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Author: Michael Ingmire

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...

Michael Ingmire: Real Men Love Cats

“We are the cats inside. We are the cats who cannot walk alone, and for us there is only one place” -William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside  Like Mr. Burroughs, I too have embraced the cat inside....

Addicted America: The Big Pharma Cartel

“I’ve seen the needle and the damage done, a little part of it in everyone But every junkie’s like a setting sun…” -Neil Young, Needle and the Damage Done The recent disclosure by T...

Michael Ingmire: Media Madness

“Television eye before you got me hooked I used to read Now you’re by my bedside shining empty lights on me.” -Television Eye, John Mayall If you’re getting your news from the current American...

Book Review: The Awakening of a Surgeon by Dr. David H. Janda

Books continue to inform my intellect. I have to have the physical presence of a book in my hands. No Kindle reading for me. My literary habit usually involves reading two to six books a month....