This is How the World Ends? Elect Romney and See!

It’s a picture-perfect day here in Central Florida. It was chilly in the early morning, below 50 degrees F.¬† But now the sun is lighting up the bright yellow flowers in the garden and glancing off the tombstones that the church next door put up for their Halloween event. The high today will be in […]
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Romney Still Wants to End Federal Disaster Aid

While Republican governors of devastated states – New Jersey’s Chris Christie, for one – give thanks for President Obama’s help in their time of need, Republican candidate Mitt Romney stubbornly insists the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be disbanded. Romney first made the comment in a 2011 primary debate, when he was trying to appeal […]
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Voting Turned out to be Quite an Adventure

As duly authorized citizens of the land of the free and the home of the brave, Sandra and I set out this morning to cast our ballots. Election Day is a week away – November 6 – but because there are so many voters in America and so few voting facilities, most states have early-voting […]
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Each Vote Still Counts – even in a Rigged Election

Long, long ago, when the elders of the tribe gathered to choose a new leader, they often “cast lots.” Many centuries have come and gone since then, and more sophisticated methods have emerged. Today, some American states even employ electronic voting machines. But the results still might depend on the luck of the draw – […]
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The Moment of Truth is Here at Last

My ears are ringing from the rhetoric and my eyes are stinging from those nasty TV ads. Poll numbers dance in my overwrought brain. My blood is boiling with indignation over the insults to my intelligence and the audacity of the lies I have been asked to accept. But relief is at hand. Early voting […]
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Obama Gets the Nod from a Great Jamaican

If there are any Jamaican-born Americans – or their children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren – who are wondering whether President Obama deserves a second term,¬†take this news flash to heart: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a great American general and statesman and one of Jamaica’s most-honored sons, has endorsed the U.S. president. General Powell […]
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Rape Pregnancies are God’s Will? I Don’t Think So!

I do not profess to know the will of God. As the old hymn puts it, our Creator is: Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible, hid from our eyes. But I am confident that rape – and pregnancies resulting from rape – are not God’s will. And I shudder at the false theology […]
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Hollywood Should Come Calling after the Election

If Mitt Romney loses the election, he should consider embarking on a new career – in Hollywood. He gave a boffo acting performance last night. Barack Obama was obviously acting, too. And, as usual, he showed a lot of star quality. But Mitt does characters better. In the first debate, he was Moderate Mitt, denying […]
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What Could I Possibly Learn from Tonight’s Debate?

The airwaves are atwitter about tonight’s foreign policy debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. But I can’t imagine why. If there are any American voters left who don’t already know what the two presidential candidates will say, I doubt they would be able to find their way to the right polling station next month. […]
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Romney Owns the Machines that Count the Votes

Flashback to an earlier election scandal: In 2004, in the dead of election night, an electronic swing of more than 300,000 votes switched Ohio from the John Kerry column to George W. Bush, giving him a second term. A virtual statistical impossibility, the 6-plus% shift occurred between 12:20 and 2am election night as votes were […]
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