Comey’s Bombshell is a Dud

  To anyone with a grain of sense, Hillary’s latest email “scandal” is absurd. This wretched Republican ploy to save Trump at the last minute is so obvious that I doubt any voters but  diehard Trump supporters will pay attention to it. During my newspaper days, I was always met with silence from law enforcement officers when […]
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Freezing in a Warming World

  Brace yourself for a flurry from the climate change deniers this winter. According to a recently released study, parts of North America are in for bitter cold. And you know the scoffers will use the freezing weather to mock those of us alarmed by the warming of the world. They don’t understand how climate change works. […]
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Scams are a Major Industry

  Is it just me, or do you get those phone calls from various faraway places warning you that your computer is messed up? The person on the phone – who claims to be a “Windows Technical Department” employee – wants you to let them control your computer remotely so they can show you all the […]
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Fixing Obamacare

  When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law six years ago, it was a historic achievement, but it was based on a bargain that has not been kept. President Obama did not have the support in Congress for a government-run health care system. Even some of his own Democrats opposed that proposal. So he […]
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Yes!!! The Women are Voting!

  Sandra and I just voted. Early voting in our part of Florida started yesterday. There was quite a crowd at the Polk County government complex on Parker Street, and I noticed something encouraging. There were a lot of women. Old women, young women, middle-aged women, handicapped women, some barely able to drag themselves to the […]
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A “Progressive” No More?

I used to think of myself as a Progressive. I think the rich should help the poor, the strong should help the weak, the young should help the old, the law should protect us all equally… I am totally in favor of a government-run health care system. I think utilities, insurance, criminal justice, the post […]
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Inheriting a Hornet’s Nest

As  the nastiest election campaign in US history mercifully comes to an end, I am left wondering how much damage has been done to the political system and what can be done to fix it. It looks as if Hillary will be President, and the Democrats will pick up seats in Congress. But that doesn’t mean […]
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The Truth about Abortion

  No doubt about it, abortion can be a grisly business. But it is a fact of life. Sometimes the mother’s health – even her life – is at risk. Sometimes the fetus is damaged beyond repair. Sometimes the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. And sometimes a woman simply does not want to give […]
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Trump’s Last Hurrah

Trump went out swinging, leaving one last headline as the epitaph for his bizarre campaign. I haven’t read the papers but I bet they will all be agog over his refusal to say he will accept the election’s result if he loses. An insult to our democracy, the pundits at MSNBC and CNN declared. Unprecedented. Shocking. And […]
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Why Have Another Debate?

  I dread tonight’s “debate.” And I wonder why we the people are being subjected to another of these slugfests. Surely we know by now what the candidates think of each other? In a word, Hillary considers Trump “unfit.” Trump views Hillary as “crooked.” Do we really need to rehash Trump’s sleazy sexual history? Haven’t […]
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