A Cowardly Congress

  Shame on you, Bob Corker (in picture, right)! Shame on you, Marco Rubio (in picture , left)!  Shame on you for deciding to vote for the tax bill, after all. And shame on all of you spineless Republicans in Congress for supporting this repulsive piece of legislation. The bill steals from working Americans to reward […]
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The Threat of Wedge Issues

  If we really examine our hearts, I doubt that any of us likes abortion. It’s a sad subject, with delicate implications that vary from case to case. Obviously, there are logical arguments on both sides of the issue, and those who take the arguments to militant extremes are making mischief. This kind of disagreement should […]
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Too Debased for the Base

  Yes, Alabama, you’re better than many of us thought. You refused to stoop to conquer. Not that low, anyway. Not as low as Trump and Bannon (photo) would have you stoop. Not to the level of the likes of Roy Moore  For the first time in decades, Alabama, you voted a Democrat into the US Senate last […]
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Ugly Blast from the Past

  It’s been a long, long time since I heard anyone protest that some of their best friends are Jews. But what else would you expect from Roy Moore’s wife? The Moores are relics from an ugly past, when white supremacy was taken for granted and Jews were often shunned. Yes Jews. Now, Jews are […]
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Is Mind Control Working?

  The Third World was supposed to learn from the developed nations. Patronizingly called “the White Man’s Burden,” it was considered the duty of “civilized” countries to show “primitive” cultures the path to fairness and decency, and all the other virtues credited with creation of advanced civilizations. But the times have changed. And the tables have turned. […]
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In the Name of God? Really?

If Roy Moore wins Tuesday’s Senate race in Alabama, I will be shocked. Saddened. Discouraged. The man is a widely proclaimed child molester. A bigot. A racist. A hypocrite. An outlaw who defies the law of the land when it conflicts with his interpretation of God’s word. Who is this self-proclaimed champion of that Old Time Religion? Could he […]
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Shredding the Safety Net

  Bernie Sanders (and others) are sounding the alarm. They see the Republican tax “reform” as the first step in attacking the social safety net. Here’s how it works. First, Congress gives the rich and corporations a massive tax cut that sends the national deficit soaring into the trillions. Then they use the deficit as a pretext […]
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The “Undeserving Poor”

  Republican Senator Chuck Grassley recently defended his party’s unpopular tax reform bill by reviving the Victorian myth of “the undeserving poor.” He said the proposed tax changes would reward Americans who invest their money “as opposed to those that are just spending every penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.” You […]
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Abandoning Sick Kids

It s becoming clear to me that the Republicans controlling Congress aren’t merely misguided but deliberately evil. They are cutting off medical aid to millions of sick kids just in time for Christmas. Obviously chagrined over their failure to kill Obamacare, they are letting the Children’s Health Insurance Program die. The program, which was introduced by Ted Kennedy in 1997, expired on Sept. 30. and has not […]
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Here Comes the Boom

  With Mike Flynn spilling the beans, Trump’s days in the White House are numbered. Unless… It’s the “unless” that scares me. This is not a sane human being. This is Trump. And he is capable of anything, however unthinkable, to avert his exposure and disgrace. So how can he head off Robert Mueller’s damning […]
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