McCain Rushes in and Makes a Fool of Himself

There’s no fool like an old fool. Especially a malevolent old fool. And Senator John McCain certainly fits that description. Obviously smarting from his ignominious defeat in the 2008 presidential election, McCain is constantly trying to make President Obama look bad. And he usually winds up with egg on his face. McCain seems to fancy […]
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Holders’ Errors of Judgment Harm Democrats

It may be time for Eric Holder to quit. Fairly or unfairly, he has become an embarrassment to the president. I don’t expect President Obama to “throw him under the bus.” Obama is not running for reelection and can afford to stand by his man. But a lot of Democrats are up for election or […]
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Is Exploiting the Bible Taking God’s Name in Vain?

Pondering the Ten Commandments, I have wondered why it should be a sin to exclaim “Oh my God!” Surely, there must be another interpretation of the admonition against taking the name of the Lord in vain. Of course it’s disrespectful to use the name of the Creator to express shock, frustration, anguish, or whatever. His […]
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While Politicians Fight, the US Drifts toward Disaster

My first-grade teacher at Suthermere Preparatory School in Kingston, Jamaica, read us a¬†poem that illustrates all too accurately what’s going on in American politics today. The story went something like this: five children saw an apple fall from a tree and ran to pick it up. Instead of agreeing to share it, they fought so […]
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The Real Reason MSNBC Ratings Tumbled

I was going to write a blog today about the latest unconscionable plan Republicans have hatched in their vendetta against President Obama. I gather from the headlines in the local paper that they’re going to sabotage the roll-out of Obamacare to “enrage” the public and win the mid-term elections. But I figured what’s new about […]
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Obama Balks at the Use of Unchecked Power

For quite a while, I’ve wondered how a constitutional law professor could feel comfortable with the dangerous powers acquired by the presidency during the Bush regime. Yesterday, I found out he hasn’t been all that comfortable. I’m talking about President Obama, of course. In a historic speech to National Defense University students at Fort McNair […]
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Austerity’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

It’s a small world, after all – as today’s global stock market sell-off demonstrates. News emerged that manufacturing in China is contracting and investors dumped their stocks in Japan, which sent Asian stocks plummeting around the world. It’s a classic example of how the global economy works. Economies are now so interdependent that the health […]
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The Brazen Hypocrisy of Oklahoma’s Senators

Oklahoma Senators James Inhofe and Tom Coburn are shining examples of the shameless hypocrisy that so many Republican politicians exhibit. They can look into the TV camera and say the most contradictory things without blinking or fidgeting. They must think that their listeners are idiots. In her column today, Salon.com editor at large Joan Walsh […]
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When Mother Nature Goes on the Warpath

Sandra and I watched in horror all through the evening and into the night as the carnage of the Oklahoma tornado strike unfolded… CNN showed aerial views of total devastation, and gradually followed with the chilling details…winds exceeding 200 mph…few basements or cellars in which families could seek refuge…a school demolished … A school demolished! […]
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Like a Cornered Rat, Michele Bachmann Bites Back

Of all the obviously crazy kooks on America’s far right, Michele Bachmann (above) gets my vote for craziest. The Minnesota congresswoman looks crazy, acts crazy and comes up with the craziest conspiracy theories you could imagine. So it doesn’t surprise me that she’s right out in front of the current media crusade against President Obama. […]
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