Stories by Clancy Sigal

Clancy Sigal is a novelist and screenwriter in Los Angeles. His latest book, "Hemingway Lives!" will be published this spring by OR Books. He can be reached at subscribe to Clancy Sigal's feed

Posted on: Nov 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Hemingway would have worn Daesh's insult as a badge of honor.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Meet the families funding our elections.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"Contemptible heroes" often suffer terrible isolation for standing up for what's right.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Due to my disabilities, I’ve fallen into the habit of not watching whole movies.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Here are seven takeaways from the prosecution's presentation of the case.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

People in charge continue to keep their mouths shut.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The recent killings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff highlight the risks and dangers reporters face throughout the world to get the truth.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We need enemies the way a thirsty man needs water. Without a constant supply, defense contractors would have to lay off workers and American “resolve” would remain untested.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Lauren Bacall was a true-blue, New York, left-of-center, liberal Democrat her whole life.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A large number of the men who stormed Utah Beach on D-Day 70 years ago also carried in their backpacks an invisible mental weight.

Posted on: May 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

One and a half million dead — many in wars you never heard of.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Contemptible heroes fight for justice while swimming against the powerful currents of emotion on their own side.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Savio's was the face of protest before Jane Fonda, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Academy was founded as a union-busting front for a company union — and it remained shady and bloody for years.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Internet and a lot of focus have enabled Elliot Higgins to be a leading journalist.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our money is being stolen not at the corporate sports stadium but at the corporate White House.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

LA politics are notoriously confusing, but the recent election was stratospherically off the boredom chart.

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: CounterPunch

With the Republicans outspending progressives 20-to-one, Obama’s Democratic National Committee stubbornly refuses to invest a penny in the battle to unseat Walker.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The troops are protesting "by any other means" their entrapment in a no-win landscape where Washington politicians keep a war going beyond the limit of sanity.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We need soldiers that fight for the values that make America truly great.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

Not everybody with conservative politics is untalkable to.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

In many ways, Obama's contribution to the left has been to weaken it. Should progressives go elsewhere?

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

Before the 'greatest generation' ever landed on the Normandy beaches, they had long been casualties of the great Depression.

Posted on: May 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As one who served in the military, I used to despise conscientious objectors. Now, I see it takes a special sort of courage to say no to war.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Once again, many liberals have bought into American power as a force for good. But it's just another ugly, expensive war we now own

Posted on: Mar 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We Americans do love our bad showbiz boys running amok.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2010, Source: The Guardian

With record foreclosures and child poverty at a shameful level, can we really afford to stay in Afghanistan and Iraq for 10 years?

Posted on: May 31, 2010, Source: CounterPunch

Can you make an anti-war statement, and pay tribute to the courage of soldiers in the Second World War at the same time?

Posted on: Apr 16, 2010, Source: The Guardian

The 50th anniversary celebration of SNCC's "Freedom Movement" is a reminder that power yields nothing without demand and the guts to back it up.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2010, Source: The Guardian

The GIs are doing the best they can, in a "job" the politicians command them out of imperial hubris and historical ignorance.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010, Source: Comment Is Free

My honeymoon with the Democrats has long since passed. Our relationship has turned sour, and I'm in no mood to marry again.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2010, Source: The Guardian

While Tea Partiers protest loudly at the mess we're in progressives seem to be stewing in their own sterile politeness.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

Obama's cruel and pointless refusal to ban child-killing landmines was my personal breaking point against the candidate I worked hard to elect.