If He Were a White Man…

I can’t help wondering how President Obama would be treated if he were white. I know being a Democrat in the White House – regardless of color – is no picnic. Republicans do everything they can to make your life miserable. But being a black President is something else. I doubt the House of Representatives would […]
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With Friends Like These…

  I keep hearing that Israel is America’s closest ally in the Middle East, but if the Israelis are among the best friends Uncle Sam has, he is in deep trouble. The Israelis are currently heaping derision on the heads of US Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama for one thing. Criticizing Kerry’s […]
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The Bug Man’s Story

Joe the Bug Man comes once a month to poison the myriad pests that bug us here in Central Florida. He’s a stocky, opinionated fellow, who has worked hard all his life and doesn’t see why his taxes should pay for other people to lay about and do nothing except have more and more kids, […]
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Stand up and Fight!

  So New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is under suspicion and it looks as if his hands are dirty. Is nobody to be trusted? I would expect this kind of thing from a Republican but this man is (was?) a shining star in the Democratic Party, son of a political giant, a fearless crusader against […]
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Just the Horrible Facts

  The following excerpt from an AP news report today should need no comment. Surely, the facts speak for themselves: Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as […]
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What You Don’t Know

  There’s an old saying that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. Of course that’s nonsense. What we don’t know could make us placid zombies in a world where nearly all media is falling under the control of a few giant corporations. I bet you didn’t know until now that Rupert Murdoch was making a $76 billion offer […]
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Where Are the Good Guys?

  I wonder how John Kerry is doing these days. I know I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes. He has taken over as US Secretary of State at a weird time. I have never been so confused about world affairs as I am at this moment. So many atrocities and so few sensible […]
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The Obamacare Shocker

  I suppose Obamacare was too tempting a target to resist, but it looks as if the Republicans will regret pinning their election hopes on attacking the new health care law. It turns out that millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, while millions have been left without coverage because their states refused to expand Medicaid […]
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The Centrist Myth

  Judging from the polls, most people consider themselves “moderates.” In their minds, they occupy the sensible center, neither too far left nor too far right. And I bet they have no idea what they’re talking about. I have news for them. There is no sensible center. You’re either right or wrong. Where is the center […]
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Post Office Banks? Why Not?

When I was a boy in Jamaica, I used to get a blank sheet at the Post Office and fill it up one by one whenever I had a penny to spare to buy a stamp. When the sheet was full, I turned it in at the post office and had the total amount of the […]
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