“Moderate” Democrats Sneakily Side with the Rich

It seems to me that most Americans regard politics as some kind of game – like football or baseball. They’re fans of one party or the other and vote that way regardless. They treat the whole thing as a professional sport with no real consequences for their lives. But politics is a matter of life […]
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It’s a Modern Monarchy; Time to Move on

To appreciate the value of the wedding we all just witnessed – two billion of us, a third of the people on this earth – we must let go of the bitterness of the past while retaining the precious things we have inherited. A reader commented on my earlier blog (click here to read it): […]
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Plumbing the Depths of Racism in America

So you think the nasty nonsense about President Obama’s birthplace will die away now that he has released his “long-form” birth certificate? Think again. It’s just beginning. Lies and false allegations are flooding the Internet. Books are being published. Bumper stickers are coming off the press. The money-making machine based on absurd conspiracy theories (click […]
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No Good Fruit Can Come from Bad Seeds

The western powers stand exposed before the world as immoral hypocrites. And it serves them right. For centuries, they have pursued a policy of self-serving inhumanity – in Africa, in Latin America and in the Middle East, wherever their business and military interests are involved. If you are a student of history, I invite you […]
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Gabby Giffords is a Shining Example to Us All

Sometimes, there are lessons to be learned from something senseless, something tragic, something so awful our minds can scarcely grasp it. I am talking about the vicious and mindless assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. (Click here to refresh your memory.) And I am thinking of her fighting spirit and the lessons we […]
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Whatever Happened to America’s “Liberal”Media?

Remember when people talked about America’s “liberal media bias”? You don’t hear much along those lines any more. The reason is that there’s nothing liberal about today’s mainstream media in America. Their blatant conservatism is displayed not only in their pro-war propaganda and excessive coverage of melon heads like Michele Bachmann, Tea Party ignoramuses, and […]
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Reflections on Democracy and a Prince’s Wedding

The media frenzy is silly, of course, but I have to admit there’s something appealing about Prince William’s approaching wedding. It’s a modern fairy tale, the real-life equivalent of every little girl’s dream… well not every little girl but you know what I mean. It got me thinking about the monarchy and the centuries of […]
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Who Really Stole America’s Jobs?

I hate to mention Donald Chump. He gets more than enough publicity without my help. But he said something during one of his multitudinous appearances on TV that got me thinking,  something so stupid that I can’t ignore it. He said he would solve the American job-loss problem by warning China he would impose a […]
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The Awesome Power of Decisiveness

It’s a complicated world, and it becomes more complicated every day. Now, more than ever, political decisions are based on incomplete analysis. But however difficult the decision, once a conclusion is reached, action must be unambiguous. There’s a story about Alexander the Great that goes something like this: When Alexander was rampaging across Asia, he […]
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In the U.S., the Real World Copies “Wild West” Movies

I used to enjoy cowboy movies. It’s comforting when the most complicated problems can be solved with a  Colt .45 revolver. But I never thought these simple-minded morality plays reflect real life. Until now. Suddenly, all over America, politicians are reinventing the Wild West. In Florida, for example, a proposal before the Legislature would allow […]
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