Chapter One: Ground Zero

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The launch somehow went unnoticed and the missiles were already airborne for several crucial minutes before being detected. They were now hurtling toward their targets with unwavering and deadly accuracy.

The salvo was projected to strike areas along the west coast, with at least three of the single-warhead, multimegaton weapons bearing directly down on Los Angeles.

The anti-missile batteries failed to intercept any of their incoming objectives, and several fighter aircraft wings scrambled in a desperate, last-ditch effort, to use electronic countermeasures against the missiles — to no avail.

The fear was palpable and its stench hung in the air…


POLITICS

It had to happen sooner or later

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They knew if they waited long enough, he would eventually make a crucial misstep. They knew it was just a matter of time before he made a fatal slip-up. They didn’t have to wait very long…

With just over 100 days in office, President Joe Biden has revealed his hand for the whole world to see — and that hand was holding a dandelion.

While on his way to board Marine One with his wife, Biden committed the unthinkable act of picking a dandelion from the White House lawn and giving it to the first lady, and now America will…


FICTION

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An unknown foe launches a cataclysmic terror attack that destroys the heart of a major city.

Disastrous cyber-attacks have left the nation defenseless and pandemonium begins to set in as the faceless entity pushes society to the brink of upheaval and that is just the beginning!

The country has fallen into the grip of a powerful and unseen enemy. There are no demands but the motive is clear — create maximum confusion, havoc, and mayhem.

The “Chaos Mandate” is a fantasy/adventure/sci-fi work where you embark on a fantastic journey spanning coast to coast and beyond, in search of a…


Chapter Two: Robin Hood

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Dale Tecumseh Rosenquist IV Esq. sat behind his exquisitely appointed desk. Even by the standards of those who also possessed the wealth he had, the desk was over the top. A large 24-karat gold-trimmed black marble slab sat atop an intricately carved frame of rare African Blackwood, also accented with solid gold. A nameplate made of gold and platinum, with four genuine one-carat red diamonds embedded in each corner, sat on the desk.

The fact that Rosenquist owned such an opulent desk was a testament to his over-developed sense of self-importance. The fact that he had the artisans, who painstakingly…


POLITICS

She spoke. We heard. They canceled.

The radicalization of the GOP continues as House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her post this week.

Cheney’s ouster comes in the wake of her criticism of former president Donald Trump over his continued attempts to undermine the election results. Since his defeat by Joe Biden, Trump and his allies have spread unfounded accusations of election tampering in several key states.

Cheney emerged as the most outspoken voice against Trump’s lies, branding him as an existential threat to American democracy.

“Today we face a threat America has never seen before. A former president, who provoked a…


Colorado passes bill allowing human remains as fertilizer

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“All your life you will have to work hard and sweat to make the soil produce anything, until your dying day. You were made from soil, and you will become soil again.”- Genesis 3:19

Although truer words have never been penned, using human bodies as fertilizer was not likely what the writer had in mind, but now, thanks to modern technology, you too can do your part to “enrich” the environment… Literally.

With visions of refrigerated trucks, loaded to capacity with the bodies of COVID-19 victims and thousands of coffins being placed into mass graves still fresh in mind, Colorado…


POLITICS

The radicalization of the Republican Party is nearly complete

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Donald Trump may be gone but the wheels he set in motion keep turning as the far-right-wing of the GOP begins to take root and exert its influence.

The party that once fought for human rights and abolished slavery is rapidly becoming a party of slaves itself. Trump’s rise to power and subsequent takeover of the GOP has rendered its leadership impotent and beholden to radical elements that have infiltrated and, even found their way to the highest levels of power within the party, and our government.

How it all began

To some, these developments might seem sudden, but the…


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Here we are, well into the 21st century, with all of our wondrous technology. Today, we can get to virtually any place in the world in a matter of hours, control robotic devices on distant planets, and deep in the cosmos. We can explore the vast expanse of the information superhighway, otherwise known as the internet, and even view and talk in real-time with people far away due to innovations in telecommunications.

Yet despite the wealth of technology at our disposal these days, somehow certain white people still manage to “mistakenly” say and do racist things. …


PERSPECTIVE

What will be the true cost of immunity to COVID-19?

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Millions of Americans have already received the COVID-19 vaccine, with millions more slated to receive it in the coming months. Efforts to blunt the spread of the novel coronavirus have led to the emergency use authorization of a handful of vaccines that are deemed safe and effective against COVID-19 infections.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic prompted a rush to develop a safe and viable vaccine, but just how safe are they? As stories of people having adverse reactions to the vaccines begin to trickle in, questions are being raised concerning exactly how safe they really are.

Due to the pressing need…


Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder. Now what?

Demonstrators were on the street expressing their content with the Jury’s verdict on Derek Chauvin’s trial. | Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington, D.C. | 20 Apr 2021 | Photo Credit: Johnny Silvercloud

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three charges stemming from the death of George Floyd. Chauvin is now facing the possibility of spending decades in prison, but what does this mean for the rest of America?

The smoldering fires of discord are already beginning to surface among the far-right, many of whom believe that Chauvin was some kind of sacrificial lamb offered up for slaughter to appease “the mob” — at least that’s the narrative that’s beginning to take shape. Fox News has already trotted out the likes of Candace Owens to promote this…

TJ Larson

TJ Larson is a two-time American Pundit finalist, US Army veteran, and author of the upcoming novella “The Chaos Mandate.” Follow @TJLarson1 on Twitter

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