My new "Think Again" column is called, "Global Warming: You Don’t Need a Weatherman" and it’s here .
My new Nation column is called "Don’t Cry for David Frum," and it’s here.
I interviewed Garry Wills, one of my heroes, for the Brennan Center’s new book site, "Just Books" about his new book, Bomb Power, here.
And I did a post Sunday night for Daily Beast about the future of the Supreme Court, here.
CHARLES PIERCE NEWTON, MA.
"Just then, Luke The Rat from down below/called to Gunboat Bill/He said, ‘Listen to them madmen wail."
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: "Chocolate Cake" (Honey Island Swamp Band) — OK, in an act of charity, and because I did so love "The Wire", I’m willing to admit that, with "Treme," David Simon loves New Orleans as much as I do.
Part The First:
This is what journalists are supposed to take seriously because it appeals to the assembled dumbasses in our land, and we don’t want to appear "elitist." Someone should write a book, I swear.
Part The Second:
What’s the over/under on how soon this cluck appears on the Fox News Channel. A week? Two? These are the kind of people who may be running the Congress next November.
Part The Third:
OK here’s the deal. It’s time for African American athletes to stop playing for public universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It’s time for the parents of African American high-school athletes to tell recruiters that their children will not be playing for public universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It’s time for African American students generally to pass on the public universities of the Commonwealth of Virginia. And that’s just the start. It’s a time for a general, no-bullshit, vintage anti-apartheid boycott of the Commonwealth of Virginia until such time as the state’s officials rescind this ahistorical celebration of treason, white supremacy, and anti-American bloodshed. This act was done solely, a) to appeal to the undying racist energy of the state’s conservative voters, and b) to piss off the people whom the black-hearted reactionary governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia believes it is politically advantageous to piss off. It’s also time for the incumbent president of the United States to decline to appear in the Commonwealth Of Virginia until further notice. It’s time to make the Virginia’s economy scream.