The Blight of the Bots

  You might think social media is the salvation of democracy, but I think it’s a blight. As a former newspaper editor, I deplore the mob mentality I come across on web sites like Twitter and Facebook – and in those odious chat rooms Call me an elitist if it scratches your itch, but I […]
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What Will Mueller Find?

As the Mueller investigation grinds on, snippets of information are showing up in the media, and they hint at a frightening conclusion. I don’t think many of us still doubt that Russian thugs played a major role in Trump’s election, or that Trump’s allies collaborated with them. And any average law student could make a […]
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Toward a Democracy

  I read in the news today that Connecticut has passed a law giving the state’s electoral college votes to the presidential candidate who gets the most votes nationwide.  And it’s not the first state to do so.  Ten states and the District of Columbia are already on board. The states are  California, Hawaii, Illinois, […]
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Unmasking Trump’s Racism

  I will probably be accused (again) of hating “white people” when I point out (again) that a large number of Trump’s supporters are white racists. But now I have a scientific study to back up the claim. The study  – conducted for the National Society of Sciences  – finds “a large segment” of Trump’s voters […]
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Trump’s White Tide

  Sandra and I watched part of Trump’s rambling, self-aggrandizing rant on CNN Saturday night, and I was disheartened by the sea of white faces behind him. These people didn’t care what he said, they believed it. They loved it. They loved him. They  would vote for him again in a heartbeat. Is this America […]
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Legacy of a Tainted Election

  Now that we have all seen how the Russians meddled in the 2016 elections, you might think the courts would give Americans a mulligan. Voters were tricked into making the wrong choice, so can’t we void the election results and do it all again? The short answer is no. There’s nothing in the Constitution to […]
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Man’s Inhumanity to Man

  There’s a mean streak in mankind, and if it is tolerated, it breeds monstrous behavior. Alarmingly, that’s what seems to be happening in today’s America. You can see it in social media where trolls bare their ugly souls.  You can see it in the news where unspeakable acts of cruelty and mindless rage are reported daily. […]
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A Bloody Blow – by Russia?

The way I see it, Russian saboteurs dealt another vicious blow to America yesterday as another apparently deranged creature committed yet another bloody massacre using a military grade automatic weapon. Yes, call me crazy, but I blame the Russians (and their American accomplices). This hostile power is working relentlessly  to destroy America from within.  One obvious instance is Putin’s  meddling in […]
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Angry White Men

  I read this morning that white women are turning against Trump. Really? They’re finally abandoning the oaf who bragged about sexually assaulting them? The foul-mouthed champion of political incorrectness? I don’t think many white women – or women of any ethnic background – would want someone like Trump as a guest in their homes. Yet […]
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The Real Bottom Line

  I just read a report that big-money donors are threatening to abandon the Democratic Party “if they go too far left.” As an example, a wealthy Democratic donor named Stephen Cloobeck said on TV recently: I’ve talked to Schumer. I’ve talked to Wyden. I’ve talked to Pelosi.  And I said if you use the […]
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