TheWeekholeView on 2017

Here at TPV things get meaning while they fall through the hole we create for them. 2017 has been mostly Trump and Hillary, and here’s our good riddance to... Read more »

Gitlin’s View on Charlottesville: A Step-Up Moment for Leadership

The fire that burns the length and breadth of American history has burst through a firebreak.  BY TODD GITLIN | AUGUST 14, 2017 First published here: Charlottesville Unite the... Read more »

Because the Onion Thinks Trump’s Worthy of Your Time

It’s not called the State of the Union address, but @realDonald Trump’s first live Tweet address to a joint session of Congress. Many will be watching it. So, if you... Read more »

TheWeekholeView: Trump Broke ISIS Apart

With the Islamic State (or ISIS) facing setbacks in Iraq and Syria, most observers believe that the group is inexplicably crumbling. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared eastern... Read more »

TPV’s Response to Yesterday

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” ― Leonard Bernstein Received from a reader, who added: It works... Read more »

Olympic Suggestion: Go Naked

The Greeks knew everything about human anatomy and they proudly exhibited it in the street, in the forum, and in nature. They loved it most during Olympics. In fact,... Read more »

One Uncompromising Voice: Bill Martin’s

I do not know if Herbert Marcuse said somewhere that, despite the appearance of great dynamism in capitalist society, nothing really happens, but I know that it takes an... Read more »

The Little Corporal – The Sequel

A few days ago we dug up a great piece about Napoleon’s 3rd little finger, or something like that. But nothing is neither small nor simple when it comes to Napoleon.... Read more »

The Little Corporal!

We are so lucky to have discovered Jessica Raimi. Here is a perfect summer read reprinted by permission!* Beneath the gilded dome of the Invalides in Paris lie the bones... Read more »

Bernie Sanders and the Media Coverage War

The corporate media are playing a dangerous game. Hill is awaiting indictment but her supporters, or shall I say, Bill’s don’t care. They want Bill back in the House. Why?... Read more »

Bernie For President

I could see them supporting Bernie then. Money has changed them so much. Too bad.   Read more »

KYT- Race, Class and the 2016 Presidential Election – Fighting the Clinton Machine

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a writer, public speaker and activist living in Philadelphia. She writes on Black politics, housing inequality and issues of race and class in the United States. She... Read more »

Another Drug for Male Sexual Dysfunction

Do you know the expression: A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office? Our reader said that it came to mind when he saw this:... Read more »

The Nature of Thoughts – Morning Heights Campus Chapter 1199SEIU

On February 24, 2016, the Chapter of 1199SEIU at the Morningside Heights Campus of Columbia University met and voted to endorse the candidate whose goal is to push back the corporate... Read more »