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National Poetry Month: "Richard Nixon Asks for Forgiveness"

I told Pat the other day that I was a proud man.

Too proud.

I had many successes.

There are events I regret of course. 158 more words

Poetry

Earth Day, Cowgirl Poetry, Richard Nixon and the EPA

A Brief History of Earth Day

Earth Day was the idea of Wisconsin Senator, Gaylord Nelson, who came up with the idea in 1969, as a way to promote environmental awareness on a planetary level. 518 more words

Writing

“Elton Jim” talks politics as pop culture, and makes his early 2020 presidential prediction based on election history

In this 153rd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how — thanks to the Internet, social media, 24-hour news channels, and Donald Trump — politics has become a dominating part of pop culture competing with superhero movies, “Star Wars,” “Game Of Thrones” and all our pop culture appetites. 12 more words

Jim Turano

Earth Day, Cowgirl Poetry, the EPA and Richard Nixon

A Brief History of Earth Day

Earth Day was the idea of Wisconsin Senator, Gaylord Nelson, who came up with the idea in 1969, as a way to promote environmental awareness on a planetary level. 501 more words

YEAH, WHATEVER...

I suspect people had more blind faith where their leaders were concerned before 1973. If Watergate or a comparable scandal (in terms of cultural impact) was to happen now, how would we respond to the revelation that the biggest elected representative in the land was a bit of a crook? 1,114 more words

News

War on Drugs Was a Ploy

In 2016, Harper’s published an article by Dan Baum that includes quotes from a conversation Baum had decades earlier with John Ehrlichman, domestic-policy advisor and Watergate honcho during the Nixon administration. 188 more words

Conspiracies

How Paranoia about the ‘Deep State’ Brought down a President

“With the Mueller report deposited (if not yet released), the right has set its sights on rooting out the “deep state” agents behind the alleged conspiracy to take down President Trump. 79 more words