Category Archives: Larger Editorials

In Defense of Real Time: Bill Maher is Awesome

  Let’s not be Republican pawns and turn on THE toughest, most consistent anti-Trump voice in The Resistance. Here a “Real Time” superfan who’s seen every episode defends one of the best voices on TV for criminal justice reform, freedom from religion, and especially the environment. [People may have missed that Bill’s interview with Ben… Read More »

American History’s 2nd Biggest Asshole is…Fred Koch!

Note: Before we say goodbye to our countdown with the “Biggest Asshole in American History,” make sure to check back on the 20th through 3rd place finishers. Lots of the things you may dislike about modern America can be traced back to those individuals. Not unlike our second place holder… Fred C. Koch…Those that have heard… Read More »

American History’s 3rd Biggest Asshole is…General George Gordon!

Note: As our list rapidly draws to a close, make sure you go back and check out the 20th through 4th “Biggest Assholes in American History.” I like to think it’s been memorable… General George Gordon…How do you pick which of the former Confederate leaders is “the worst” in American History? Confederate President Jefferson Davis was a real… Read More »

The Fourth Biggest Asshole in American History is…Ronald Reagan!

Note: If you missed the 10th to 5th place finishers, make sure to check out those now and don’t forget to check back for the Top 3 Biggest Assholes in American history! Ronald Reagan…You may have noticed that the list hasn’t included a single U.S. President in either the Runner-Ups section or the 10 through 5th… Read More »

The 5th Biggest Asshole in American History is…Robert A. Taft!

Note: We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty, and before you find out who holds the not-so-coveted position of “American History’s Biggest Asshole,” remember to check out 6th through 10th place, and of course 11th through 20th in the Runner-Ups section. Robert A. Taft…More than just about anyone else on the list, I strugged with where exactly to put… Read More »

Sixth Biggest Assholes in American History Are…Nelson W. Aldrich AND Allan Pinkerton!

Note: As always, if you missed 10 through 7 or the Runner-Up list, check back now before we get to “Final 5.” Specific Note: Yes, it’s true that Allan Pinkerton is the only immigrant in the top 10, technically being born in Scotland before coming to America as a relatively young man. That’s part of the reason… Read More »

Seventh Biggest Asshole in American History is…John Hickson (Sugar Research Foundation)!

Note: Check back at the Runner-Ups list and 10th through 8th Biggest Assholes if you haven’t already seen them. And later today for the “6th Biggest Asshole in American History” along with the…drum roll please…Top 5 Biggest Assholes in only the next few days. John Hickson (of the Sugar Association or Sugar Research Foundation)…This is by far… Read More »

America’s 8th Biggest Assholes Are…Joseph Smith and Cotton Mather (Tie)

Note: If you missed the Runner-Up list or Official Assholes 10 and 9, go back and check those out first. And remember to keep checking back this week for the rest of the worst. There’s just simply no way I could do a countdown like this and avoid the topic of religion, which is a cornerstone… Read More »

The Ninth Biggest Asshole in American History is…Joseph McCarthy!

Note: In case you missed the 10th Biggest Asshole in American History or the Runner-Up list, go back and check it out first. Joseph McCarthy is probably not a huge shock to most people, and may be one of the few names in this countdown that doesn’t need much of an explanation…Who Is He? The senate’s biggest witch hunt leader,… Read More »

The Tenth Biggest Asshole in American History is…Prescott Bush!

Note: For more on how I chose “American History’s Ten Biggest Assholes” and the almost-as-deplorable Runner-Up list, check out that article as well. Numbers 20 through 11 are populated with rogues you may not have heard of… Prescott Bush…Who Is He?…He’s the father of George H. W. Bush and grandfather of George W. Bush—and, uhhh, yeah Jeb and… Read More »