Just the Ticket for 2016!

Of course I want Hillary to run for President in 2016. Who in their right mind wouldn’t? (No, I don’t think any Republicans are in their right mind these days.) So what about Joe Biden? What about Elizabeth Warren? I think Joe would make a wonderful ambassador. Why not Ireland? Joe’s as Irish as you […]
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Another Threat to World Peace?

While Americans crowd the stores in their annual Black Friday shopping frenzy, storm clouds gather darkly on the global scene. The “breaking news” is China’s declaration of an “air-defense identification zone” over an area of the East China Sea that includes islands claimed by Japan. This move was followed immediately by intrusive flights from the US and […]
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Saying Thanks and Meaning it

Today, Americans say thanks. And (to borrow a line from John Lennon) you know it ain’t easy. Not for me, anyway. I always feel awkward saying thanks. Am I afraid I’ll sound insincere? Or go over the top like Sally Fields in her embarrassingly memorable Academy Awards speech? Hard to tell. And I should be […]
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Let’s Hear it for Vermont!

It was the sun, of course, that brought me to Florida. I just couldn’t stand another dreary winter day in Toronto and I was homesick for the sun-drenched mountains of Jamaica. So, when I slipped on the ice and smacked myself silly (again!), it was the last straw. Within days I had applied for permission to […]
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Threats Against the President Cannot be Taken Lightly

You might think that the cascade of threats against President Obama’s life are just so much hot air, that with the internet and the  proliferation of social media, the threats are coming from anonymous trolls harmlessly letting off steam. But remember what happened in Dallas 50 years ago. Remember what happened at Ford’s Theater in […]
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Surprise! Neither Iranians nor Americans Really Want War

To hear George W. Bush describe Iran as part of “the axis of evil,” and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad refer to America as “the Great Satan,” you might have supposed Iranians and Americans hate each other’s guts and could never co-exist on the same planet. It’s what the warmongers want us to think. But they are wrong. […]
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Lied about and Lied to, the President Still Gets a Lot Done

I don’t always agree with President Obama. I can’t figure out why he is keeping troops in Afghanistan for one thing. And I sigh in exasperation as he persists in seeking some kind of “grand bargain” with recalcitrant Republicans. But I must admit, he has much to be proud of. In this morning’s radio address, […]
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Finish the Job – End Filibuster Abuse in the US Senate

When state senator Wendy Davis wanted to block passage of an outlandish anti-abortion bill in Texas, she stood on her feet for 11 hours and kept talking until her colleagues gave up. It was a classic filibuster like the legendary scene in the movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (above). The Texas law was reintroduced and […]
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Elizabeth Warren Makes Sense

When I consider the likes of Toronto’s crack smoking mayor and that cocaine sniffing congressman from Southwest Florida, I despair for democracy. I am tempted to believe that only the scum of the earth get into politics. And then Elizabeth Warren springs to mind. I don’t know her personally of course, but from what I see […]
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Who is Keeping America at War?

I was stunned to learn from NBC’s Richard Engel on Rachel Maddow’s TV show last night that the United States is closing a deal that will keep thousands of American troops in Afghanistan indefinitely and keep billions of American dollars flowing to the drug lords who rule that God forsaken country. I couldn’t believe that […]
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