I Bet Charlie Crist Will Win that Florida Senate Seat

Although I usually vote for any candidate with a D next to his or her name, I am a registered Independent, and I sometimes have differences of opinion with politicians who call themselves Democrats. Take Ben Nelson, the senator from Nebraska who helped sabotage health care reform and extorted special Medicaid subsidies for his state […]
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Beware Those Fake “Grassroots” Organizations

The latest tactic in America’s class warfare is the creation of “grassroots” organizations that promote the interests of wealthy special interests to the detriment of the general public. It’s at best confusing and at worst misleading, and in a country where most people are poorly informed about politics, it can cause a lot of harm. […]
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Fear and Loathing on Wall Street

You’ve probably heard about the Wall Street scandal, and you probably understand it as well as I do: Some really, really slick guys tricked a bunch of investors into buying securities that were designed to go bust while they made money by betting against the securities. At least that’s what they’ll be talking about on […]
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Illegal Immigration is No Excuse for Racism

No one in their right mind would defend the practice of entering the United States – or any other country – illegally. It’s as unlawful as breaking into someone’s home. And, obviously, the United States government should put an end to the importation and exploitation of undocumented workers. The reason it’s been going on for […]
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Walking in the Garden on Earth Day 2010

As they might say on television, it’s a beautiful sunny day here in Lakeland, Florida. Some azaleas are still flowering and the lilies have popped up in our garden, bright and cheerful. We lost a lot of plants to the worst series of freezes anyone hereabouts can remember, but we have finally got the dead […]
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American Women Still Aren’t Paid as Much as Men

My sister-in-law, Faye, was aghast a few weeks ago when I told her women in America don’t get paid as much as men for the same jobs. She’s a former human rights officer in Ontario, and she declared Canadians would never put up with that kind of discrimination. I was reminded of Faye’s incredulous reaction […]
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A Reminder of Mankind’s Fragile Future

There’s a subtle irony in recent TV images of gun toting Tea Baggers in America, accompanied by those dense clouds of ash floating over Europe. To hear them talk, the Tea Baggers are intent on protecting themselves and their families from imagined assaults by the Obama-led federal government. They are ready for those black helicopters, […]
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Charges Begin in the Great Bank Bailout Heist

If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know I am convinced the financial collapse of 2008 and the subsequent bank bailout was an elaborate scheme to defraud investors and taxpayers. And you know I predicted that people would go to prison as a result. And if you’ve been reading the news you know financial giant […]
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