In a Strange Land

  As Trump’s apparatchiks sort through citizenship applications from long, long ago, apparently threatening to revoke my right to live in America, my desire to stay grows ever less fervent. I hardly recognize America today. In Central Florida, where I live, a man was just gunned down in a fight over a handicapped parking space, […]
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How Can Stand Your Ground Laws be Constitutional?

I didn’t hear it on TV and I had to Google it to find out, but, yes, Stand Your Ground laws are being challenged in the courts. It’s puzzling that I heard none of the pundits mention that in the aftermath of the Michael Dunn case. Clearly, the laws, which have so far been enacted in […]
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How do People Like the Koch Brothers Sleep at Night?

From where I sit, the Koch Brothers are monsters. They devote their considerable wealth to blocking life-saving government policies and promoting deadly initiatives that feed their bigoted beliefs. Surely, they should toss and turn tonight, haunted by the images of babies swept away in the floodwaters of the Philippines and of the devastation caused by last night’s […]
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Why is it Taking so Long to Arrest Trayvon’s Killer?

The protests are continuing, escalating, spreading… The debate goes on and on and on… Meanwhile the man who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager remains free. Authorities say they are taking their time. They say they don’t want to act in haste. They say they want to “investigate.” I say what in hell is […]
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