Will Durst

Democrats Are Completely Lost | Will Durst

Shattered. Splattered. Scattered. Battered. Tattered. Skewered and plattered. Barely mattered. That was the Democrats after November’s election. But surely in the months since, they’d come… Continue reading

Partying Like It’s 1939 | Will Durst

Donald Trump is the political reincarnation of Tina Turner — he doesn’t do anything nice and easy. Also, they’re both Type A personalities who expend… Continue reading

Trump’s First 100 Days | Raging Moderate

As extraordinary as it sounds, Donald J. Trump is now the 45th President of the United States. It’s mind-boggling. Like making John Goodman the cover… Continue reading

2017 Resolutions I Hope People Made | Raging Moderate

All right everybody; time to slap on a happy face and start thinking positively about the upcoming twelve months. And none of that, “You want… Continue reading

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish | Raging Moderate

It is our fervent hope here at Durstco that all you loyal readers join us in welcoming the elixir of opportunity that is 2017 and… Continue reading

The Christmas Gifts You Didn’t Get But Totally Deserved | Raging Moderate

Relax. Now breathe. And repeat. The nonstop madcap insanity has finally reached its red and green holiday crescendo and its all downhill from here. Don’t… Continue reading

Republicans are the Masters of Not Getting Over Things | Raging Moderate

And now a few choice words for all Republicans advising Democrats to “stop whining about the election and get over it.” Oh, really. Get over… Continue reading

The Top 10 Comedic News Stories of 2016 | Raging Moderate

It’s the first week of December, and all over the nation children dance while grandparents twitch with anticipation. Which, admittedly, isn’t that out of the… Continue reading

Presidential Apprentice | Raging Moderate

Two months before joining the government in an entry level position, President-elect Donald Trump has been learning the ropes and is busier than a bartender… Continue reading

Holiday Heartburn | Raging Moderate

And now a public service announcement for all you prodigal sons and daughters making the pilgrimage back home for the annual Turkey Day reunion. Prepare… Continue reading

The Undecideds | Raging Moderate

Some of the great eternal questions are, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”; “If a tree falls in a forest, and no one… Continue reading

Donald, Leave Comedy to the Professionals | RAGING MODERATE

Comedy is a delicate business and should be left to the trained professionals.

The Gropage Report | RAGING MODERATE

If experts are correct in saying that Donald Trump needs women voters to win the presidency, the last two weeks have been the worst for any political candidate since the summer of 1984 when Michael Dukakis climbed into a tank and tried on a helmet.

Trump Still Thinks He Won the Debate | RAGING MODERATE

An estimated 84,000,000 Americans tuned into the first Presidential Debate at New York's Hofstra University last week, but Donald Trump did not seem to be among them. Mentally he had checked out, maybe to seek admission to Dr. Snuffleupagus's clinic to score some surplus Claritin.

October Surprises | RAGING MODERATE

Something craven infects political candidates as the days dwindle down to a precious few, especially when prospects for victory appear slimmer than an emaciated giraffe in a fun house mirror.


We, the American People, should pat ourselves on the back for having survived a multitude of presidential battles this year. So far we've ducked mud thrown during the Little Hands Wars, the Naked Wives Wars, the Bigotry Wars, the Qualification Wars, the Crazier than a Wombat in a Centrifuge Wars, and now a brand new phase: the Health Wars. Open those umbrellas folks, because the partisan splooey is starting to pour.

2016 Election: Crash, Burn and Repeat | RAGING MODERATE

We might as well be watching a 30-car pile-up the way Americans are holding hands over their eyes trying to avoid the grisly bits of the most grotesque presidential race we have witnessed in this, the second decade of the 21st century.

The Laborest of Days | RAGING MODERATE

Poor Labor Day - the most underrated and unheralded of American holidays. It slides by almost as an afterthought in a distracted mix of resignation and dread, without a single aisle at Walgreen's dedicated to its approach.

Assembling Trump’s Dream Team | RAGING MODERATE

Any politician angling to be president has to appear believable while wearing many hats. The electorate needs to imagine him/her in a pith helmet to lead us through the jungle. A hard hat to connect to blue collar voters. A top hat to conduct formal diplomatic negotiations. A deerstalker to sift through the intrigue. And a toque to cook up some fun.

Bizarre Similarities Between Trump and Clinton | RAGING MODERATE

Our quadrennial presidential sweepstakes regularly provides textbook studies in contrast. And 2016 raises the bar in disparity. Red and blue. Left and right. Hot and cold. Up and down. Good and bad. Boy and girl. Pro and con. Loud and soft. Rain or shine. Fish and fowl. Dumb and dumber.