I Don’t Get the Point of the Zimmerman Defense

George Zimmerman has every right to fight as hard as he can for acquittal. But his defense attorneys baffle me. What on earth are they trying to prove? By embarrassing witnesses like Rachel Jeantel, what facts do they change? I don’t think any of the following facts are in dispute: Police told Zimmerman not to […]
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As America Changes, the GOP goes in Reverse

An old ditty is echoing in my brain today. It goes something like this: “When the race was run that day, Sparkplug went the other way. Barney Google with the goo-goo-googley eyes.” I don’t remember the rest of it. My mother sang it to me when I was a very tiny tot. But I know […]
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Liberty and Justice for Some, not All – Still

The pledge of allegiance suggests that the United States, a nation “under God,” is a land where everyone must be treated equally. And the words of the national anthem echo that ideal with the promise to create a hard-won “land of the free.” Surely, if any nation should hold civil liberties sacred, it is America. […]
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Snowden is No Hero; He’s a Traitor to his Country

Think what you like about the Obama Administration. Insist the president was born in Kenya if you want to make a fool of yourself. Whisper conspiracy theories about his supposedly Muslim roots and socialist agenda if it makes you feel “in the know.” Even paint lurid pictures of a Big Brother government spying on us […]
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The Sheer, Unmitigated Ugliness of Rand Paul

I try not to dislike anyone, but some people simply make my skin crawl. It’s not just that I disagree with their ideas; it’s more than that. I dislike them personally. I try not to wish them ill but I would shed no tears if they accidentally stepped in front of a train some dark […]
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Why Blog about Golf? It’s Just a Game. Isn’t it?

Here I am this morning, fresh from yesterday’s mind bending foray into the world of high finance, getting set to write another blog about golf. But this time you can blame my wife. It was Sandra who insisted I write about the lessons we might learn from the unlikely drama that unfolded on the TPC […]
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One World Government? It’s Already Here.

The crazy right’s darkest fears include fantasies of a New World Order in which America’s “national sovereignty” is lost. From that premise comes visions of black helicopters, underground prisons and other scenarios from science-fiction totalitarianism. But like so many dire predictions of the past, this is never going to happen. There’s no need. One World […]
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Fat Subsidies while Food Stamps Cut? You Betcha!

You might think that even Republicans – some anyway – couldn’t stomach the merciless attack on food stamps proposed in the House of Representatives. The  2013 Farm Bill, which was defeated in a stunning upset yesterday, included a $2 billion reduction in the Farm Bill’s annual allocation for  food stamps – and, adding insult to […]
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What’s Really Happening with the Dreaded Sequester?

Scanning the news of the day, you’re likely to read about the latest (unconstitutional) Republican bill banning abortion (again) or repealing Obamacare (already established by the Supreme Court as the law of the land) and – of course – some trumped up scandal about Big Brother government or IRS malice or whatever other lurid fiction Rep. […]
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In the Search for New Energy, What about Methane?

Ask anyone : methane stinks. I grew up in Jamaica and we sometimes raised a pig or two. So I was surprised when I read that Jamaican pig farmers were trapping the waste from their pens and using the methane it generated to fuel their homes. How could they cook their food with that smelly […]
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