From Bad to Worse

  Trump has made some weird nppointments since becoming president last year, but  he has outdone himself by selecting Johns Bolton (photo) as his new national security adviser. Even Trump should have known better. As Jimmy Carter observed on TV Monday night, Bolton is Trump’s worst mistake yet. Bolton is such an extremist that in 2005, […]
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May the Force be with Them

  I was surprised and impressed by the three young ladies on Rachel’s show last night. They made me revise my view of American education and they revived my hope for America’s future. Emma Gonzalez, Jaclyn Corin and Sarah Chadwick, survivors of the recent horror at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Southern Florida, discussed […]
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The Dragon on the Prowl

  Napoleon Bonaparte warned more than two centuries ago: Let China sleep, for when the dragon awakes, she will shake the world But the world didn’t listen.  Driven by greed, Western powers found China’s allure irresistible. Over the years, western intrusions helped spawn Communism, which has morphed into a ruthlessly effective hybrid political system, accompanied by robust economic growth. Now, the dragon […]
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The Company Trump Keeps

  My mother told me a man is known by the company he keeps. And Trump attracts the sorriest human beings on the planet. Anthony Scaramucci, that comical caricature of a “made man,” immediately comes to mind. But he is not the worst liar or the biggest crook. Who is the worst liar (after Trump […]
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United We Stand? Sadly, No.

  This is no longer the United States of America. Any claim to unity among the 50 US states is laughable. Election results and polls repeatedly show that some states belong in modern America and other states belong somewhere else. The Trump Administration’s all-out war on California shows how hopelessly divided we are. It’s time to face reality. […]
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How Much is Enough?

As Trump (aka  David Dennison) commits one outrage after another, I wonder when his minions in Congress will finally decide they’ve had enough. The more I learn about this president the more inclined I am to suspect he is a pawn of the Russian mob. His links to American organized crime are well documented, and his […]
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Power to the Kids!

  When I saw those TV scenes of schoolchildren protesting against gun violence in America and listened to their leaders being interviewed, I dared to hope that democracy might survive after all. Even if you do not believe, as I do, that the sale of military grade weapons should  be regulated much more strictly, you must have […]
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Walling off America

Trump is forging ahead with plans for a wall to keep out Mexicans, examining prototypes and seeking funds from Congress for the project. (I know, he promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but you know what his promises are worth.) He has also signed an executive order calling for the creation of “a contiguous, physical wall […]
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Trump’s White Tide

  Sandra and I watched part of Trump’s rambling, self-aggrandizing rant on CNN Saturday night, and I was disheartened by the sea of white faces behind him. These people didn’t care what he said, they believed it. They loved it. They loved him. They  would vote for him again in a heartbeat. Is this America […]
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A Lesson from the Links

  Golf – like life – tests your spirit as well as your strength and skill. And as I watched Tiger Woods come up a stroke short in the Valspar Championship on Sunday, I wondered if he can still pass that test. There was no doubt about his body. He’s ripped. No doubt about his skill. He swung beautifully and […]
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