Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published by “Larry Bensky”

People’s Park, Berkeley

In the southwest corner of the 2.8 acres of unbuilt land in Berkeley known since April 20, 1970 as “People’s Park,” there grew a tree…

Plugged Out

Not by accident. In fact, intentionally. I am not plugged in; I am plugged out. Every day, I see my opposites, who confirm my choice.…

But… But…

The eight televised, three-hour meetings by the House Committee to investigate January 6 are over. There may be more, as early as September.  There may…

The Great Divide

Intentionally or unintentionally, Congress’ elected Democratic Party leaders have won the January 6 Hearings. No matter what testimony remains to come in the final session…

Lies Versus Lives

In one of the more memorable phrases ever uttered in a headline Washington event, a uniformed, “handsome” young military man will long be in memory.…

Where Are We?

It’s easy to lose focus. There’s understandable anger over the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on weapons possession and reproductive rights. There’s also the drumbeat: a…

Midway Madness

With half of the six scheduled Hearings by the House Jan. 6 Committee behind us, it’s time for an assessment. The MMM (mainstream mass media)…

Hearing the Jan. 6 Hearings

If they stick to their announced schedule, the House of Representatives’ January 6 Committee will hold public “Hearings” seven times. The stated goal is to…

Sad, Serendipitous: Book Review

‘The Third Life of Grange Copeland.’ by Alice Walker, 1970 ‘Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker’ Edited By Valerie Boyd, 2022 ‘The…

Play Ball!

With the 2022 major league baseball season barely begun, a starting player on a prominent team lost his job. Though not in itself unusual –…

Book Review: By Choice & By Chance

 A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain by Sara Manning Peskin. W.W. Norton 214 pp. $25.95 Even if you’ve never had any…

-