The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: School “Security” After Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

There’s no need for emotion in Parkland, Florida. They were only assets. Following the events in Parkland, Florida, pundits at Fox News were so upset about the 18th school shooting of 2018 and the 25th school massacre since 1999 that Sean Hannity felt obliged to propose a solution: school...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: To “Know”

January 19, 2018

The cloud of unknowing that hovers over Washington. Donald Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, apparently knows so much about the homeland that she knows nothing about the rest of the world. When asked by Senator Patrick Leahy of the Senate Judiciary Committee if Norway...

Everybody Loves Ivanka

January 18, 2018

Any vision of a better America can be realized only if those who excuse Trump start to accuse Trump. I have always been a big fan of Ivanka Trump. It is hard to figure out how Donald Trump, an intellectually challenged and relatively ugly creep, could produce the divine Ivanka. But then you ask,...

Humane Outcomes Define a Nation’s Worth

December 29, 2017

With a venal cabal undermining governance at every turn in America, even the modest quest to be good and decent as a nation is on hold. Changing times can be hard times, particularly for those without much of a moral compass to guide them. It seems that after millennia of harassment and abuse,...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Misconduct” and the Weinstein Effect

December 08, 2017

Orchestra conductors are leaders who conduct. Can they misconduct? The floodgates have opened on the question of a certain apparently endemic form of misconduct on the part of persons in a position of authority, in particular celebrities, whatever their field of work. On the same day that the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Looking at “Sanctions”

December 05, 2017

Achieving economic sanctity through economic sanctions. According to The Guardian, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, insisted that China should impose “more stringent economic sanctions against North Korea” because it has “tremendous coercive economic power” over...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: What’s a “Hipster”?

November 28, 2017

Zinzi Clemmons attacks Lena Dunham for adhering to what she calls a strain of “hipster racism.” Arwa Mahdawi has published an article in The Guardian following the accusation by Zinzi Clemmons that writer, actor and director Lena Dunham is guilty of “hipster racism.” Today, the Daily...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Bill O’Neill Defines “Heterosexual”

November 24, 2017

For Bill O’Neill, the only way to prove one is truly heterosexual is to attain a respectable tally. Today’s 3D Definition: Heterosexual The Huffington Post was quick enough to find a post on Facebook by Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill O’Neill before...