Enough of the Damn Primary!

  I liked Bernie Sanders a lot better when he was defending Hillary against those spurious email allegations. Now that I’ve seen his mean side, I might hesitate to vote for him  if he wins the Democratic nomination. I am as tired of the damn primary  as Bernie was of “the damn emails.” What purpose can possibly be served […]
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Natural Born? Not Ted Cruz

Looking at Ted Cruz (at right), I find it hard to believe he is a “natural-born” anything. He makes me want to believe those conspiracy theories about aliens infiltrating the human race with sinister objectives. And he certainly is not a “natural born American” by any reasonable definition. The man was born in Canada to […]
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Masters Mistake

  Imagine a basketball court with lumps and bumps all over the floor so the players stumble and the ball bounces unpredictably. Imagine a tennis court with slopes that deflect the path of the ball at unforseeable angles. Imagine table tennis played in a wind storm. That’s the 2016 Masters. When stars like Phil Mickelson […]
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A Dreary Campaign

  Today Wisconsin Republicans are making their choice for the party’s presidential candidate, and according to party bigwig Lindsay Graham, it’s like choosing to be shot or poisoned. They must choose between Donald Trump, a blustering braggart without a brain, and Ted Cruz, a venomous snake without a heart. Meanwhile, the Democrats face a choice that’s […]
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In the Land of the Free

  Apparently emboldened by the success of their crusade to reverse women’s freedom of choice, red states across America are legislating restrictions that increasingly dictate individuals’ behavior – from how employees dress to who gets served at a restaurant. Ironically, the legislation is based on “religious freedom.” The most intense crusade today is against gays. One line of […]
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Sorry Susan, You’re Confused

  I’ve always found Susan Sarandon (at right) alluring even though Sandra says she has “pop eyes.” And I admire her acting skills. She is very talented. But she appears to be confused about the issues in the coming presidential election. She seems to believe that either Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump could produce a “revolution” in America. […]
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Wallowing in the Mud

  Just as I thought the current campaign season had hit rock bottom, the lead item in today’s Yahoo News demonstrated that it could sink to even sleazier depths. In a season that has produced a record number of obscenities, personal insults and even physical violence, I was not surprised to read scandal-sheet “revelations” about […]
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The Sad, Sleazy Truth

  I know it was the National Enquirer, so I guess we have to take it with a grain or two of salt, but I still found it shocking. I was standing in line at the supermarket when I saw the headline – Ted Cruz is some kind of stud who has had extramarital affairs with at least […]
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North Carolina’s Shame

My brother Peter called yesterday to wish me a belated happy birthday and, as usual, we chatted on the phone for quite a while. He lives in North Carolina and loves it. Indeed, he waxed quite lyrical about the spring there – the blue sky, trees sprouting little buds, flowers blossoming and so on. He did […]
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Dealing with Cuba

  For the past half century, America has been Cuba’s enemy, punishing the island’s people for the sins of its leaders. But, with typical common sense and compassion, President Obama is ending the long blockade at last. When he arrives in Havana tomorrow, he will usher in a new day for the island’s 11 million people – […]
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