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Kevin McCarthy: who let the dogs out?

Kevin McCarthy: who let the dogs out?

In the first week of January 2023, it took the US House of Representatives 15 rounds of voting before they could finally award Kevin McCarthy the coveted role of Speaker of the House. While watching the horse-trading, name-calling, and body-slamming among Republican House members, I was reminded of an observation from the late comic George […]

King of Crypto dethroned

King of Crypto dethroned

Sam Bankman-Fried, former CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, was arrested in the Bahamas on December 12th. He has since been extradited to the USA to face trial in the Southern District of New York, likely for wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy, and money laundering. SBF, as Bankman-Fried is frequently […]

Jordan Peterson: agent provocateur

Jordan Peterson: agent provocateur

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. Thanks to three published books, and a substantive YouTube presence, he’s also become a media personality and a lightning rod for intellectual debate on a wide range of subjects – climate, gender identity, political correctness, psychology, religion, and much […]

The Righteous Brothers: blue-eyed soul

The Righteous Brothers: blue-eyed soul

In the mid-Sixties, “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling” was a trans-Atlantic hit that catapulted two American white boys to the top of the Billboard charts and other play-lists around the world. Produced by Phil Spector, the single showcased a remarkable duet of voices – Bill Medley’s bass baritone and Bobby Hatfield’s soaring tenor. The Righteous […]

David Berkowitz: Son of Sam

David Berkowitz: Son of Sam

For an entire year, from late July 1976 to late July 1977, the New York boroughs of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn were in a high state of anxiety. Young women with long dark hair cut it short, dyed it blonde, or bought wigs to disguise their looks. A serial killer was on the loose, […]

Planetary wars: Russia & Ukraine

Planetary wars: Russia & Ukraine

For most Vedic astrologers, graha yuddha is an abstract thing. This time it’s different. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the pre-dawn hours of February 24th, the planetary war in the heavens has come to Earth. February and March of 2022 will have seen a highly unusual celestial drama played out. After coming out of […]

Will & Jada: doing it in public

Will & Jada: doing it in public

A month ago, a petition began making headway on the website change.org, asking for the media to please stop interviewing Will and Jada Pinkett Smith about their sex life. To date, the site has gathered input from over 23,000 digital signatories, who expressed their collective frustration at the celebrity couple’s tendency to disclose intimate details […]