Peace in Our Time?

  South Korean President Moon Jae-in is reportedly among those who say President Trump deserves to win a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the nail-biting stand-off with Kim Jong-un. But I think it’s Moon who should get the award. While Trump and Kim screamed threats and insults at each other, Moon skillfully […]
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Salmon under Attack

The salmon that swim in the Columbia and Snake rivers are under attack.  And I’m not talking about sea lions and other natural predators  or hazardous weather conditions. Those are dangerous enough but the salmon have – just barely – managed to survive Mother Nature’s assaults for generations. This attack is far more sinister. It is coming from […]
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Like a Gangster Movie

  This Trump presidency seems more and more like an old gangster movie. When the president’s personal lawyer invokes the Fifth Amendment  to avoid answering questions in a lawsuit involving a porn star, you have to wonder what’s coming next. You remember that mobsters were always “taking the Fifth” in those old gangster movies, don’t you? The […]
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Unmasking Trump’s Racism

  I will probably be accused (again) of hating “white people” when I point out (again) that a large number of Trump’s supporters are white racists. But now I have a scientific study to back up the claim. The study  – conducted for the National Society of Sciences  – finds “a large segment” of Trump’s voters […]
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Comey Should Just Shut up

  The fuss over Comey’s book is getting on my nerves. I already knew Trump is a jerk. Now, I am beginning to think Comey is a jerk. He has been interviewed and discussed ad nauseam on TV, and now CNN is having a town hall for him. We the people are supposed to ask […]
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Time to Validate the News

  I expect a lot of media folks will howl when I say this but I feel it must be said: It’s time for those who report the news to be certified like members of other professions. If human resources officers, accountants, chiropractors and so on  have agencies that certify them, why shouldn’t members of the news media? […]
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Why are We Bombing Syria?

  You might be able to help me understand what’s going on in Syria. I just don’t get it. The Syrians are being gassed by their own government, shelled by insurgents and bombed by the US, France and Italy. Why> From what I am able to gather down here on Post Lane, a motley crew […]
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A Critical Time

  My brother Bill and his wife Faye are visiting, and I’m busy playing golf with Bill and so on, so I’m giving my blog readers a rest but I had to take time to comment on the latest development in America’s presidential soap opera. Of course I mean the FBI raid on lawyer Michael Cohen’s […]
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