El Diablo In Wine Country

Jerry Brown’s California enters this new age with a halo over its head. We “get” climate change and thumb our noses at the mad denialist in the White House. Our governor advocates the Paris standards with rare passion and sends our anti-carbon missionaries to the far corners of the earth. We await impatiently that great […]

The Pentagon as Global Slumlord

The young American Marine is exultant. “It’s a sniper’s dream,’ he tells a Los Angeles Times reporter on the outskirts of Fallujah. “You can go anywhere and there so many ways to fire at the enemy without him knowing where you are.” “Sometimes a guy will go down, and I’ll let him scream a bit […]