Congressman Alan Grayson asked me to be his Communications Director on Capitol Hill. I accepted the offer and I start Tuesday April 19, 2016. Because of this gig I will stop writing my weekly column and have put Cultish on hiatus until 2017. The Congressman is not running for re-election, so my job ends in… Continue reading
As an F-bomb enthusiast — aficionado — practitioner, I take great exception to Republican Party id and front-runner Donald Trump being derisively called a vulgarian. Most recently failed heir apparent Jeb Bush called him “divisive and vulgar.” Now hold on! First: it’s offensive to vulgarians to be associated with someone as tacky as Trump. Second:… Continue reading
John-William Schiffbauer is what Republicans, at least on paper, say they want their party to look more like. He’s 31 years old (a coveted millennial) socially liberal, fiscally conservative and not totally white. “My grandmother was from Japan,” he says. He’s a New York City playwright who’s into cool whiskey bars and heated policy debates…. Continue reading
I’m hosting a new serial investigative podcast called Cultish. We’re launching today! Listen here on iTunes.
In 1992, Hillary Clinton was derided as an extreme feminazi vying for all the power the White House could offer her as First Lady: A power-hungry Machiavellian candidate’s wife. A reporter from Columbus, Ohio famously asked her, “You know, some people think of you as an inspiring female attorney mother, and other people think of… Continue reading
President Obama is a radical socialist…as evident by none of his policies or anything he’s ever said. He’s a radical because his opponents call him a radical. They dubbed his signature market-based health care law a government takeover of health care. It’s not. It’s RomneyCare, the most milquetoast of all the Cares. Still Congress has… Continue reading
“I love Bernie! I’ve donated to his campaign! He’s great!” my super conservative Beltway establishment Republican friend says. “Feel the Bern!!” He texts me with a snicker during all of the Dem debates. The night of the Iowa Caucus I retaliated, texting, “Cruz!! I’m so happy!” I knew that’d make him cringe. My conservative buddy… Continue reading
The Iowa caucus brings out the evangelical in all Republican candidates. After all, previous winners include Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, two candidates who exclusively appealed to evangelical voters (and pretty much no one else). In Iowa, the most devout and outwardly preachy Republicans get the nod. Donald Trump mistakenly thought making up bible verses… Continue reading
Dear Readers, I’m taking a hiatus from my syndicated column until January 2016 so I can work on a book and my new investigative podcast, Cultish. Thanks everyone for your devotion and generosity . Be well and stay in touch, TD
Try to contain your excitement, America! The younger brother of President George W. Bush wants to be president too. Well, he tells us he wants to be president. Jeb’s running as a legacy admission while saying he’s his own man. It’s like a 30-year-old living “alone” in his parents’ basement. The people advising and donating… Continue reading
I watched the Democrats’ first debate of this primary season at a packed Young Democrats viewing party in the East Village. Hundreds of young left-leaning New Yorkers turned away from the Mets and the Dodgers in the playoffs to listen to the five presidential candidates for the Democratic Party at the lectern. The beer swilling… Continue reading
I’m the host of a new podcast called Cultish. Today we launched a Kickstarter to raise funds to get it off the ground! You can find the campaign here. Join us: Cultish Facebook Page Follow us: @cultishpodcast Become one of us! Because its Cultish!
According to a Pew Research Center poll in 2010, nearly 123 million Americans (41 percent) believe the Rapture will happen before 2050. I bring this up because the first supermoon lunar eclipse in 30 years will happen on Sunday, September 27, 2015. If you’re reading this column after then, it’s safe to assume it wasn’t… Continue reading
By my count there are 163 candidates battling for the Republican nomination and not one of them thinks women should have the right to make decisions about their own bodies. The party that loves to chirp the words freedom and liberty when it comes to guns, taxes and corporations demands the government start regulating reproduction…. Continue reading