Making America “Great”

  Trump’s America is fantastic. Jobs aplenty. A soaring stock market. Freedom from red tape. Hardly any taxes. ISIS on the run. Even “clean coal”! And he’s just getting started. Coming soon: brand new roads and bridges, global domination, bipartisan legislation, impregnable military might, incredible trade deals… and more. (He didn’t mention a chicken in […]
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Betrayed by Minions

  When we the people elect minions to represent us, we get betrayed. It’s as simple as that. Devin Nunes for instance. Some misguided voters in California sent him to Congress. I guess they didn’t know he would turn out to be a Trump minion. The survival of our Republic depends on the independence of the three branches of […]
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The True State of the Union?

  There was not much to watch on TV last night. I already knew Roger Federer had won the Australian Open so there was no tennis. Golf was suspended by darkness. And I don’t watch college basketball. Scanning the guide, no movie titles caught my eye. Or Sandra’s. So we let CBS stay on after the […]
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Another Kennedy Emerges

I know it’s kind of superstitious but I couldn’t help feeling a new day might be dawning for America when I learned that another Kennedy is stepping into the political limelight. To me, the Kennedy name is like a talisman. Consider the magic it has wrought in past generations. John, Robert, Ted… names to conjure with… […]
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A Good Role Model? Really?

Don’t the people who say Trump is a good role model know what that means? Or are they so debauched they think their children should emulate a vulgar libertine with no conscience, no moral compass, no restraint? Do the 72 percent of Republicans who responded in that way to a recent poll really want the […]
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The Russians are Winning

  As the Republicans attack the FBI to protect Trump, Putin must be chortling. With the help of Russia and its bots, Americans are tearing their country apart. Manufactured FBI “scandals,” for example, are circulating on right-wing web sites and social media. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions has just ordered an “investigation” into the agency. The “scandals”  […]
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Sports, Politics Don’t Mix

  I was rooting for Tennys Sandgren (at left) in his match against South Korea’s Hyeon Chung (at right) in spite of his alleged alt-right political leanings. I imagine you’re surprised. I don’t usually cut alt-right sympathizers any slack. But sports is about friendly rivalry, not politics.  And Sandgren has had such a tough career that […]
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Poly-Tricks as Usual

  With Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, there is no “government for the people” in America. What Republicans really care about is scoring political points. And they resort to the lowest kind of tricks to do so. With help from Trump, Mitch McConnell and his pals in the Senate have managed to […]
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Peace Through Sports

  You may have heard the story about German and English soldiers suspending hostilities for a soccer match during World War I. I was reminded of that story recently when I heard North Korea is taking part in the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea. I understand the North and South Koreans will march together under a […]
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The Remaking of America

  I believe the government shutdown is part of a revolution currently underway in America. As it progresses, the revolution may or may not be accompanied by violence but – if it succeeds –  it will bring radical change. The pundits I listened to late into the night seemed unaware of this threat. They blamed the Trump regime’s […]
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