Before his first full day in office, Pumpkinhead Tinyhands has already eliminated Civil Rights, Climate Change, and LGBTQ Rights from the White House Website. This act of scrubbing is literally right out of the pages of Orwell. Of course, it signals not just the end of particular words and pictures on a particular website. It […]

I have made a personal and professional commitment to participate in important public issues and debates. Today I wish I hadn’t. I can’t even. But here goes. This is not the time to politicize, to point blame, right? Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. This is exactly the time. The Pulse massacre was a hate crime. In […]

I have been in countless live music settings, both on stage and in the audience, and have been dismayed at the boorish behavior of many.  Noisy patrons are rude and inconsiderate toward their fellow patrons. Not to mention, it is deeply disrespectful to the musicians. But hey, they’re getting paid, right? I suppose so. That’s […]

      Charles Bursell is a writer, performer, host and commentator heard nationally on SiriusXM, National Public Radio, and The Pacifica Radio Network. He currently hosts the podcasts Stream of Consciousness Talk Radio Theatre and Conversations With Charles Bursell. Both shows, and more, can be found on several platforms, including Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and Contact:  Follow: […]

Many of us will be tempted to debate  the next Supreme Court nominee. Most of us, including myself, are woefully unqualified to do so. I won’t fall into the trap of pretending to be a Constitutional expert. But as a graduate of middle school civics, this I know: An independent, non-partisan judiciary is, by design, […]

In the classic comedy bit, Sister Mary Elephant begs her students to settle down. Today I am Sister Mary Elephant and I am talking (shouting) to Hillary and Bernie supporters.  “Class. Class! Class!! SHUT UP!!!!” Stop it. Just stop it. Stop vilifying your opponent in this Primary race. You can fight for your candidate without insulting the […]