Bipartisanship Might Sound Good But it is Really Undemocratic

I don’t watch “Meet the Press” on NBC now that Tim Russert is gone. David Gregory is no Tim Russert. But I happened on the program recently as I idly clicked my TV remote, and I saw David Axelrod’s earnest countenance, so I paused to visit. And what I heard troubled me greatly. “Just this […]
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Another Disheartening Peek Inside the Politics Game

My representative in the United States House of Representatives is a 65-year-old woman named Ginny Brown-Waite. Whenever I sign one of those petitions asking Congress to vote for pro-environmental legislation or some other “good cause,” I get an email from this woman explaining at length why she is against it and why I should be, […]
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I Hate to Say This But We Can’t Do Much About Iranian Savagery

If we lived in a just world, those frowsy-looking Iranian mullahs would be strung up by their thumbs and horsewhipped (or worse), a democratic government would be installed in Iran, and an international group would be appointed to ensure no nuclear weapon is ever developed there. Furthermore, that tinpot despot in North Korea would be […]
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What’s Going on in the Democratic Party? Have We Been Betrayed?

The U.S. House of Representatives passed comprehensive climate change legislation yesterday, which did not surprise me. What leaves me stunned and furious is that 44 Democrats voted against the bill. What in tarnation is going on? Sandra and I did not send our few dollars to help elect so-called Democrats who, once in Congress, cynically […]
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Goodbye Michael. You Were More Sinned Against Than Sinning

I was not a Michael Jackson fan. I don’t think I have ever listened to “Thriller.” But I couldn’t escape reading and hearing about the “King of Pop” over the years. And I remember with fondness the littlest member of the Jackson Five, who was so full of zest, so nimble and so appealing. Someone […]
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Exploiting the Pain and Shame of an Illicit Affair

I cannot bear to watch that wretched South Carolina governor being ridiculed and shamed on television. And I will not yield to temptation and use him as an example of the general depravity of Republican politicians. Not that I fail to grasp the irony of the Republican Party’s self-righteous preaching about “family values.” Not that […]
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No Shortcuts in Iranian Struggle for Human Rights

The massive demonstrations in Iran have set off a frenzy among the hawks of the world who seem to believe that violence can be the antidote for violence. These hawks are impatient, unschooled people who have refused to learn the lessons of history. Rarely does violence bring good results. True victory is won in the […]
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Candid Legislator Defines Republican Party’s Philosophy

If you’ve ever seen a movie or play about Victorian England – or read one of Charles Dickens’ masterpieces – you should know what the ideal Republican state would look like. Remember Oliver Twist asking for a second helping at the orphanage? The response was incredulous. A second helping? Had the child gone mad? That’s […]
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More Evidence that the Bank Bailout Was a Daring Daylight Robbery

With the blood bath in Iran and the sabotage of health care reform in the U.S. dominating the news, the biggest bank robbery ever perpetrated has faded from the front pages. But a recent item in the Guardian newspaper (in the United Kingdom) provides a reminder of the $700 billion-plus scam. Here’s an excerpt: Staff […]
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Corporate Media Can No Longer Afford “Liberal” Veneer

Remember the Washington Post of the Watergate years? Can you imagine an issue of that newspaper showcasing neocons like Charles Krauthammer, that Halloween-mask ugly (inside and out) warmonger? Or David Ignatius, the CIA spokesman and war supporter who is demanding that Obama refuse to negotiate with the Iranian regime? Or Bush CIA and NSA Director […]
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