Category Archives: Larger Editorials

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 »

How I Chose “America’s Biggest Assholes” and the Runner-Ups

Choosing “America’s Biggest Assholes” is a daunting task. First, America is not as old as most other countries and there’s not–despite what you may have read about this or that President over the years–really “an American Hitler” or “an American Genghis Khan.” American ruthlessness is usually a more subtle and corporate-infused variety so that it’s sometimes… Read More »

100 Reasons to Impeach Donald Trump

I consider this Alabama Liberal’s 95 Thesis, and instead of nailed to The White House door, perhaps quietly slipped into The Oval Office–perhaps by Pence himself. This list is in no particular order and obviously some reasons will be stronger than others… 1. We didn’t elect him. There has never been a sitting President who lost… Read More »

How Does Bentley’s Fall Change Things for Alabama’s 2018 Governor’s Race?

I’m really of two minds about disgraced Alabama Governor and amateur phone sex participant Robert Bentley’s resignation this week. On the one hand, he was a truly terrible Governor and by most accounts not a very nice person, the kind-of hypocrite that would talk about being a Christian as he’s denying Obama’s aid to the unemployed.… Read More »