Saving the Earth

  Of course there are numerous issues – vital issues – in next year’s US elections. The way some Americans are living high on the hog – undeservedly – while others struggle in vain to feed their families is among the most glaring.  And there’s the horror of Islamic extremism; Americans cannot afford to let […]
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Show Them the Money

The FIFA scandal is just one more affirmation that it’s a pay-to-play world. It’s regrettable, of course, but it seems that’s how most folks like it. They don’t want justice; they want an edge. The pundits can wring their hands and cry shame all they want but it seems the great majority of ordinary folks […]
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The Elusive Truth

The truth is elusive. Facts are not. And while assigning blame for the horrors in the Middle East is tricky, finding the facts is simply a matter of research. So it’s not difficult to set Jeb Bush straight about the origins of  the movement now known as ISIS. The Republican candidate for US President stated […]
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Really Sick Reality TV

  I never heard of the Duggar family until one of the 19 kids confessed to fondling some of the others, setting off a torrent of apologia from pundits like Mike Huckabee. I vaguely recall seeing “19 Kids & Counting” in the titles as I browsed through the Direct TV channel guide. But I had no interest […]
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Why Aren’t You Running?

  If you were born in the USA – and even if you were born abroad with American parents – you can run for President. And why not? This is a free country. You’re free to make a fool of yourself. And, as they say in Jamaica, one fool makes many. You might get others […]
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The Terrors of Texas

  I’ve never lived in Texas but from what I’ve read and heard, it’s a weird place. Where else in the civilized world, in the year 2015, would there be a bloody shootout between rival biker gangs? In broad daylight? Right out in the open for all the world to witness? I used to visit […]
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Living in a Bubble

I stand in the garden, propping myself up with the cane Sandra bought me, looking up at the China-blue sky screened by the lacy leaves of centuries-old oak trees, contemplating the statue of the Virgin Mary that my mother wrapped in a “crocus bag” and placed in the back seat of my car shortly before […]
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