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Here's a sampler-plate special of essays and (below) satires & fantasias from 2002-2009 that cover a wide range of styles and concerns. Some of these may be "dated" in terms of specific references, but I think they still work as writing and, often, unfortunately, are still relevant to today's politics. Enjoy! -- Bernie


"Shallow Throat: Has 'The Revolution' Started?  (November 10, 2011)  
Whirlpool of Crazy: A Letter to European Friends  (July 30, 2011)
The Water Is Wide: Building a Revolution (June 4, 2011)
The Sounds of Silence: Reactions to Political Despair (December 8, 2010)
Come the Revolution: Are We There Yet?  (August 4, 2010)
What Happens When We Don't See the Tipping Points  (April 6, 2010)
Drifting Toward Catastrophe: A Seven-Headed Beast  (January 26, 2010)
The Rise and (Finally!) Fall of Dick Cheney  (March 10, 2009)
Obama and Gaza: Exiting the Vortex of Violence.  (January 6, 2009)
Violating Someone's "Sphere of Influence" Can Be Dangerous,  (January 2, 2008)
Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine": Corporatism in Extremis, (April 15, 2008)
Incremental Steps to "The Revolution", (November 6, 2007)
Will Democrats Commit Political Suicide in 2008?:
        An Address to Democrats Abroad-Munich,  (October 16, 2007)
CheneyBush's "Mercenary" Legions, (August 28, 2007)
Art As Vaccine Against the CheneyBush Virus, (July 31, 2007)
Do You Get It NOW?, (July 24, 2007)
Thuggery in Iraq & In a Hospital Room, (May 22, 2007)
The Roots of Disaster: Impeachment As Remedy, (May 15, 2007)
"Imperial Life in the Emerald City": Origins of the Iraq Disaster, (March 6, 2007)

It's Even Worse, And Better, Than We Thought: An Address to Democrats Abroad,
        (October 17, 2006)
Control the Dictionary, Control the World, (September 19, 2006)
The Fast Lane To Fascism: A Review of John Dean's "Conservatives Without Conscience,"
        (August 1, 2006)
Bush's Grand Game: A "PNAC Primer" Update, (April 4, 2006)
The Would-Be Dictator: How We Got to This Awful Place, (December 20, 2005)
"Good Night, and Good Luck" -- Joe McCarthy Rides Again, (October 18, 2005)
A Powerful Man Glimpses His Demons (July 12, 2005)

Building a New "Movement": The Downing Street Memos, (June 14, 2005)
A Southeast Asia Diary: Post-Election Travels, (December 14, 2004)
To European Friends: Explaining the 2004 Election Disaster, (November 16, 2004)
No Other Way to Say This: Torture Memos Reveal Fascist Mentality, (June 15, 2004)
Ellsberg's "Secrets" and Bush's War: An Intersecting History, (May 25, 2004)
How We Got Into This Imperial Pickle: A PNAC Primer (Reprise, With Revisions),
        (February 3, 2004)
Robert S. McNamara, Colin Powell and "The Fog of War", (January 27, 2004)
The Past Is Present: Watergate, Vietnam & Iraq, (August 5, 2003)
Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism, (June 9, 2003)
Artistic Sign Language: Signs of the Coming Bush Fall, (February 13, 2003)
The Tarantula Tango: Despair and Hope in the Body Politic, (July 9, 2002)
Talkin' About the F-Word (Redux), (June 24, 2002)



Rove's Modest Proposal: How to Initiate a Stealth Draft, (January 4, 2005)
A Peek Inside Dick Cheney's Personal Diary, (June 20, 2002)
"Shallow Throat": Do Dems Have a Death-Wish?, (January 17, 2006)
A Primer in Quagmires: The Iraq & Vietnam Debacles, (January 11, 2005)
The Post-CheneyBush "Restoration", (June 26, 2007)
Bush's Testimony Before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, (June 10, 2008)
George's Christmas Carol, (December 18, 2007)
The Post-CheneyBush "Restoration", (June 26, 2007)
Dick Cheney's "Modest Proposal" to Round Up More Troops, (January 16, 2007)
Bush Awards Himself the Medal of Freedom, (August 23, 2006)
Cheney Testifies Before The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, (May 23, 2006)
Bush Visits His Shrink, Session #2, (April 11, 2006)
Transcript of Bush/Cheney Testimony Before the 9/11 Commission, (April 27, 2004)



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