Kamala Harris for President

  We Jamaicans are not easily intimidated. Ask Kamala Harris. Or, better yet, ask John McCain. Ask Richard Burr. They were among the Republican senators who tried – and failed – to shut her up during recent committee hearings. She kept talking back. Yes, a woman, a black woman, had the temerity to stand up to her […]
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The Wisdom of the Masses

  The form of government we call democracy relies on the wisdom of voters. But when I read the daily round-up on Yahoo News, I wonder how wise America’s voters really are. This morning for example, I read an item that made me scratch my poor old, bald head. It wasn’t the one about the internet – […]
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Is Racism Contagious?

  I lived in Canada for two decades before coming to America, and I was shocked to read a story this morning about a Canadian woman shouting racist slurs at an elderly Filipino couple on the Vancouver Sky Train. Canadians don’t do that kind of thing. At least, they didn’t when I lived there. So what’s […]
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Trump’s Deplorable Base

  It’s quite clear to me that Trump’s base is essentially racist. And he knows it. His pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio  is the latest evidence of this. Cecilia Wang, deputy director of the ACLU called  Arpaio’s pardon an “endorsement of racism.” And Vanita Gupta, who led the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division under President Obama, […]
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A Warning? Or a Threat?

  When a Trump adviser tells our elected representatives they would endanger their lives if they vote to impeach the president, you have to wonder what’s happening in America. To me, this smells like the kind of extortion tactic used by mobsters. Here’s the headline of a news story I read this morning: Trump adviser Roger Stone […]
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Keeping us in Suspense

  Drop by tiny drop the “leaks” keep coming but why aren’t we hearing some official news from all of those investigations into Russia’s hacking? I would think the facts are easy to uncover. It’s common knowledge that Putin’s hackers stole information from the Democratic Party’s computers and released the damaging stuff they found. And everyone […]
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A Real and Present Danger

  I didn’t tune into Trump’s rally last night. I figured I already knew what he was going to say. And why. So when I read this morning that TV viewers – and CNN’s Don Lemon – were shocked and appalled, I wasn’t surprised. From the reports I read, this was one of Trump’s most “unhinged” […]
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Following the Money

  If you want to find out what’s really going on in politics, it’s a good idea to follow the money. Take Trump’s speech last night. It left the pundits shaking their heads. Why was this vehement, long-time critic of the war in Afghanistan suddenly changing his tune? Why was he now preaching patriotism and promising victory? I […]
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What Does Mercer Want?

  Puzzled by Steve Bannon’s abrupt departure from Trump’s White House? Rachel shed some light on it last night. Watching her MSNBC show, I gathered that Bannon’s secret boss is a billionaire named Robert Mercer and Bannon’s reassignment marks a new tactic in Mercer’s campaign to push Trump – and the country – farther to the […]
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The Politics of Race

  Of all the issues that divide and unite us, race is sadly one of the most powerful. I notice here in Central Florida, for example, that Republican politicians tend to be white and Democrats tend to be black. It doesn’t make sense. But that’s the way it seems to me. I would think a […]
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