Don’t Go, Hillary! We Really, Really Need You!

I know you must be absolutely exhausted, Hillary. And I can only guess how frustrated you must feel. But you can’t quit now. Reconsider your plan to take it easy for awhile before, possibly, running for President in 2016. Stay a little longer. You are the best Secretary of State America has ever had, possibly […]
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Talk of an “Underclass” Shows You Have No Class

I was taught that America was a classless society, in which “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights.”  That was then, I guess, and this is now. In a society based on class, all men are not created equal. Some are born into wealth and privilege; others are trapped […]
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I Cannot Resist the Urge to Judge these Men

I am admonished not to judge my fellowman lest I, too, get the judgment I deserve. But it is impossible for me to withhold judgment of the CEOs involved in the “Fix the Debt” campaign, Surely, these men deserve to burn forever in the Ninth Level of Hades (illustration above, bottom row). They are obscenely […]
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The Republicans are Trying to Trick us – Again

Barack Obama is nobody’s fool, so why does he seem so susceptible to Republican trickery? He is like Charlie Brown in the comic strip, forever trying – and failing – to kick Lucy’s football. Across America, we stood for hours – some of us for seven or eight hours – in the cold and the rain, […]
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Who is to Blame for the Bangladesh Tragedy?

When you crowd 1,500 workers into a sweatshop with too few exits, setting them up behind jerry-rigged sewing machines amid a cloud of fabric dust (photo above, right), you shouldn’t be surprised if a fire breaks out, killing dozens of them and injuring dozens more as they struggle to escape the inferno. It’s a chance […]
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The Mysterious Magic of the Golden Calf

The headline in today’s local newspaper trumpeted the triumph of our annual shopping orgy. Once again, our friends and neighbors let their inner lust for consumption loose, feeling free to behave badly – often very badly – in pursuit of The Bargain. Scanning the Internet this morning, I see Black Friday was a success all […]
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Let’s end the Afghan “Drug War” to Curb the Deficit

While House Speaker John Boehner wants to repeal Obamacare as part of deficit reduction negotiations, America is wasting countless billions on a futile “drug war” in Afghanistan. It’s enough to make American taxpayers furious. Especially as the real beneficiaries of the “drug war” are private contractors like the infamous Blackwater crew that made a fool […]
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Bleak Thanksgiving for Many American Workers

As American families gather to give thanks today, 18,000 Hostess employees are wondering where their next paycheck is coming from. The collapse of the company they worked for has left them out on the street. Venture capitalists bought the venerable “Twinkies”  producer, milked it dry and left it burdened by unmanageable debt. The union representing […]
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Cliff or No Cliff, I Don’t Plan to Die Anytime Soon

Those sneaky Republicans are using me as an excuse to gut Social Security. They blame me for the country’s economic problems because I’ve lived so long. Well, you can tell Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and the rest of the Republican gang that I refuse to die. Not for now, anyway. They will just have to […]
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Why is Anyone Still Listening to John McCain?

John McCain is all over the TV – again. This time he is trying to drum up a scandal over the  Benghazi tragedy, comparing it (absurdly) to Watergate and somehow finding that it’s all Susan Rice’s fault. And, of course, his pal Lindsey Graham (I wish he would change his last name) is backing him […]
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