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Why Did the East 20s Ignore Gay Pride?

BY ERIC GINIGER | Imagine you lived in a city that decided to end a major parade route into your neighborhood: one would think that the owners of restaurants and bars would welcome thousands of hungry and thirsty celebrants to their establishments. Alas, that was not the case for my New York City neighborhood. I live […]

Greek Tragedy for Morons

Greek Tragedy for Morons

BY MAX BURBANK It’s about as close as he’ll every get to a Sunrise Service. At 5:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, our presumptive president took a moment from his 11-day summer golf vacation to tweet an admission that the statement he dictated for his namesake son, regarding the infamous Trump Tower meeting with a […]

A Man For All Treasons

A Man For All Treasons

BY MAX BURBANK Well, here’s a novel situation! It’s been more than a week since Trump met with Putin in Helsinki for their behind closed doors, super-secret, Best Friends Club summit, and it’s still in the national consciousness! I don’t think that’s happened since our Orange Emperor referred to a bunch of tiki-swingin’, chino-sportin’ neo-Nazis as […]

De Blasio Dithers on Marijuana

De Blasio Dithers on Marijuana

BY NATHAN RILEY | Public officials in the city and state should suspend marijuana enforcement until Albany resolves the pressing question of legalization. A new consensus is gaining momentum that the risks of marijuana can be controlled by public health measures. At its recent State Convention, New York State Democrats supported legal adult sales of recreational […]

A Cruel Summer of Supreme Consequences

A Cruel Summer of Supreme Consequences

BY MAX BURBANK Monday night, President Trump ended the suspense and gave Brett Kavanaugh the rose. It’s hard to say just what about the young circuit judge Trump dug the most, except that it’s really not. The president’s “short list” was written by the Federalist Society — a cabal of noted, elderly, white male conservatives, […]

Max’s Marvelous Middle Age Rage Phase

BY MAX BURBANK | As this publication’s resident political satirist, it may come as a shock to some of you that I know no other pundits. I do not rub elbows, hobnob or otherwise socialize with my fellows in any way beyond Facebook friendships of the “I know who you are, but you don’t know […]

Beware the Coarsening

Beware the Coarsening

BY MAX BURBANK | Fair warnings: First, the column you are reading is about bad behavior, moral blindness, and filthy language. As such, we need to spend a moment discussing the rendering of cuss words; a matter I have given perhaps more thought to than strictly necessary. Used for decades in newspaper comic strips, I considered […]

Canadian Newsprint Is Not The Enemy — Tariffs Are

BY DAVID CHAVERN | Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for myself and the staff. But with the Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end. The fact that newsprint […]

Hunting for Easter Eggs in the Tale of Trump’s Relentless Rebirth

BY MAX BURBANK | To those of you who read my column on the regular (thanks, all six of you, sincerely), it may come as something of a shock that in addition to being an incisive writer of scathing satire, I am also Sunday school teacher. Admittedly, it’s an odd fit, as my writing demonstrates […]

What the Second Amendment Means

BY JOSH ROGERS | “A well regulated Militia.” That’s how the Second Amendment starts. It’s a fact often ignored by people on both sides of the gun debate. Increasingly, I hear people who favor more gun restrictions quietly say something along the lines of, “If only we could change or get rid of the Second Amendment…” […]

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