Things Fall Apart; the Center Cannot Hold

Reading of riots at the G20 conference in Toronto, worldwide climate change, a looming Depression – not just in the U.S. but in the entire western world – and another ruling by America’s highest court that strikes at the very foundation of civilized society, I cannot keep this W.B. Yeats poem from echoing through my […]
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America’s Ongoing Deal with the Devil

As far as I know, Barack Obama is a decent human being and his administration’s overriding goal is to do the best possible job for the country. But despite the president’s good intentions, the American government still makes deals with the Devil. I suppose the reason they would give is that the exercise of power […]
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America’s Justice System is Basically Corrupt

In America the word justice doesn’t mean what you might think. The country’s justice system is so unjust that I wonder who set it up and why. I could give you dozens of examples – the fact that so many black males are in prison… the absurd plea bargain system… the bail bondsmen industry… the […]
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Here He Comes to Save the Day? Don’t Bet on it!

If President Obama takes the bait and fires General McChrystal, he will be creating the perfect Tea Party candidate for 2012. Think about it: Stan McChrystal (photo above) for president! A tall, rangy, white guy who trash talked that black guy in the White House…  A beer-swilling career soldier who does his job and tells […]
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This Conspiracy Theory is Pretty Wild, But…

A friend sent me an article circulating on the web that warns the United States is planning to invade Jamaica and capture the island’s oil. The author claims the row over Dudus is just a pretext to send troops to the island. www.negrilstories.ca/index.php?pr=Dudus_and_Oil I know, it’s a pretty wild notion. But the article is so […]
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The Unimaginable Looms as Democrats’ Support Wanes

Close your eyes and imagine it’s January 2013 and Sarah Palin is being inaugurated as President of the United States… Or Newt Gingrich… Does that prospect fill you with dread? But it could never happen, right? Who in their right mind would vote for those two – one a nitwit, the other a scumbag? The […]
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The Party of the Rich Wages War Against the Poor

I cannot understand how some people fail to grasp the fact that a class war is raging in America, and that the Republican Party is the flag bearer for the rich in a relentless crusade to squash the poor. I am not just talking about that idiotic congressman’s “apology” to BP. He conceded later that […]
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We, “the Small People,” Have a Champion in Obama

I don’t always agree with the President, but I am convinced of his commitment to the “small people” of America – and the world. And I am very encouraged by his calm display of guts in handling the BP fiasco. When Republicans in Congress blocked an effort to raise the cap on BP’s liability from […]
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