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“Rocketman,” the imaginative and entertaining jukebox musical about Reg Dwight before and after he becomes Elton John, opens with Himself clomping down a corridor wearing platform heels and trailing a flurry of marabou and sequins. His horned headdress and angel wings suggest he is both devil and angel. Yet the horns and tangerine unitard also […]

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Vladimir Pozner hosts a very popular interview show, simply called Pozner, on Russian television, and he doesn’t pull his punches. When I last spoke with him eighteen years ago, he described himself as a “man of the left.” I was curious to find out if that had changed. I walked up the stairs to his […]

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Why does the New York Times take rich liberals at their word that their concern with Bernie Sanders is that he would lose to Trump, rather than the obvious, glaring fact that his election would run counter to their interests? The New York Times (4/16/19) profiled a network of “wealthy liberal donors” who, shockingly, are […]

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Racism is not natural. Babies — black, brown, white — explore the world and each other with wonder, not hate. Racism has to be taught. It is learned behavior. To assume that a person is inherently superior or inferior to another based upon race is unnatural and ungodly. Racism is used for political manipulation and […]

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Pompeo Urges Oil Industry To Help Administration Pressure Global 'Bad Actors'

March 13, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States is seeking to “bring Iranian crude oil exports down to zero as quickly as market conditions will permit.” In a speech to oil industry executives in Houston, Texas, on March 12, Pompeo urged the industry to work with the administration of President Donald Trump […]

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DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!We don’t run corporate ads. We don’t shake our readers down for money every month or every quarter like some other sites out there. We provide our site for free to all, but the bandwidth we pay to do so doesn’t come cheap. A generous donor is matching all donations of $100 or […]

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Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. Donald Trump’s latest position on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: It is the “worst cover-up in the history of cover-ups.” This week on Intercepted: Trump offered analysis of the brutal Saudi murder by critiquing the “bad original concept” […]

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An Estimated 80,000 Died of Flu Last Winter in U.S.

September 26, 2018           |                                       

NEW YORK — An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. Flu experts knew it […]

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Serial Misogyn-Neigh: The New “BoJack” Explores How We Let Famous Men, And Horses, Off the Hook

September 20, 2018           |                                       

Season five of BoJack Horseman turns a critical eye on its characters and itself. This is Season 5’s abiding preoccupation: bad men in entertainment, and how easily we forgive them Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s animated Netflix sitcom, BoJack Horseman, nominally a Hollywood satire about a depressed actor who happens to be a talking horse, constructs jokes and tragedies […]

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President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the widely accepted conclusion that nearly 3,000 died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him look bad. As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas, the president picked a fresh fight over the administration’s […]

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