Behind Closed Doors

  Do you wonder what those world leaders are talking about this week as they huddle in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit? I do. And we will never really know. The Chinese are experts when it comes to controlling the information they allow to become public. And if you think the American government […]
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Putting the World at Risk

  The biggest loser in last Tuesday’s election was the environment. You can bet the new Republican majority will jump at the chance to unleash Old King Coal upon America. I just received an email from the Union of Concerned Scientists sounding the alarm over this dangerous turn of events. The organization noted that: There […]
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Yes They Will!

Sandra doesn’t believe the Republicans would really repeal Obamacare. How could they, she asks rhetorically, with so many Americans already benefiting from it? But I’m sure the new Republican Congress will pass legislation to kill the health care law. They are committed to the repeal of Obamacare. The House voted for repeal more than 50 […]
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How Dumb Can America Get?

  Obviously, there is no such thing as a collective American intelligence, and obviously the 300 million-plus individuals in America have widely varying IQs, but you would be amazed to learn just how dumb some Americans are. Not residents of a home for special-needs individuals but “ordinary” people who have jobs and families and voter registration […]
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The Obama Deniers

  You knew they were going to get clobbered. And you probably felt in your heart of hearts that they deserved it. Those Obama deniers. They thought they could get elected by “distancing” themselves from the President. They were wrong. They’re the kind of Democrats who ruined his first term. The Democrats who dragged their […]
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“The South” Rises Again

White Americans closed ranks in the midterm elections and put Hope and Change on hold for at least two more years. All the talk about changing demographics turning states like Georgia and Mississippi “blue” turned out to be just talk after all. The much-ballyhooed Hispanic wave failed to wash away the legacy of generations. And it wasn’t because Hispanics did not […]
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Watch Cable News Tonight

Tonight is election night in America, and you should watch it on cable news, not on the networks. Cable will give the event its full attention, while those networks will be sure to miss half the good stuff. I can hear you grumbling. You’ve read or heard the predictions. You think you know how the […]
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Yes, Your Vote Matters

Reading today’s pre-election day stories, I get so discouraged that I wonder if I wasted my time voting. The polls predict a Republican sweep, and the pundits attribute it in large part to massive last-minute spending on attack ads by Republican supporters. Didn’t I know that money talks? Didn’t I know that people are susceptible to political […]
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The Jeb Bush Myth

  Now that the horrors of the latest Bush presidency are fading in America’s collective memory, Republicans are warming to the idea of another Bush in the White House. I was expecting something like this but I thought the most likely member of the dynasty would be George P (above, right). Surprise! It’s Jeb, (above, […]
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Picking on the President

  I am at a loss to understand what Barack Obama did to deserve such widespread hostility. Get elected maybe? Get reelected? He certainly has not accomplished all the things he set out to do. And he probably won’t. The polls predict he will have to contend with a Republican Congress during his final two […]
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