Will Durst

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Frequently Asked Questions: Benghazi Hearings Edition | RAGING MODERATE

Q. Isn't Benghazi the guy who used to pal around with John Cassavetes back in the '60s? A. No. That was Ben Gazzara.

  • Oct 26th, 2015 11:28pm

Red Meat vs Creme Brulee | RAGING MODERATE

If the disappointment of everyone expecting fireworks at the first Democratic debate exhibited itself as perspiration, we could declare the California drought over. A few soggy matches might have been lit but that was it. Heavy on the smoke, non-existent on the flame.

  • Oct 20th, 2015 4:25pm

TP’ing the Trans Pacific Partnership | TYRADES!

It's been awfully fun to watch the different branches of government quiver like Aspen trees in a force 5 tornado arguing the pros and cons of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.

  • Oct 12th, 2015 4:55pm

Papa Frankie is Right: Greed is Not Good | RAGING MODERATE

Get this, and get it straight - Gordon Gekko was wrong. Greed is not good. Greed is bad.

  • Sep 28th, 2015 3:53pm

The Zany Side of the GOP Debates | RAGING MODERATE

To the one thirteenth of all Americans who watched the latest GOP debate, congratulations on surviving the political equivalent of the 24 hours of Le Mans. You just climbed Campaign Everest. Strapped to a pair of debates. Or to be more precise; a pair of mind-numbing, marathon, four and a half hour, endurance-test, butt-fall-asleep debates.

  • Sep 21st, 2015 4:15pm

How They Spent Their Summer Vacations | RAGING MODERATE

Time to yodel a big old welcome back to the same old grind from our too brief summer respite. And yes, that does include the umpteen-gazillion presidential candidates returning from their home districts with batteries and bank accounts recharged. With an emphasis on the moolah.

  • Sep 15th, 2015 4:46pm

Brightsides to the Perpetual Campaign | RAGING MODERATE

It's easy to tell the end of summer the year before a presidential election is nigh, because that bothersome quadrennial buzzing noise is back. And no, we're not talking about candidates riding the Tilt-A-Whirl at the Iowa State Fair after eating pork on a stick.

  • Aug 31st, 2015 3:30pm

Marble Poisoning | RAGING MODERATE

It's a race to the outside. Avoid the middle like the plague. The goal is to not be one with the pack.

  • Aug 24th, 2015 4:04pm

Don’t Sneer at Trump’s Chances | RAGING MODERATE

Yeah, I hear what you're saying. "For all you political comics, Donald Trump must be a dream come true. Manna from heaven. Slam-dunking from a step-ladder. Swimming in a sea of beer."

  • Aug 17th, 2015 3:10pm

A Republican Sweet Sixteen… Plus One | RAGING MODERATE

Get to high ground everybody. Our nation is in danger of being inundated by a candidate tsunami of 17 Republicans. The Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Kissed Plus One. Seventeen Shades of Grey. If they used a designated pitcher they could split up into two teams and play softball against each other. No hardball allowed.

  • Aug 3rd, 2015 4:12pm

More the Merrier | RAGING MODERATE

I've got to congratulate Donald Trump for how fast he's become more annoying to the Republican Party than a mouse in an air conditioning unit. He's like that popcorn husk that gets stuck in the back of your molars and you can't pry it out with a cord of toothpicks. He's almost as grating as the Kars for Kids commercial.

  • Jul 27th, 2015 3:44pm

Rumpus Chumpus Trumpus | RAGING MODERATE

For all those bemoaning the lack of noise in the Republican presidential sweepstakes, it's time to get down on our knees and give thanks to Donald Trump because whatever that man touches turns to loud. He's the gift that keeps on blaring. Has all the delicate innuendo of concrete curtain rods. Not just a loose cannon, more like a loose aircraft carrier.

  • Jul 20th, 2015 5:18pm

Dead Solid Summer | RAGING MODERATE

Every year, it's with a gleeful relief we embrace Independence Day, which marks the beginning of dead solid summer. The Fourth of July is a red, white and blue arrow to the bulls-eye of patriotism when we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our country by packing together in crowds, drinking a lot of beer and blowing stuff up real good.

  • Jul 6th, 2015 5:06pm

Red Pope, Green Pope | RAGING MODERATE

He gets under their skin like termites in a boathouse. Drives them crazier than Hillary Clinton and Yoko Ono dancing on a gay pride parade float. He's the itch you can't scratch. The thorn in the palm of their paw. The 3-inch scratch on their favorite Ted Nugent album. I'm talking about that hot new Catholic sensation, Pope Frankie.

  • Jun 22nd, 2015 4:34pm

Googling the Fountain of Youth | RAGING MODERATE

Rich people with too much time and money on their hands often seem to get bored with the hum and drum of their gold-filigreed existences. In response they turn to egalitarian enterprises, such as feudal kings commissioning alchemists to turn base metals into gold, because a lot of stuff back then needed to be filigreed.

  • Jun 16th, 2015 4:57pm

Frequently Asked Questions About the USA Freedom Act | RAGING MODERATE

Will Durst finds himself in the lineup with a Q&A on the USA Freedom Act.

  • Jun 9th, 2015 6:23pm

The Life of an Aging Baby Boomer | RAGING MODERATE

Population scientists describe the Baby Boom generation as anybody born between the years 1946 and 1964. Which means the youngest of the Baby Boomers turned 50 last year, and the oldest will turn 70 next year, which is just so wrong. We Boomers are the architects of the youth culture. We invented young people for crum's sakes. We're the Pepsi Generation... that had a minor fling with Coke.

  • Jun 2nd, 2015 5:05pm

Last Week in Poly Ticks | RAGING MODERATE

And now, your weekly update from the world of poly ticks. Run for your lives, people, because it's complete chaos out there. In the pre-summer rush to wrangle positive press; current presidential candidates, potential presidential candidates, former presidential candidates, former presidents and current presidents are viciously competing for track space in a freakish spectacle of careening into walls and spinning out of control like souped-up bumper cars during a power surge.

  • May 26th, 2015 3:27pm

Top 11 Reasons Being POTUS is So Darn Cool | RAGING MODERATE

As it appears we're smack dab in the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign announcement season, this might be the perfect time to ask the question on every American's lips: What kind of twisted psychopath chooses to do this?

  • May 18th, 2015 3:27pm

The Tsunami of Gender Transition | RAGING MODERATE

For many, it was an apocryphal moment. One which will be remembered for a lifetime. Exactly where we were and what we were doing when Bruce Jenner shocked the world by going on television to announce that he is ... a Republican. And oh yeah, the transgender thing was sort of a big deal too.

  • May 4th, 2015 4:51pm