“Tracing” Donald Trump

  If Donald Trump becomes President, I will blame the media. He is entirely their creation. Not a day goes by that his apoplectic face doesn’t appear on TV, especially on those cable “news” channels, where he is featured over and over all day long. Do you have any idea what they see in this […]
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The Evangelical Extremists

  The Founding Fathers took the trouble to separate the state from religion in the US Constitution, but a resurgent political movement seems determined to turn the country into a theocracy. I am not talking about Islamic extremists who would impose Shariah law, although I am sure they exist in America as they do in other countries. I […]
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In My Crystal Ball

  The year 2016 is almost upon us and to me it means one of the most crucial election campaigns in America’s history is entering the home stretch. So much is at stake. This election could set America on the path to social and economic justice – or on a slippery slope toward a feudal state. […]
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The Sinister Saudis

  You might feel heartened to learn that Saudi Arabia is leading a Muslim alliance to join the West’s war on ISIS. But I fear that having the Saudis as allies is like clutching a viper to your breast. The Saudis are among the most extreme of Islamic extremists and have spent billions sponsoring the spread of jihad. Throughout […]
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Is Nothing Private?

  Whether we like it or not, we must live in the body God gave us. And that body has certain natural functions. You would think that everybody would have figured this out by now. So why is Hillary’s bathroom break such big news? Her tardiness in returning to the debate stage the other night […]
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Playing to the Penny Section

  You’ve probably never heard it but there’s a song called “Rudie Don’t Care.” I heard it in a Jamaican documentary a while back. It’s one of a whole genre of reggae music celebrating the exploits of “rude boys” – as Jamaican gang members are known. An article published in the Daily Gleaner a few […]
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Healing a Sick World

  It’s embarrassing, of course, when the wrong winner is announced at a beauty pageant.  And the fact that in the year 2015 beauty pageants still exist is also discouraging. But what was really shameful was the outburst of racism triggered by Steve Harvey’s blunder. The N word was on full display on Twitter after Harvey apologized for announcing […]
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As Christmas Approaches

  At this time of year, those of us who have the time – who are not too busy ducking bombs and dodging bullets, or scavenging for scraps in some failed state or dreary refugee camp – can look back on the past and ponder the future. No, I am not going to list the […]
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Burying the Good News

  Public relations pros know that if you have to release a piece of bad news, you should do it on a weekend when the press – and apparently the public – isn’t paying attention. And if you really want to escape notice, time your release to coincide with a big event that is sure […]
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