It Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

As Trump and his Republican pals struggle with the mess they’ve made by promising to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, even they are beginning to see it isn’t going to be easy. In a meeting with the country’s governors yesterday, Trump confessed: Nobody knew it could be so complicated. But it’s only complicated because politicians don’t […]
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“Identity Politics”? You Mean Racism?

I heard a conservative activist at the recent CPAC Conference promoting the concept of “identity politics.” No one in the media asked him to define the term. To  me, it sounds a lot like racism. Tribalism is a basic human instinct. Some would argue it’s  a basic instinct in animal life. You may have heard the old […]
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How Bad is it – Really?

Listening to the heated debate raging in this divided country, the rest of the world must think Americans are spoiled. It’s a debate that presents a distorted view of American society. Donald Trump, for example, talks about the “carnage” in American streets, calls us “losers” and rails against the media. To listen to him, you might […]
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Black Americans and Obama

At the risk of having my opinion dismissed again as “garbage,” I am going to give you my two cents worth on the complaints some black Americans  have against President Obama. Of course President Obama did not meet the expectations of all black Americans.  There may even be some justice in accusations that his administration […]
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Faking out the Media

I like Don Lemon. He seems to be fair and reasonable. But he does have his candid moments. Last night, for example, he told a guest on CNN: If you don’t want to participate in the news stories of this network, then don’t come on and participate. And, moments later, he cut the show short to […]
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A Mad Guy with a Gun?

OK, so the only defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. At least that’s the way you see it if you are a faithful fan of  Western movies or an NRA supporter. But why on earth would anyone want to have a mad guy with a gun show […]
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How about a New Democratic Party?

Back when I was a young reporter at the Toronto Star, Canadians formed a political party designed to protect the interests of the “working class.” At the time, there were two major political parties in Canada – Liberals, who were heavily French Canadian, and Progressive Conservatives, who leaned more toward English Canada. Both were unabashedly […]
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Dump Trump? Not So Fast!

There are many reasons to rid America of the blight inflicted by the recent presidential election. But there’s one equally compelling reason to endure it. Rid the nation of Trump and what have we got? Mike Pence. Trump is a menace, of course, but Pence would be worse. The vice president is a truly dangerous human being. […]
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When Good People Do Nothing

Martin Luther King Jr. is among historical figures who reminded us that: Evil only succeeds when good people do nothing. The world is witnessing evil’s success as Trump and his gang pursue their agenda of plunder and oppression. But it seems this dark cloud might have a silver lining. Good people are awakening to the horror their apathy has […]
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