- San Francisco, California, USA
- July 20
- Allan Goldstein is a San Francisco-based writer, newspaper columnist, blogger, and author of the novel your cat would write if your cat could write a book: The Confessions of a Catnip Junkie. Available on Amazon in print and Kindle editions.
He lives in the city with his amazingly tolerant wife, zero kids, and at least one cat.
You can find his archived writings and links to his book on his website, allangoldstein.com.
MY RECENT POSTS
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February 13, 2014 05:20AM
- A reluctant defense of
January 16, 2014 05:38AM
- The Case for Market Socialism
December 16, 2013 06:28AM
- Ballots, Battlefields or
November 11, 2013 06:27AM
- The Default Revolution
October 07, 2013 06:19AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
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January 24, 2014 09:43AM
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I had all the ideas, ready to
I'd have shared
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I sometimes am
an optimist. You, sir, are a
February 07, 2013 05:40AM
- “The particle and I both
thank you, Zanelle. You
whirlwind, and I like the
August 08, 2012 06:38AM
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you are new to me. But your
March 20, 2012 09:08AM
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Three essential elements must come together to make revolutionary change: A program, a party, and leaders. Movements without leaders are doomed to fail.
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Is there a modern cultural phenomenon more widely reviled than political correctness? In the forty years it’s been with us, I can’t recall a single person claiming to like it.
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Here is the central economic paradox of our times. There is enough to go around. But it’s not getting around enough.
This is not an abstract probl/… Read full post »
Let us now pause and give thanks for an odd-numbered year. For me, the best thing about this “off-year” November was that I could mostly ignore a trivial election and concentrate on what truly matters during the la… Read full post »
This how the Republicans wage politics. They shove a hand grenade in our faces and say, “Do it our way or we pull the pin.” We tremble, chastise, plead and pray. And then, at the last second, afte… Read full post »
Greetings Olympians of all nations! Welcome to Mother Russia, home of no sun, no fun, and no sissies. We hope you enjoy your stay in Sochi, “The Antidote to Club Med.”
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What is the matter with profit? Profit is the wondrous invention that has brought us all the miracles of our capitalist world, right?
But there is somet/… Read full post »
Last month, on consecutive days, the Supreme Court struck a blow for sexual equality and dealt a body blow to racial equality. One is tempted to say they blew it.
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Life isn’t fair. What is it within our souls that makes us cringe at those words? They’re true, aren’t they? They’re drummed into every child by the age of five, when she first drops a/… Read full post »
I’ve been spending some time on the blogs lately and wow, the rage and hopelessness are overwhelming. Rage from the cuckolded tea party, rage from the flummoxed left. And everyone’s outrage is The Worst… Read full post »
Not this time. This time, we will not be terrorized. We refuse to give you that power.
We don’t yet know your name, but we know precisely wh/… Read full post »
The jobless recovery was making me crazy. I had so many questions! Is there a place for me in this new economy? Are all the creators doomed to be creatively destroyed by the Internet experiment in free everyth… Read full post »
The deepest divide in politics isn’t between the right and the left. The greatest gap is between the politics of show and the politics of go.
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A plague of phoniness stalks the land. Liars, cheats and hypocrites infest the public square. Can you smell it, my friends? That is the rich, redolent stink of bullshit. Everywhere you turn, someone is s… Read full post »
The following secret recording of the first and only meeting of Greedaholics Anonymous was smuggled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, stuffed down the bra of the attaché working as a “comfort girl” to… Read full post »
Let the word go forth this holiday season. Glory, glory hallelujah, the culture war is over.
November 6th, 2012, was VC day, the day the fifty-year war for th/… Read full post »
Here’s what I was wondering, watching the debates, as Romney betrayed every position and promise he made to the GOP base in the most blatant, insincere attempt at political whitewashing in modern electoral history:
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We’ve all seen the first presidential debate. Barack Obama was flat as a bug on Mitt Romney’s windshield. But I don’t think it changed anything. I’m going out on a very shaky limb and s… Read full post »
I was innocently chilling at home the other day when my TV brutally assaulted me with yet another show about how bad America is. We’re number one in nothing, our schools suck, our health stinks, our politics toxic as sal/… Read full post »
Hello humanity, I am the Higgs Boson, and I’m responsible for all the mass in the universe. I want to congratulate you for bringing me, the God particle, into view. I will only be here for a picosecond, so you&rsqu/… Read full post »
A weariness besets the world. America drifts, Europe crumbles, China slows, markets everywhere are tired and broken. A sort of nervous exhaustion stalks societies, our problems feel bigger than our solutions.
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For some time now I’ve been concerned about the direction our culture was taking, but I’ve been reluctant to write about it, because there’s nothing more annoying than some old guy waxing pathetic about the good ol/… Read full post »
Eighteen. That’s how many black people are murdered per day in America.. If you don’t have the misfortune to live near one of those eighteen, you didn’t hear about any of them.
My fellow citizens, for far too long our beloved nation has forgotten the sacred truth upon which it was created. In America, majority rules. But fear not; hope is on the way.
Ambrose Bierce last produced a version of his masterwork, “The Devil’s Dictionary,” a century ago. That compendium of satirical, cynical, and ridiculous definitions exposed the harsh, hidden truths behind the commonplace, genteel word/… Read full post »