November 11th, 2016
Episode 1.3 features G.I. Joe #21, an ode to Zima, and the great Marvel vs. DC movies debate.1 comment
Evangelicals and Catholics for Trump
October 28th, 2016
Let the Truth and Reconciliation Show Trials begin!0 comments
The Weekly Substandard
October 27th, 2016
So I’m doing a podcast now with Vic Matus and Santino. It’s about movies, allegedly. Though I suspect we’ll wind up spinning off into lots of different topics. As the Czabe always said, it’s not really a “movie” show, it’s an “us” show.
This week’s episode is about film adaptations, starting with Jack Reacher and riffing through the Tom Clancy movies, Goodfellas, The Godfather, Layer Cake, and much else. Don’t miss the Elvish.3 comments
Clinton-Trump 3: Dark Side of the Moon
October 20th, 2016
Third debates usually don’t matter. But if this one turns out to matter, bye-bye House and Senate.0 comments
This Is As Good As It Gets
October 13th, 2016
Three quick items:
3: A parable of late-stage Trumpism.
We’ve reached the stage of Trump where the only question is how big the rout will be. My own sense is that we’re heading toward a Cat-5 superstorm where the House is gone and Paul Ryan steps down before Christmas. But maybe not.
I’m not pretending to have precognition here, mind you. This outcome was always a very real possibility with Trump. As soon as he clinched the nomination in May the chance of a Democratic wave election was at least as good as a chance of a narrow Trump victory.
But since August Trump’s loss has been nearly inevitable. (Evitable?) One of the great miscalculations of 2016 has been the continued denial of this reality by elected Republicans trying to save their seats. It was a failure of imagination that has only compounded the catastrophe for the party.1 comment
2016 Debate #2 wrap-up
October 10th, 2016
Verdict: Trump did just well enough in St. Louis to keep Pence, Ryan, and Priebus from hitting the self-destruct button.0 comments
Clinton Is Strategy, Trump Is Tactics
October 6th, 2016
You’ll never guess which skill set wins that fight.
Also: VP debates don’t matter.0 comments
Trump-Clinton First Debate
September 27th, 2016
It was the go-away debate. Clinton didn’t win, but Trump lost. And it probably won’t matter except to bring wandering D’s back onto the reservation.0 comments