When Honor is Missing

  A nation is in trouble when its leaders lack personal integrity. No political system, however well designed, can survive if those responsible for maintaining it are dishonorable. So, when I read that a Supreme Court Justice was influenced by personal relationships, my faith in America’s future is shaken. Americans have come to expect – […]
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When Women Roar

Was Rudyard Kipling right when he declared that “the female of the species is more deadly than the male”? As a famous female used to say, “You betcha!” Kipling cites examples among wild animals and he could have found even more in the insect population – black widow spiders, praying mantises and the like. He […]
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Poly-Tricks as Usual

  With Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, there is no “government for the people” in America. What Republicans really care about is scoring political points. And they resort to the lowest kind of tricks to do so. With help from Trump, Mitch McConnell and his pals in the Senate have managed to […]
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The Remaking of America

  I believe the government shutdown is part of a revolution currently underway in America. As it progresses, the revolution may or may not be accompanied by violence but – if it succeeds –  it will bring radical change. The pundits I listened to late into the night seemed unaware of this threat. They blamed the Trump regime’s […]
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A Cowardly Congress

  Shame on you, Bob Corker (in picture, right)! Shame on you, Marco Rubio (in picture , left)!  Shame on you for deciding to vote for the tax bill, after all. And shame on all of you spineless Republicans in Congress for supporting this repulsive piece of legislation. The bill steals from working Americans to reward […]
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Ugly Blast from the Past

  It’s been a long, long time since I heard anyone protest that some of their best friends are Jews. But what else would you expect from Roy Moore’s wife? The Moores are relics from an ugly past, when white supremacy was taken for granted and Jews were often shunned. Yes Jews. Now, Jews are […]
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In the Name of God? Really?

If Roy Moore wins Tuesday’s Senate race in Alabama, I will be shocked. Saddened. Discouraged. The man is a widely proclaimed child molester. A bigot. A racist. A hypocrite. An outlaw who defies the law of the land when it conflicts with his interpretation of God’s word. Who is this self-proclaimed champion of that Old Time Religion? Could he […]
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Democracy under Siege

  You might believe Republicans in Congress would think twice before voting for their utterly cynical tax legislation. Polls show widespread disapproval of the bill. Calling it the tax cuts and jobs act, or something similar, fools nobody. The bill stinks. It punishes the poor and middle class and provides lavish benefits for the rich and corporations. It […]
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Chastising us with Scorpions

  Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. That’s what the Biblical ruler Rehoboam promised the Israelites. And that’s what the Republicans who control America’s government plan to do to us. But they aren’t as honest […]
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Whitewashed Sepulchers

  Surely, we’ve learned by now to be skeptical of those who “protest too much”? From Jesus to Shakespeare,  sages have warned us to be wary of self-righteous, finger wagging  boors. Like Roy Moor. You probably know about Roy Moore. He’s the creepy old man accused of fondling a 14-year-old girl when he was in his […]
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