Romney’s Clown Show Keeps Hitting New Lows

They say a man is known by the company he keeps, and the company that presidential candidate Mitt Romney keeps is alarmingly toxic. Romney is weird enough by himself; he sprays insults and condescension in all directions, scoffing at well-intended cookies while traveling in America, lecturing Olympics organizers while traveling in Britain, and denigrating Arab culture […]
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Hidden Danger at Your Dinner Table

I’m all for research to produce crops that grow faster, are more resistant to pests and disease, and more adaptable to adverse weather conditions. I see it as the only way the world’s exploding population will be fed in the future. So when I first read about the alarm over “genetically modified” food, I figured […]
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The Romneys of the World Have No Conscience

I’m sure Mitt Romney wonders why anyone would question his Swiss bank account and the millions he stashed in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. As he reiterates: It’s all quite legal. And in his world, it’s all quite moral. In Romney’s world, there are no countries, no communities, just the very rich and those who […]
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The Primrose Path of Tax-Break Economics

Jamaica is approaching the 50th anniversary of its independence from British rule, and I share in the pride all Jamaicans must feel on such an occasion. But I received an email from my friend Madge Marshall this morning that gave me cause for sober reflection. Attached to Madge’s email was an article from The Economist. Here’s an […]
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Who are Those “Anglo-Saxons,” Anyway?

According to an English newspaper, a Mitt Romney “advisor” declared proudly that: We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have. Romney denies it, of course. Who wouldn’t? But I wouldn’t doubt that Romney or someone in […]
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The Silly, and Deadly,Game of American Politics

The parasites that feed off the American political system are having way too much fun. They’re playing some kind of deadly game in which they one-up each other at the expense of the truth – and the country’s future. Look at those oh-so-clever ads on TV, and ask yourself: What the hell is going on? […]
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A Well Deserved Tribute to the First Lady

In the hard scrabble world of our daily lives, we tend to miss the less obvious but more enduring accomplishments of the Obama presidency. We’re too busy squabbling over taxes and deficits, unemployment figures and the national debt. And then along comes a reminder from pop star Beyonce (above, right), paying tribute to First Lady […]
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Colorado Nightmare Eclipses Quiet Horror in Congress

A monster bursts into a movie theater and sprays a deadly blizzard of bullets into the audience. In the blood-spattered aftermath, 12 lie dead, 59 are injured. The legacy of shock and grief continues. There is no way to overstate the horror. The airwaves will relive it for days, perhaps weeks. Our hearts are broken […]
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Shooting Victims Should Sue the NRA

In America, you can often achieve justice more effectively through the courts than through the political process. Obviously, political opposition to “gun rights” has failed miserably. The National Rifle Association and its sinister allies have intimidated mambers of both major parties. Even when an Arizona congresswoman is gunned down, Congress does not dare to act to stem the […]
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The Bleak Future of “Austerity” is Plain to See

It would be understandable if some Americans bought the “austerity” program touted by the Republicans – if there were no example already in existence to demonstrate its consequences. Not excusable, of course, but at least understandable. There’s a simple minded logic to it. Basically, the argument is that you can’t spend money you don’t have. […]
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