More Evidence of the Grab for Public Services

So you don’t believe me.  You think I crossed the line when I pointed to the Post Office “crisis” as just another example of a massive raid on government assets. That’s why, I suppose, nobody commented on my last blog. And that’s why the predators get away with their looting. People just can’t believe anyone […]
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Now, Predators are Targeting the Postal Service

If you’re wondering what the Republicans and their pals are really up to, you might want to read about the crusade being waged to dismantle and privatize the United States Postal Service. Click here for the story. You’ve watched political predators go after Social Security and Medicare. You’ve seen them sabotage attempts to curb the […]
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Look Out, America! All Hell is Breaking Loose

Sitting here in my den, looking out at the sunlit trees and the sliver of lake that I can glimpse through the oak trees,  the world seems like a quiet place. But open the email in-basket and things change in a hurry.  It’s getting pretty wild out there. All over the world, turmoil reigns. It’s […]
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“Bad” Grammar is African-American? Aw, C’mon!

As a reporter for many, many years, I have had to decide over and over and over again whether to “clean up” quotes.  I nearly always did. I would reproduce a quote phonetically only if there was some point to be made by doing so. My reason? Nobody – not you, not I, not the […]
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U.S. Congress at a Standstill Until the Next Election

The British parliamentary system, which has been adopted throughout the Commonwealth, requires the ruling party to resign and call a new election if the opposition defeats a major piece of its policy legislation. America’s “checks and balances” system allows for no such relief. Like a bad Catholic marriage, the major parties remain in unholy deadlock […]
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Amid Fact and Fantasy, I Just Go Blogging On

Sometimes I think I might know a little bit about what’s going on, and then I realize I really don’t know nuthin’ about nuthin’. How can I make any sense of life when I am surrounded by an impenetrable fog of misinformation? I am not talking about the Republican debates that are infesting television lately. […]
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Battling Bernie Fights to Beef up Social Security

If Bernie Sanders supports a cause, I probably will, too. The Vermont congressman is one of the few politicians I trust. I believe the guy is in politics for the country’s good, not for his own enrichment. So when he asked Americans to get behind his bill to lift the Social Security Payroll tax cap, […]
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Media Blackout Muffles “Liberal” Protests

Back in the Sixties and Seventies, before wealthy conservatives launched a massive crusade to reshape political thought in post-Vietnam America, the ongoing Wall Street protests would have been all over the news. Not today. Today, you will read and hear ad nauseam  about the “controversial” fate of convicted cop killer Troy Davis and the release […]
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Is This the Dawning of America’s “Arab Spring”?

What on earth do they mean when Republicans accuse the president of “class warfare”? Do they really believe Barack Obama invented the war between the economic classes in America? Do they think he could stop it if he wished? Do they think there was a time when the classes were not at war? With each […]
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They Can’t Sell Ideas so They’ll Savage the President

Here it comes, folks, the avalanche of “negative publicity” targeting President Obama. You were expecting it, weren’t you? The Republicans have nothing to sell voters so they are resorting to their favorite strategy. In logic, it’s called ad hominem, and it’s a tactic as old as time.  When your arguments fail, you launch a personal […]
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