Doug McIntyre


Doug McIntyre

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Recent articles

  • Holidays

    It’s goodbye, Columbus: Doug McIntyre

    “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two!” So sang generations of young Americans as they learned the legend of the great Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Oceans, the first great Italian hero of the New World, even though he sailed in the service of the Spanish crown.Columbus’s stock has risen and fallen many times over the centuries, including in his own lifetime, were he was treated variously as a hero, a murderer, a genius and a...

  • Technology

    Are humans the new dodo birds?: Doug McIntyre

    The robots are coming and they’re coming quickly.Nearly every day now a new breakthrough in artificial intelligence promises to render us humans even more useless than we already are. Even a casual online search yields a terrifying array of video clips showing robotic workers doing everything from micro-assembly work in factories to backing driverless big rigs up to crowded loading docks. Meanwhile bots are stacking canned peas on grocery store shelves while crop picking...

  • Politics

    Between Trump, cable news and Congress, we’re living in America without compromise: Doug McIntyre

    The wheels continue to turn in Washington ... in four different directions. Sean Spicer is out as White House press spokesman, the president’s legal team has been shuffled, the clock appears to be ticking on the White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, presidential advisor, Steve Bannon and possibly the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, and ultimately, Robert Mueller, the Special Council appointed by Congress to investigate...

  • Politics

    Commuters not buying what Bonin and mayor are peddling - and pedaling: Doug McIntyre

    Say what you will about L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin, at least he “walks the walk” when it comes to making L.A. a greener city. Or in his case “pedals the pedals” may be more to the point. Bonin is known to ride his bike all the way from Venice to City Hall where a shower and clean clothes await him. An amenity I’m sure your boss provides at your place of employ, right? But Mike Bonin has been peddling something that’s got constituents of...

  • Politics

    Beneath the surface, America’s ‘crackpot’ fringes threaten the mainstream: Doug McIntyre

    Instead of the crack of the bat, it was the crack of a gun that sent members of the United States Congress and their staffers scrambling for safety. A deranged man, consumed by hatred of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, opened fire on a ball field, nearly killing the House majority whip, Steve Scalise, while wounding four others.But the members of the GOP baseball team weren’t the only ones scrambling on Wednesday. The entire political, media and social media...

  • Politics

    The messenger has been shot: Doug McIntyre

    Give the fired FBI director a little credit. After last week’s two-hour-and-forty-minute made-for-TV event, the former FBI honcho James Comey did what many of us thought impossible: He got Hillary Clinton and President Trump to agree on something. They both hate James Comey.After dropping the ultimate October Surprise on Clinton in the closing weeks of last year’s presidential race, Comey has now called our current president a liar, twice, under oath, and acknowledged he...

  • Politics

    These days, it’s every fact for itself: Doug McIntyre

    Facts are stubborn things. Water won’t freeze at 33 degrees no matter how often we say it will. Facts get tossed around and twisted out of shape for all kinds of reasons. Eventually facts win out. The sun rises in the east whether you like it or not.But last week facts took a beating.When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement, the 2015 international accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, he cited the economic cost to...

  • Memorial Day

    The last half-measure of our devotion: Doug McIntyre

    Memorial Day is a grim holiday. It’s a secular Good Friday, a day to commemorate those who died for our sins, the soldiers who gave the last full measure of their devotion. Memorial Day is not Veterans Day. Veterans Day celebrates all who have served. Memorial Day is a magnitude greater.We’ve lost a lot of soldiers since 1775. We still lose soldiers, not quite every day like a few years back, but one by one or sometimes in twos and fours. We don’t...