The Bogus Bogeyman

  I am puzzled by the fuss over that pact with Iran. Do crfitics of the deal really think the fine print matters? Do they really believe the Iranians would go to the trouble of developing a nuclear weapon on the sly when they have so much to gain from trade with the world’s richest economies? And […]
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What’s Happened to Canada?

  For years I’ve bragged about Canada to my American-born wife, extolling the common-sense efficiency with which America’s northern neighbor is run. Now, I am afraid I might have to eat my words. I just got my monthly deposit from Canada.gov, and I am reeling from the shock. The Canadian dollar is worth only 76.70 cents US. That’s the lowest exchange […]
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Give Us Your Scum?

Now I know what Americans – a significant number of them anyway – think of people like me. I’m hurt and I’m furious. I came to America with stars in my eyes. After the required five years as a landed immigrant, I stood in the Tampa Court House and swore allegiance to the flag of […]
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Smearing Hillary

  The latest attempt to smear Hillary Clinton makes me wonder who might be behind it and how powerful they must be. In case you missed it, here’s what happened. The New York Times – yes the New York Times! – ran a story a couple of days ago reporting that a criminal inquiry was being “sought” […]
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Save the Bees!

  If we continue to destroy the world’s bees, we will destroy ourselves. Bees are vital to the agricultural cycle. They flit from one blossom to another, pollinating the plants that feed us. Yet – in America at least – politicians are reluctant to ban the poison that has already wiped out so much of the […]
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Hooray for the Reggae Boyz!

  Little Jamaica continues to amaze.  With a population smaller than some American cities, Jamaica has beaten the mighty US to reach the Gold Cup final.  It’s the first time in Gold Cup history that a Caribbean island team has achieved this remarkable feat. Now, it’s on to the championship for the Reggae Boyz. They will […]
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Forget Donald Trump

  The American media are playing with our heads. They know Donald Trump has no chance of winning the Republican nomination. And they know that if by some miracle he did, he would have zero chance of being elected President. Covering this clown as if he were a genuine contender for the nation’s highest office is […]
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Fire Major Garrett!

  CBS should fire Major Garrett. This lame excuse for a news reporter clearly crossed the line at President Obama’s televised press conference on Wednesday. The way he phrased a “question” about Iran was unacceptable, and he must have known it. Garrett (above) asked the President to explain why he was “content” with leaving four Americans imprisoned in the Islamic Republic […]
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Honey or Vinegar? We’ll See

  There’s an old saying that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Obviously, that’s what President Obama believes, as his historic deal with Iran so clearly demonstrates. Is it true? Is it true all the time? Or only sometimes? And, if only sometimes, is it true this time? Only time will tell. If Iran abides […]
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Watch Out for Walker!

  If ever there was an enemy of the American worker it is Scott Walker. This militant right-winger has made a career of pandering to the rich and powerful and destroying workers’ rights in his state. Now he wants to bring his reptilian style to the White House. Walker is the kind of guy you instinctively […]
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