Military might isn’t always the best solution to foreign policy issues

Like most young men, I grew up idolizing James Bond, and over the years, I’ve developed a penchant for spy/adventure novels. I’ve graduated to contemporary spy thrillers such as the Mitch Rapp series and even dabbled with Tom Clancy books for a while. …

Technology is efficient but it’s destroying gathering places

Humans are fundamentally social animals, but are gathering spaces disappearing in the name of efficiency and cost-cutting? That thought went through my mind when movie theaters, which have always been one of my favorite escape spaces, shuttered.

I’m a fan of the movies. And I’ve been a fan of the…

MAGA fans won’t get away with Trump-like behavior

During the recent House Select Committee hearing on 1/6, several police officers testified about white nationalism’s role in the Capitol attack. Of course, some FOX News Channel staffers and other right-wing commentators pushed back against this. …

FOX News has convinced viewers coronavirus pandemic is fake

How many times is this going to happen? Every day I read at least two stories about Americans who are hospitalized or killed from the coronavirus because “they thought it was fake.” …

MAGA terrorists willing to wage war to reinstall Dear Leader

I keep making the same mistake of refusing to heed Malcolm Nance’s advice. Several months ago, he warned that Trump would not go away quietly. During testimony in front of Congress, Nance, a retired counterintelligence officer, warned that Trump’s neofascist movement would morph into an insurgency.

An insurgency is an…

TRUTH Media has all the makings of another Trump business bomb

When I first learned of former President Donald Trump’s second social media project, TRUTH Media, I met it with a large dose of side-eye. There are so many things wrong with this project, but let me list some of them here.

Firstly, I was surprised that there are still people…

Article shows clear links to legislators, Trump insiders

A bombshell article from Rolling Stone has revealed damning information about the MAGA revolt. According to the recently released article, rally organizers worked closely with several legislators, such as Reps. Paul Gosar, Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn.

“I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically,” said the organizer who…

Trump tried to overthrow government; Republicans still love him

As much as I don’t want to believe it, it seems that former President Donald Trump, who was twice impeached and inspired an insurrection, will be the front runner in the GOP 2024 primary. But do people really want to return to the flood of lies, massive corruption, gross incompetence…

Water crisis is similar to Flint situation

By Manny Otiko

So it happened again, another Michigan city, another water crisis. But this time, it’s Benton Harbor.

According to news reports, the Benton Harbor water crisis has been around since 2018. According to Democracy Now!, local tap water contains lead levels 60 times the federal limit. Exposure to…

Trump’s country club buddies secretly ran the VA

Chris Hedges, the left-wing Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, once cautioned people to be wary of billionaires trying to get involved with education reform.

He said they had a more sinister long-term goal.

“The speculators on Wall Street looted the U.S. Treasury. They stymied any kind of regulation. They have avoided criminal…

Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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