The Trump Manifesto

  Donald trump got serious yesterday, prescribing a hardline trade policy and backing it up with references to precise passages in various agreements. It was his most dangerous campaign speech yet. What he promised is sure to appeal to workers in such states as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. He told those workers their jobs had been […]
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A New Day for Women

  The oppression of women has many aspects. Some are obvious – lower pay than men, for example. But others are masked by centuries-old  cultural traditions – externally imposed standards of morality and demeanor, makeup, hair styles and attire, social interaction, even what they should eat and how they should eat it. How many times are little girls […]
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Now Trump is “Evangelical”?

  So Evangelical leaders are getting behind Donald Trump, are they? What would Jesus say? These sanctimonious Bible thumpers who routinely use the Lord’s name to serve Mammon find no fault in the man. They insist he is fit to be leader of the free world. And their flocks find no contradiction in this alliance. They will […]
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Revolt of the Troglodytes

  I understand that the catastrophic decision to rip Britain out of the EU was the work of “uneducated” voters. And I wonder what else this sad slice of humanity has in store for the world. President Trump perhaps? Do you remember how the Republican candidate celebrated a poll showing his supporters are mostly “uneducated” […]
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Things Fly Apart

It feels as if the fabric of the world is unraveling. Britain has voted to leave the European Union and nobody can foretell what this will mean to the rest of us. Even the New York Times concedes with unaccustomed humility: No one really knows what happens now. So the Brits have leaped off some […]
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A Digital Protest? Really?

  In another time, Americans might be marching on Washington today, massing in front of Congress to support the Democratic sit-in against gun violence. But I know of no  plan to march. Instead I got an invitation – by email of course – to join a “digital protest.” So I won’t have to leave the […]
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Crooked Trump, Not Hillary

  Donald Trump likes to give his opponents derogatory nicknames – Low Energy Jeb, Little Marco, Lyin’  Ted and so on. For the general election, he has come up with Crooked Hillary. His FEC filing has disclosed how ironic this is. Tthere’s crookedness going on all right, but it’s in Trump’s campaign, not Hillary’s. As AlterNet’s Elizabeth Preza […]
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Now it Has to be Warren

Wall Street has given Hillary no choice. Now, she has to pick Elizabeth Warren as her  running mate. By threatening to “cut her off,” if she selects Warren, Wall Street is forcing the Democratic flag bearer to show her true colors. Give in to Wall Street, and she would be telling America that Bernie was right, […]
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Delusions of Grandeur

  I suppose it could happen to you or me too, but it’s sad to see Bernie Sanders get so intoxicated by the cheers of the doting crowds. The 74-year-old also-ran seems to see himself as some kind of prophet called to transform America. He is on a crusade to remake the Democratic Party and […]
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