Even Those Dumb Democrats May Not be Able to Blow it This Time

You see that “D” next to some of the candidates’ names in U.S. elections? I used to think it stood for “Democrat,” but now I figure it has to stand for “Dumb.” You would think a party that supposedly supports the “little guy” against Big Business, Big Oil, Big Money, Big Bombs and Big Lies […]
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It’s Nice to Learn of U.S. Soldiers Extending a Helping Hand

I came across an item on the Jamaica Information Service web site that made me feel a lot better about the U.S. Armed Forces. You probably won’t read or hear about it anywhere else because the media don’t regard this kind of story as “news.” Not enough drama, I suppose. They would much rather scare […]
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Why Drill, Baby, Drill When There’s a Glut of Oil?

The Florida Legislature, which is dominated by Republicans, recently voted to allow drilling within three miles of the state’s beaches. Gov. Charlie Crist and leaders in the state Senate have so far refused to go along with the idea, but you can bet the fossil fuel companies aren’t about to give up their battle for […]
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Debunking the Twisted Arguments Against Reining in Pollution

A bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives limits carbon emissions, sets renewable energy standards, and invests in energy efficiency. To me, this seems to be a normal, natural measure, and I wonder why it’s been so long in coming. But it will be fiercely opposed. Opponents – mostly Republicans but some Democrats – […]
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As Expected, Nasties Launch a Vicious Attack on Judge Sotomayor

Here they come, fangs bared, bleary eyes bloodshot, venom spewing from every pore. Conservative hacks like Pat Buchanan, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich… the bottom feeders of the American political swamp. This time it’s a 54-year-old Puerto Rican woman they’re after, and they will use every dirty trick in their playbook to try and block her […]
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Stop Worrying. North Korean “Threat” is Just a Bluff

That old “Axis of Evil” guy is at it again, blowing up atom bombs underground and firing his pop-gun missiles into the air. And the media are doing their customary war dance in response. But don’t worry; be happy.  George W. Bush is no longer in the White House so the threat of war is […]
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Let Us Remember the Defenseless Victims of Another Kind of “War”

As Americans pay homage today to the warriors who gave their lives in defense of their country, no one will be talking about the victims of an equally deadly “war” – the brutal abuse of children by vicious, depraved – or in some cases merely thoughtless – adults around the world. But these helpless victims […]
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The Deadly “Puss Logic” of the Neocon Movement

Growing up in Jamaica, I would often hear the phrase “puss logic.”  I suppose the best English translation would be “sophistry.” It means an argument that does not stand up to logical analysis, even if it might seem plausible at first. And as I listen to conservative spokesmen in America today, I find myself increasingly […]
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Another Child Abuse Scandal Rocks the Catholic Church

First, let me disclose my personal relationship with the Catholic Church so you can decide whether my comments in this blog are biased. Back in my youth, I married a lovely Catholic girl and we had two great kids. But I guess I was too young to settle down and one thing led to another… […]
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I’m Beginning to Wonder Whether America Deserves Obama

As I watch American President Barack Obama wrestling with problems that might seem insoluble to less intellectually gifted observers – like me – I wonder at the self destructive zeal with which critics are attacking him. It’s as if he is trying to drain the swamp while a swarm of vicious alligators are snapping at […]
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