Entries by Tom Levenson

Criminalizing Kindness

We are governed by monsters: The Trump administration has arrested 170 undocumented immigrants who came forward to try to take migrant children out of government custody, federal officials said Monday. More than 100 of those arrested had no criminal record. This is pure Trump/Sessions cruelty-as-policy: The arrests follow a move by President Donald Trump’s administration earlier […]

Jesus Wept…While The GOP Laughed

I hope I never have enough snark in me to snark at this: A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week for crossing from Mexico into the United States illegally with her father and a large group of migrants along a remote span […]

Iron Lion Brookline

I live with Nancy Smash’s spirit animal: Trust me.  You don’t want to mess with this: And if you were wondering… No, this is not the laundry you were looking for: And last, as we knew… This is not your internet. It is my internet: Tikka and Nancy agree: there’s more manhood in a fixed […]

Pulling into Nazareth*

Because every now and then we can take note of undiluted coolth that has exactly no political content. The news came a few days ago, but on cosmic time scales that’s still hot of the presses:  LIGO, the twin instrument gravitational wave detectors, in collaboration with the European VIRGO detector, announced the discovery of four […]

Along For The Ride

And now for a fifth that needs no proof:1 Hey! I think it’s fun! More thread… 1: Though I imagine a wee dram2 or many was involved in the making of this enjoyable silliness. 2: Or a satisfactory supply of gills, or jiggers, or ponies, or snorts or hookers or snits.3 I’m not picky about […]