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Lucian K. Truscott IV
Politics, culture, and whatever's rattling around in my head..
Created 05 Jan 2021
  • Fake news about the Big Lie
    05 May 20211 day ago • 4 min read • 17 21
    You can go all in on me by subscribing to this newsletter! Subscribe now The big story making the rounds these past few days has been the fate of Liz Cheney, which seems foregone, given the state of h...
  • They finally said the quiet part out loud
    05 May 2021 • 4 min read • 26 18
    Subscribe now If you wait long enough, they finally get around to telling you who they really are and what they really want. Today, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill that will ban t...
  • The scourge of unwoke Republicanism
    03 May 2021 • 5 min read • 28 24
    You know what’s unwoke? Failure to subscribe to this newsletter. Get busy. Subscribe now It used to be fairly easy to be a Republican. You could get yourself a small town bank or a car dealership, a p...
  • 100 days of Joe Biden
    02 May 2021 • 5 min read • 29 13
    Subscribe now One of the somewhat less than joyful things I get to do in this job is going back over our recent past. Do you remember Trump’s first 100 days? I didn’t think so. He spent some of that t...
  • No Tempur-Pedic mattresses where Rudy's going to be sleeping
    30 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 31 17
    1 Subscribe now That’s a typical cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City, operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which is a division of the United States Department of ...
  • A real president gives a real speech
    29 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 35 37
    A real call for subscriptions from a real writer: Don’t be depressed. Subscribe! Subscribe now Did you see the look on Mitch McConnell’s face during Biden’s speech to the joint session of congress las...
  • Merrick Garland, stealth bomber
    28 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 46 18
    Subscribe now I’ll just bet you’ll have to tickle the old medulla oblongata to remember who the hell Lev Parnas was, and what he has to do with today’s King of the News Cycle, Rudy “I was Once America...
  • This mask saved my life
    27 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 39 28
    I’ve got a guideline for you: buy a subscription to this brilliant Newsletter! Subscribe now Do you remember what it was like a year ago? I do. In the first week of March, I drove over to the Springs ...
  • The future of American elections is happening right now in Arizona
    27 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 24 9
    Subscribe now How about this: The Republican controlled Arizona state senate has ordered that an audit be conducted of part of the election that took place in the state last November. Which part, you ...
  • Philip Roth cancels himself
    24 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 20 17
    Novelist Philip Roth contemplates his literary legacy Subscribe now It isn’t often you get to see someone reach out from the grave and do more damage to himself than he managed to do while he was aliv...
  • All the ways Joe Biden is making a difference
    23 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 38 13
    One of the ways you can make a difference is by subscribing to my newsletter! Subscribe now If all Joe Biden ever did was to appoint Merrick Garland as Attorney General, that would have been enough. D...
  • What are we to do about these Republican fools?
    23 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 29 22
    You know what’s not crowded? My list of new subscribers. C’mon people! Step up! Subscribe now I’ll bet you’ve been wondering what Kimberly Guilfoyle has been up to. You remember Kimberly, don’t you? S...
  • It just never stops
    21 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 20 11
    Subscribe now Those are the words of a woman on the street in Minneapolis interviewed last night on NPR. She’s talking, of course, about police violence against Black men, police killings of Black men...
  • You can believe your own eyes
    20 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 38 14
    Subscribe now Derek Chauvin found himself guilty by essentially posing for his own close-up as he knelt on George Floyd’s neck in defiance of a half dozen witnesses who were pleading with him that Flo...
  • The utter futility of a 1/6 commission
    19 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 28 12
    Subscribe now Everything you need to know about the folly of appointing a so-called “independent commission” to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on 1/6 is contained in the first sentence of...
  • A milestone of sorts
    18 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 22 11
    Yours truly gathers his strength to write another screed on Gardiner’s Bay As close as I can tell, I’ve been writing this newsletter for 103 days, beginning the day before that grim landmark in our na...
  • The other pandemic
    18 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 41 17
    Subscribe now This is what greeted me at the One Stop Market when I went to pick up the paper this morning. It’s what’s called in the newspaper business a “banner headline,” which is to say, a headlin...
  • We are losing the ability to share in the suffering of others.
    16 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 32 12
    Subscribe now Another day, another mass shooting, Indianapolis this time. Another flag at half-staff. Another mayor grimly facing the media expressing solidarity with the families of the dead. Another...
  • Law enforcement has become a war between police and the American people
    15 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 28 16
    Police respond to protests in Ferguson, MO, in 2014. Subscribe now This is the kind of thing I do these days: This morning I sat down and watched some of the hearing by the House Administration Commit...
  • Twenty years of war, and for what?
    15 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 29 13
    Subscribe now I had a magazine assignment back in 2004 to go to Afghanistan and see how the hunt for Osama bin Laden was going. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Bin Laden was the man behind the...
  • Tucker Carlson is a pusillanimous putrescent prick who needs to be replaced
    13 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 36 16
    Subscribe now I mean it. Look at his face. He gives new meaning to the words, self-satisfied asshole. That’s a face that never missed a meal, never bounced a check, was never late with the rent, never...
  • What the fuck is going on in Minnesota?
    12 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 35 24
    Subscribe now You would have to have spent the last 24 hours in the bottom of a mine in the Australian outback to have missed the latest encounters between Black citizens and the police forces famousl...
  • It's my birthday, and I'm taking a night off!
    12 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 35 32
    Subscribe now Yes, hard as it is to believe, this kid was born 74 years ago in Fukuoka, Japan, to a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry, and a former Red Cross girl. They had met at Immaculata High Scho...
  • It's spring! It's time to dine outdoors! Remember what that was like?
    10 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 21 14
    It’s spring! It’s time to subscribe to my newsletter! So take off your mask and subscribe! Subscribe now It’s spring on Long Island, the sun is out, the air has warmed, the trees are in bud and the wa...
  • Gaetz' goofy grin is going...going...gone!
    09 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 33 25
    Subscribe now How would you like to wake up in the morning and flip on the TV and the first thing you see is the face of your buddy, Tax Collector Guy, and a “Breaking News!” chryon about his plans to...
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