Will Durst

You Can’t Do That | Raging Moderate

All of Washington is vibrating like the foam on a latte in the cup holder of a convertible jeep riding railroad tracks over a bridge.… Continue reading

 

Blow That Whistle | Raging Moderate

This White House breathes chaos. It’s like one of those Vaudevillian plate spinners who isn’t happy until all the plates come crashing down to the… Continue reading

 

Football Cliches And The Democratic Primary | Raging Moderate

Got an embarrassing admission here. I was scheduled to summarize the Democratic candidates debate last week, but also had a deadline about the opening of… Continue reading

 

Would an Economic ‘Trump Slump’ Doom His Re-election? | Dick Polman

The last three incumbent presidents to lose their reelection bids — Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter in 1980, and George H.W. Bush in 1992… Continue reading

Labor Day Already? | Raging Moderate

Are you kidding? Labor Day? Already? How the hell did that happen? Didn’t we just scrape down the Weber for the first summer barbecue on… Continue reading

Beat the Heat | Raging Moderate

Humans cherish our seasonal grievances. In the winter, we enthusiastically complain about the cold. In the spring, it’s the wet. In the fall, it’s the… Continue reading

Soft Tissue Racist | Raging Moderate

What a long, hot, lousy stinking summer. We’ve spent so much time sending thoughts and prayers to Gilroy and El Paso and Chicago and Virginia… Continue reading

The Best Words | Raging Moderate

Nobody knows what the earliest word used by humans was. The general consensus is the Sumerians developed the first written language around 3500 BC, using… Continue reading

Greenwashing the White House | Raging Moderate

In a recent speech by the president, the former golf resort magnate claimed his administration had done more for the environment than any other presidency,… Continue reading

Democrats You’d Have a Blank With | Raging Moderate

Back in 2000, the Presidential Election was tight and much attention was focused on who better related to the public. Al Gore was viewed as… Continue reading

An Ambien Thunderdome | Raging Moderate

If the first round of Democratic Party debates were distilled into five words or less, it would be “pass the No-Doz please.” Vini, vici, dormeo.… Continue reading

A Rash of Lies | Raging Moderate

President Trump has been called many things. A short-fingered vulgarian. Mister Misdirection. The Cheater-in-Chief. Vlad’s ventriloquist dummy. Boss Tweet. Herr Gropenfuhrer. The Oval Office Oompa… Continue reading

Imagine Obama | Raging Moderate

Interesting how the Republican Party’s attitude toward the office of the presidency has changed in three short years. During the tenure of the previous POTUS,… Continue reading

Some Final Thoughts About Mueller | Raging Moderate

Breaking his two-year vow of silence, special counsel, professional Boy Scout and part-time monk Robert S. Mueller III took time from his busy schedule of… Continue reading

For Trump, There’s Always a New Story | Raging Moderate

One thing you’ve got to give Trump is the Oval Office occupant knows his way around a misdirection. Every day the magnificent media magician manages… Continue reading

Internet Privacy | Raging Moderate

Internet privacy. Forget about it. It’s another of those oxymorons you hear so much about; like gluten-free dim sum or fully satisfied “Game of Thrones”… Continue reading

Impeachment Short Form | Raging Moderate

For all those who keep saying it can’t get any weirder, this is on you. Haven’t we learned not to taunt the gods? Like those… Continue reading

Impeachment and the Hamlet Conundrum | Raging Moderate

Everybody is talking about it. Well, around it: vacillating, cogitating, salivating, fluctuating, aspirating, constipating, meditating, figure-eighting, and to prove they’re serious, polling. We’re referring, of… Continue reading

Official Lapdog Barr and the Mueller Report | Raging Moderate

The eagerly awaited report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Investigation was finally released, and it cleared up the situation like a forty-pound dirtball dropped from… Continue reading

The Democrats Have a White Man Problem | Raging Moderate

There are enough tugs-of-war playing out inside the Democratic Party to keep a multi-franchise, company picnic busy for an entire summer. We’re not talking about… Continue reading