An Offer They Can’t Refuse?

If you wonder, as I do, why so many of Donald Trump’s political opponents have suddenly and inexplicably rushed to support him, you won’t find a believable answer on cable TV or in the press. There are some “issues” the mainstream media seem reluctant to examine. The link between politics and organized crime, for example. You […]
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Now, Hillary is a Spy?

  One of the first cautions I received as a young reporter was, “Consider the source.” Obviously, nobody shared those words of wisdom with Yahoo News. The first “article” I saw when I turned on the computer this morning was an ominous dirge announcing that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was in deep trouble because she and several State Department […]
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Fact or Fiction? Does it Matter?

In this bizarre age, when politics is reality TV and facts are whatever people will believe, the “news” is nothing more than entertainment – laced with a toxic undercurrent of propaganda. A few afternoons ago, I was hitting golf balls in a meadow owned by the church next door, and I saw a man sitting in a pickup truck, […]
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Punishing the Victim

  As I watch Donald Trump on cable news slandering Hillary Clinton with false and tasteless references to those long-forgotten episodes involving Bill’s roving ways, I wonder why it’s the victims who always seem to get punished in these shabby affairs. Is it because the victims are usually women? When a woman is raped, have you noticed […]
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Bad News on the Doorstep

  Well, I woke up again today and the aches and pains of old age are muted. The sun is shining and I will be heading to the golf course in a couple of hours. Nothing to complain of. So why does a sense of foreboding linger over me? It must be the news. “Bad news […]
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Yearning for a Dictator?

I predicted some time ago that the Republican Party would split into two disparate factions – Conservatives and Libertarians. The two groups are as incompatible as oil and water. But now the split has occurred, I’m confused. A third group has emerged to take over the party – the followers of Donald Trump. As the Conservatives […]
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Idiocracy? No, The Simpsons

  I’ve been comparing today’s America with that old “Idiocracy” movie, where the people have become so degenerate and dumb that a normal time traveler is hailed as a genius. But there’s an even more realistic depiction – an episode in The Simpsons titled “Bart to the Future.” It was aired in the year 2000 and it focused […]
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Quit Already, Bernie!

  So Bernie won the Democratic primary in Indiana. So what? He still isn’t going to be the Democratic nominee. He is just being a distraction – a damaging distraction – from the tough fight ahead. This campaign of his was a catharsis of sorts, I suppose. It provided an outlet for his pent-up frustrations – and […]
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George Will vs. the People’s Will

  Someone should enlighten George Will (at right) about democracy.  The syndicated columnist, who has been spreading right-wing propaganda for decades, wants the Republican Party to promote a boycott of Donald Trump in the November presidential election. By now, it should be obvious to everyone, however blinded by bias they might be, that Trump reflects the […]
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Hillary’s Woman Card

  Of course nobody should vote for Hillary just because she’s a woman. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a woman as leader of the free world at last? You may argue that women and men are the same, so what difference would it make? But, at the risk of being labeled a sexist […]
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