The Godfather every time it’s on TV, so whatever.… Continue reading David Letterman and the 2008 election

Kirby Delauter (yes, that Kirby Delauter) upset that reporter used Kirby Delauter’s name in article about Kirby Delauter

If you’re like me (and you’re reading this blog so, duh), you’re a big fan of Frederick County (MD) commissioner Kirby Delauter. Oh, ha ha ha, I can practically hear you saying “who the hell is Kirby Delauter?” right now, because you are obviously making a joke, and I really love the fact that you… Continue reading Kirby Delauter (yes, that Kirby Delauter) upset that reporter used Kirby Delauter’s name in article about Kirby Delauter