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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Serving the Afflicted

  If those kidnapped refugee children are ever reunited with their parents, it won’t be because of Ice Queen Kirstjen Nielsen (photo) or heartless apparatchik Alex Azar . It will be groups like Catholic Charities we have to thank. These privately funded groups – and an army of volunteers – are working day and night behind […]
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The Case for Anger

  I believe in friendly debate, without rancor or personal animosity. But sometimes, the issues being debated become so personal that emotional involvement is unavoidable. I don’t see, for example, how you and I could unemotionally debate the failure of the current Congress to fulfill its obligation to the US Constitution. We would be discussing […]
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A Dispiriting Picture

  I get weary when I read that Trump’s approval rating is consistently above 40 percent and Fox is number one among cable news channels. I am stunned when I learn 80 – even 90 – percent of Republicans think Trump is doing a great job. Who are the people responding to these polls? Who […]
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Whose Land is it, Really?

I know I’m treading on dangerous ground today, but nagging questions have been buzzing in my head and I need your help in answering them. As I understand it, the Spanish stole Texas and California from the ancestors of the indigenous people who are now trying to swarm across America’s southern border. And America acquired […]
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A Moral Uprising

  And so it begins… Attorneys are offering to represent government workers who balk at Trump’s seizure and detention  of refugee children. Employees at Amazon are protesting against the use of their technical expertise in implementing Trump’s abusive “zero tolerance” program. Activists are raising millions to fight the program in court, and track the seized […]
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Are We Trump’s Jews?

  The Nazis seized power by turning the Germans against the Jews. Trump seems to be targeting immigrants to seize power in America. As I”m sure you know, he is staging a theatrical show of force at the country’s border with Mexico. where “illegal immigrants” are being subjected to savage “zero tolerance” practices. This grotesque […]
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Devils at Work Among Us?

  Could HHS Secretary Alex Azar be a devil in human form? Is he perhaps Beelzebub and Donald Trump Lucifer? I know, you might not  believe in devils. You might dismiss such mystical concepts as fanciful nonsense. But do you have a more plausible explanation for what’s being done to thousands of helpless children? Imagine […]
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The Art of the Lie

  If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. If you didn’t know that quote came from Joseph Goebbels, you might think it originated with Donald Trump. He is using time tested principles developed by Freud’s son, Edward Bernays, and refined by Hitler’s propagandists, to […]
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Just Following Orders

  Like  Adolf Eichmann, who tried to excuse his monstrous atrocities by saying he was “just following orders,” the border guards who are taking children away from their parents are committing a crime against humanity. If I were a border guard, I would resign rather than obey such a heinous order. But I  haven’t read […]
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