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Author: Michael Ingmire

MAGA Hate From the Left

“One thing you can’t hide Is when you’re crippled inside” -John Lennon, Crippled Inside When I heard about “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett being physically attacked, on January 29th in Chicago, I...

Government ShutDown Part II: Pelosi’s Royal Court

“Idiot wind blowing every time you move your teeth You’re an idiot babe It’s a wonder you still know how to breathe” Idiot Wind, Bob Dylan The insipid stupidity and constitutional malpractice of...

Elvis Presley and America

“Take that boy and put him in a mansion Paint the windows black Give him all the women that he wants Put a monkey on his back” -American Roulette, Robbie Robertson In late March 1972, a friend of...

A Shut Down? To Certain Members of Congress and Media: Please Shut Up!

Unfortunately, I have been forced into addressing an issue I thought had been laid to rest. I have written in the past about media madness and the lack of intelligent discourse. Thought I was...

Congressional Gold for Benghazi Ghosts: H.R. 2315

“The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living to do so for them.” -Lois McMaster Bujold, Author After a broadly contentious midterm elections season, I found it difficult to...

Katherine Daigle: Authentic, Honest Choice for Mayor of Irvine

After over three years and fifty plus articles, I remain a proud writer for PolitiChicks. Part of that pride is that I share these pages with some of the best writers in America. Writers that...

Still So Many Roads: Eight Essential Albums of Otis Rush

“The music that you listen to becomes the soundtrack of your life…it becomes the background track of your existence.”– Michael Bloomfield, Blues Guitarist The music that I continue to...

So Many Roads: Otis Rush (1935-2018)

Ain’t got enough coming in To take care of what’s got to go out It ain’t enough love or money coming in To take care of what’s got to go out Like a bird, I got my wings clipped my friends I got...

The Politicization of Rape

OK, let me lay it out. I have some extreme views on rape. Personally, I believe that proven allegations and convictions of rape should be considered on the same level as the crime of...

Six Years of Benghazi: The Comfort of Friends

“All the Gods, all the Heavens, all the Hells, are within you” -Joseph Campbell from “The Power of Myth” The face of horror has it’s own reality and it’s own myth. The six years since the...

Michael Ingmire: Excuse Me, I Thought This Was a Funeral?

The recent funerals of The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and Senator John McCain demonstrate to me what a classless and disposable culture we have become. I never could imagine in my most...

Reflections on Lady Soul: Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)

“I think of Aretha as our Lady of Mysterious Sorrows. Her eyes are incredible, luminous eyes covering inexplicable pain……Anguish surrounds Aretha as surely as the glory of her musical...

American Static: Intelligent Discourse Can Rule Over Hate

“We play it the way the air is in America today. The air is slightly static, see.” -Jimi Hendrix discussing his interpretation of the Star Spangled Banner, August 1969 49 years later, Jimi...

Active Word of the Year: Maladministration

As I wrote in the July 20th Politichicks article, “Surviving Loss With Humanity Intact: Flesh and Bone,” this has been a year of intense loss. Yet, it is the memories that soothe me in this path...

Call to Action: White House Petition, Military Tribunals for Terrorists

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of Justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated...

Surviving Loss With Humanity Intact: Flesh and Bone

“Tension and temptation, diving into darkness Try to shed your skin, still what you are inside Lord, I’m a-learning There’s something greater Than walking on this bridge of fear..” Lyric excerpt...

Devil in My House Tonight: The Khatallah Sentence

Proverbs 18:5 It is not right to to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent When I consider the legacy of President Barack Obama; I find little to be impressed by. The Affordable Care...

Jean Ingmire: A Sterling Mother

“Holy Mother, where are you? Tonight I feel broken in two”-Eric Clapton, Holy Mother March 12, 2018: My Mother Jean Ingmire, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Even when one...