Author Archives: Bev Conover

We are taking a break

Last week was a grueling week and this one started off no better. Continue reading

Texas Gov. Abbott has no intention of stopping his crusade to outlaw abortions

It wasn’t enough for Gov. Greg Abbott to sign a bill banning abortions after six weeks, before women even knew they were pregnant, and giving a green light to anti-abortion vigilantes to file civil suits—with a $10,000 reward if they prevail—against abortion providers and anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion, on Friday he signed another bill, Senate Bill 4, to make it harder for a woman to obtain an abortion-inducing drug. Continue reading

A reader takes issue with what I wrote in “The subliminal death wishes of the anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers”

For whatever reason, rather than making his criticism public by putting it in the response section under the article, he sent it to me in a private email. I will do him the courtesy of referring to him only as W. Gelles, rather than using his full name. Continue reading

The subliminal death wishes of the anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers

Those who think wearing a face mask somehow negates their freedom and by getting a COVID-19 vaccine they will die have it all backwards. Continue reading

Messing with Americans’ minds

From manifest destiny to American exceptionalism and an indispensable nation, Americans have been sold a steaming pile of excrement, aka shit. Continue reading

Not telling people, then blaming them for not knowing all their government has done

We’re getting a taste of what the civil rights and antiwar movements of the ‘60s would have been like without the not-quite-yet corporate media reporting on the daily events. But over the past half century with just about all the major media gobbled up by corporations, the monied powers and politicians decided very little of their criminal actions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen would be televised. Now some are criticizing the American people for not caring about the death and destruction the US has rained on Afghanistan when it wasn’t being served up as a nightly dinner course by TV. Continue reading

The liars ignorant of history are worse than the lies they tell

Worse than the lies that get us into wars that never should have happened are the liars who know nothing of the history of the countries they are determined to attack. Continue reading

Is Biden about to have his “fall of Saigon” moment in Afghanistan?

Are we about to replay, in Kabul, the 30 April 1975 scene in Saigon as desperate South Vietnamese, who had worked for the Americans, attempted to get aboard US military helicopters that would carry them to safety as the city fell to the North Vietnamese? Continue reading

We are back!

At last, we are back to publishing Intrepid Report. With any luck, the last six weeks of pain is behind me. Continue reading

Update: I am on a forced hiatus

Sometimes there is no winning. This is one of those times. Continue reading

I am on a forced hiatus

I am dealing with a sprained Achilles tendon that occurred nearly a week ago. It’s one of the most painful injuries I have ever had. It makes walking difficult and swelling caused my leg to double in size. Continue reading

Going, going, gone

In 11 hours and 48 minutes from midnight, Donald J. Trump will no longer be president of the United States. Continue reading

Trump’s crime du jour: election tampering

In the last 16 days of Donald Trump’s occupancy of the White House, what does he have to do that finally brings about his immediate removal? Shoot someone on Pennsylvania Avenue? Lob a nuke at Iran? Continue reading

Happy holidays: Better days are coming

Intrepid Report will resume publishing January 4, 2021

We are halfway through the holiday season. Thanksgiving and Chanukah are behind us and Christmas and the New Year are ahead. The biggest celebration will happen on January 20 when Donald J. Trump will be gone from the White House, either voluntarily or forcibly removed. Continue reading

Intrepid Report couldn’t publish yesterday because our modem went down

You know the old saw that says if anything can go wrong, it will. There’s nothing like seeing “no Internet connection” the first thing in the morning when you boot up the computer. Continue reading

Intrepid Report will resume publishing on or about September 14

Yes, another interruption. That’s how my life has been going this year. Continue reading

Intrepid Report will resume publishing Monday, June 29

Unexpectedly, this has turned into a year of interruptions for me, which means that once again I have to take time off to deal with personal matters Continue reading

Intrepid Report will resume publishing Wednesday, June 10

I am taking a break to spend time with visiting COVID-19-free family. Continue reading

Sorry for the delay. . .

A funny thing happened three Sundays ago (Feb. 9). . . Okay, not funny ha-ha. My cat’s overexuberant love bite had infected, doubling the size of my left hand. So it was off to an urgent care facility, where the doc took one look at my hand and said, “TO THE ER. NOW!” That if I didn’t go, I would be in a coma by morning and hauled off in an ambulance and sepsis could kill me. Who’s to argue about that? Continue reading

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season

Intrepid Report will resume publishing Jan. 1

It’s been another trying year for progressives but whatever you celebrate at this time of year—Chanukah, Christmas, Festivus—you need to take a break from the madness to renew yourselves for what is ahead in 2020. Continue reading

Making December GivingNewsDays

Today is GivingTuesday but let’s make December GivingNewsdays to raise the crucial funds that keep Intrepid Report publishing, along with all the other news sites that value independence and freedom, that don’t take advertising, don’t have paywalls and don’t receive funding from foundations or corporations. Continue reading

Making December GivingNewsDays

Tomorrow is GivingTuesday but let’s make December GivingNewsdays to raise the crucial funds that keep Intrepid Report publishing, along with all the other news sites that value independence and freedom, that don’t take advertising, don’t have paywalls and don’t receive funding from foundations or corporations. Continue reading

Intrepid Report will resume publishing Monday, November 25

I will be spending next week with family members I haven’t seen since last year. Continue reading

Intrepid Report will resume publishing Monday, November 4

It’s that time of year again for me to spend time with visiting family and friends. I will be taking next week off and if all goes as planned, I will be taking off the week of November 18. Continue reading

Due to Hurricane Dorian, Intrepid Report won’t be publishing this week

While at 11 pm Dorian is still a Category 5 and continuing to rip away at the Bahamas, we still don’t know where it’s going to hit in Florida and how strong it will be. Continue reading

Intrepid Report will resume publishing Monday, May 6

Once again, I am taking a break to spend time with visiting family. Continue reading

Update: We really, really need your help

Thanks to the support of readers, I am halfway there to raising the $2,000 needed to pay for the new computer and software upgrades that work with Windows 10. If Intrepid Report is important to you, please help me raise the balance and consider making a monthly donation so I can keep publishing. Continue reading

We really, really need your help

My main computer died last Friday and I have been struggling all week on a borrowed computer to keep Intrepid Report publishing. While a new computer is on the way, my equipment fund is empty. Hence, I turn to you for help. Continue reading

There is quick way to end Trump’s government shutdown

It’s time for Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell to make a two-prong deal to reopen the portions of the government Donald Trump ordered shut down. Continue reading

Taking a break for the holidays

Intrepid Report will resume publishing Jan. 7, 2019

As John W. Whitehead wrote, “What a year.” Now it’s time for breather to enjoy the holidays, whatever you celebrate, with family and friends. Continue reading

Intrepid Report will resume publishing Monday, November 19

Yes, another break for me to spend time with more visiting family. Continue reading

An Election Day coin flip: heads, the election is legit; tails, the election is stolen

Before the sun comes up tomorrow, we may know whether it’s a blue wave or another red tide. Continue reading