Akira Watts, Author at ReverbPress

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About Akira Watts

Akira Watts failed to graduate with a B.A. in philosophy from Amherst College and now does an assortment of IT related things. He has been writing a nebulously plotted literary choose-your-own-adventure work for the past five years. He lives in Santa Fe, NM with a small fish and a cat the size of a yeti. Before joining the team at Reverb Press, Akira was a frequent contributor at Truthout.org READ MORE BY AKIRA.

Trump Didn’t Destroy The GOP, He’s Just Sweeping It Under The Rug

March 18, 2016

It would be entirely excusable for a casual follower of the news to come to the conclusion that there is literally nothing happening in the United States save for the bizarre ascendancy of Donald Fucking Trump. The man is — if…

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Servers Are Paying The Price After IRS Ends Automatic Tipping

March 17, 2016

Americans love to go out to eat. 58% of us dine in a restaurant at least once a week. And why not? It’s convenient. It’s entertaining. And it’s a fine change from whatever swill we usually serve ourselves in the comfort…

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Obama Picks Merrick Garland For Scotus: Will GOP Do Its Damn Job?

March 16, 2016

The wait, such as it is, is over. President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court, replacing the late Antonin Scalia: “President Barack Obama will nominate federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme…

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Devil Takes His Due: Christian Right Pays Price For Playing Politics

March 15, 2016

With the general election still months away, the 2016 cycle has already racked up an impressive number of casualties. On the GOP side, it is a bad year to be an “establishment candidate.” From Scott Walker to Jeb! Bush to Marco Rubio’s…

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Collateral Damage: Breitbart News Blows Up In The Face Of Trump (VIDEO)

March 14, 2016

When it comes to our favorite media outlets, Breitbart News is scarcely in Reverb Press’s top 10. Or top 100. Or even on the list at all. The site is a living breathing counterexample to the conservative fever dream of…

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Ben Carson Emerges From Slumber Just Long Enough To Endorse Trump

March 11, 2016

Anyone out there remember Ben Carson? The living breathing example of how competence in one domain doesn’t translate into competence in another? Not ringing any bells? The guy who desperately wanted to convince everyone that he used to be super…

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WTF? Donald Trump Actually Believes That ‘Islam Hates Us’

March 10, 2016

It is getting hard to keep track of the idiotic words that Donald Trump allows to emerge from his mouth. In his latest outrage against logic, historical awareness, and basic critical thinking, he decided to share his “thoughts” on Islam.…

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Everyone Realizes Rubio Campaign Done, Except The Candidate

March 9, 2016

Things have not gone well for Marco Rubio. For a brief time, he was the darling of the Republican establishment. For a briefer time, he was the last, best hope of defeating Donald Trump. Unfortunately for Rubio, his campaign had…

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Contrary To Reports, Ted Cruz Still Hated By Everyone

March 8, 2016

Ted Cruz is hated by everyone. Or so the story goes. His colleagues in the Senate loathe him. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pointedly refused to endorse Cruz’s constitutional eligibility to seek the presidency. The Internet thinks he is the…

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Foreign Diplomats: Trump Presidency ‘Threat To Peace And Prosperity’

March 7, 2016

It is no secret that Donald Trump— presidential candidate and proto-fascist — has been raising an eyebrow or two on the world stage. My colleague, Nikita Oliver-Lew, has amply documented the bemusement and alarm that Trump’s candidacy has provoked among the…

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