A Toxic Supreme Court

  The US Supreme Court has once again demonstrated its dangerous political and religious bias. In a majority decision, the court has ruled that a company may deny birth control coverage to employees if the company’s  owners believe birth control is against God’s law. This clearly violates the constitutional separation of Church and State and nudges America closer […]
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Give the Kids Asylum!

In the blizzard of words set off by thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the US border from Mexico, the sanest analysis comes from the United Nations. The kids are refugees, most of them anyway, the UN points out in a new report. Of course they’re refugees. And of course they should be treated as refugees […]
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Welcome Back Tiger!

  So he shot 74 yesterday, so what? It’s good to have him back. Even a faltering Tiger is better than no Tiger at all. Maybe now the TV audiences will come back. Viewers evaporated during his absence. This year’s US Open. which was won by Martin Kaymer, attracted the sparsest audience in a long, […]
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John Boehner’s Bluff

House Speaker John Boehner says he is going to sue President Obama. For what exactly? For… well, he will figure that out later, but it will have something to do with executive orders and not implementing laws passed by Congress. Of course it’s a bluff. You know and I know that under the Constitution you must […]
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What’s “Food,” Anyway?

  At boarding school back in Jamaica, we usually had oatmeal porridge at breakfast. Unfortunately, the school was far in the mountains, way beyond the existing power lines at that time, and there was no refrigeration. So, by mid-term, the stored oatmeal would be invaded by weevils. I can still see those tiny white weevils in […]
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Don’t Blame Walmart

I don’t often shop at Walmart. It’s laid out in the most haphazard fashion and its products are not always reliable. Sometimes they work out OK; sometimes  not so much. (And Sandra won’t eat their groceries.) But I think the current crusade against the retail giant is unfair. Sure, Walmart employees are paid little and […]
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When Children Invade

  Unaccompanied children are swarming into America across the Mexican border. They come from such impoverished  Latin America countries as Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. U.S. authorities estimate the number of those children will total between 60,000 and 80,000 this year, and the surge has prompted federal authorities to turn three military bases into shelters. […]
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A Sense of Entitlement

  Once again, a Republican politician is being accused of misconduct. This time, it’s Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who’s in trouble. He is accused of “criminal” behavior in his 2011 and 2012 campaigns. Why do Republicans seem so prone to this kind of scandal? I think the reason is a sense of entitlement. I am […]
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Renaming the Redskins

What would Americans do without Twitter? The online social networking and microblogging service is filling the vacuum created by a dormant Congress. Everyone – including the President qnd other national leaders – posts a tweet to provide vital information or air their views now. Twitter has become the national forum, where the people’s problems are […]
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