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Arthur Louis

Arthur Louis
February 28
I was a writer and editor for more than forty years with four newspaper and magazine publishers. I am the author of two non-fiction books: "The Tycoons" and "Journalism and Other Atrocities," and one novel, "The Little Champ," all available on


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I am referring to an article posted yesterday, which began this way: 

"While I respect many who might, and as has been raised in numbers of venues, I cannot imagine signing a petition/request to get South Park (our closest regular offering to Charlie Hebdo, I suppose) to soften it/Read full post »

DECEMBER 23, 2014 5:18PM

The Mark of a Racist

Yesterday I saw this comment, in the comments thread of an Open Salon blog: 

"Six years ago, I went for a run in New York City. I’d left my watch and phone at home, so when I saw two NYPD cops on a corner, I stopped and said, 'Excuse me, officers,Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2014 1:55PM

"Blue Lives Matter"

That's what some of the signs and banners said as New York cops and their supporters rallied yesterday to protest the coldblooded killings of two officers in Brooklyn. Al Sharpton, the race rabble-rouser who can claim a fair share of the guilt for these crimes, assured us that the family of… Read full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2014 9:11PM

Score one for the race hustlers

You know who you are, guys. This is a logical consequence of the kind of race-dividing drivel you spout here. Enjoy the holidays. 

From the Associated Press: 

A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two NYPD officers in their squad car Saturday, an act that Police Commissioner William Bratton co… Read full post »

DECEMBER 19, 2014 1:49PM

Testimonial from a Cuban Ex-convict

"Why do prisoners released from their jail look fat-n-sassy and mention how well they were treated?" -- skypixie0, Open Salon blogger, extolling the virtues of Castro's Cuba, in a blog yesterday. 

Hola! My name is Jose. Never mind my last name.

I am here voluntarily, and under no coercion whatso… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2014 6:15PM

Skypixie0, a different sort of cat

Today the OS blogger known as skypixie0 posted an article here entitled 
"Viva Cuba! Viva Castro!" He/she/it thinks that Cuba is paradise and that the Castro brothers are saints. No kidding. Go look at the post. He indicated that the half-century trade embargo of Cuba by the U.S. was one of the… Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2014 3:30PM

Fortune Cookie

I had just finished dinner at a Chinese restaurant, and the waiter brought the fortune cookies. I opened mine, and here is what the fortune said: 

Literate Racists rarely promote discussion of Class 'til Race is front/center in national debate; then, flailing, insist on it.

This puzzled me, and… Read full post »

DECEMBER 8, 2014 11:52PM

An Enjoyable Nazi Propaganda Film

Long before there was Leonardo DiCaprio, there was a really terrific German movie entitled “Titanic.” I came across it while browsing the Amazon selection of streaming movies, viewable free by members of Amazon Prime. I had never heard of the film, and on close inspection I noticed that i… Read full post »

DECEMBER 6, 2014 7:34PM

Kosh's Race Statistics are Bogus

My dear colleague Koshersalaami, one of the most prolific bloggers on Open Salon, likes to cite certain statistics to back up his oft-expressed claim that systemic racism is at play in the way U.S. police forces treat black crime suspects. The statistics to which he gives particular weight were not u… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2014 2:24AM

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NOVEMBER 22, 2014 7:32PM

Jonathan's Priceless Open Salon Post

For those of you who didn't notice, Jonathan the Just posted a new blog today denouncing the bullies on Open Salon. He didn't name any, but you may not be surprised to know that they definitely didn't include Bill Beck, in whose mouth butter would not melt.

In fact, Bill… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2014 6:44PM

The New King of Open Salon Fuck-ups

Yesterday I composed a blog here asserting that Jonathan Wolfman may have written the worst sentence ever published on Open Salon. How was I to know that a day later, older/exasperated would outdo him, not just once, but again and again and again, as FDR would put it? 

In another of my… Read full post »

"You may recall back in January I raised just how damned crazy the religious right became when the Rose Bowl Parade had a float sponsored by an LGBT activist group and two lucky guys were married atop the float to an international audience. "

Questions I would ask if I weren't… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2014 3:26PM

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NOVEMBER 13, 2014 6:41PM

The Great Deleter (ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)

Oh-oh, yes I'm the great deleter

(ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh) 

Pretending that I'm making sense

(ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)

My  intolerance is such I delete too much
Deletion's my sole recompense

Oh-oh, yes I'm the great deleter

(ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh)

Adrift in a world of my own

(ooh-ooh, ooh… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 2:18PM

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NOVEMBER 6, 2014 6:42PM

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NOVEMBER 5, 2014 10:57AM

Obama Should Resign

Is there any reason why Barack Obama should not resign from the presidency? Yesterday’s devastating midterm elections were a repudiation of his record – primarily Obamacare, perhaps, but also his fumbling failures in foreign policy and his hapless response to the Ebola crisis. The man is… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2014 2:07PM

Happy Birthday to...


She was born on November 4, 1946, the day before the Republicans won a landslide victory in the midterm elections, taking control of the Senate by winning 12 seats away from the Democrats.

The President at the time, Democrat Harry Truman, was at the nadir of his popularity, with… Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2014 4:33PM

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OS blogger Jonathan Wolfman comments on my posts, in that nasty, intolerant way of his, whenever he chooses. And I let him.

Today I tried to return the favor, with a comment on his new blog post, which discusses slavery and suggests that voter-ID laws are a natural extension of sl… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2014 10:05PM

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OCTOBER 28, 2014 5:50PM

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OCTOBER 27, 2014 8:15PM

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OCTOBER 26, 2014 1:37PM

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