A Beacon of Hope

  As I watched Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber compete in the finals at Wimbledon this morning, I was thrilled not only by their athleticism and skill but perhaps even more by the powerful symbolism of the event. In a world where racial animosity seems to be at its historic peak, the two women presented a stark contrast in […]
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Those Damn Emails

  This nation is at war at home and abroad.  As US troops battle enemies in foreign lands, white American police officers and black civilians are gunning down each other across the country. In Baton Rouge a black man is shot dead at point blank range while two cops straddle his helpless body. In St. Paul, a black man is […]
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The FBI Hatchet Man

  I spent a lifetime in the news business and I’ve never heard a law enforcement official slander a “suspect” the way Hillary Clinton is being slandered. FBI Director James Comey (above) admits he has no grounds for indictment, but he scatters accusations like confetti. You would think if those accusations had any merit, he would have […]
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The Health Care Dream

  Americans might get single-payer health care after all, but it probably won’t come from Washington. Apparently, the health insurance lobby is too mighty and the public too gullible. Even President Obama at the peak of his popularity couldn’t beat such odds. He had to settle for Obamacare. Bernie Sanders might twist Hillary’s arm and get a […]
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The Hillary Witch Hunt

  Wall Street bankers stole billions and sent the world economy spiraling into an abyss yet not one of them has gone to jail.  Indeed, as far as I know, nobody is even “investigating” them. Hillary Clinton used her home computer for official correspondence and the FBI is trying to indict her. What is it […]
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Tim Kaine? Say it ain’t so!

  Some pundits who claim to have inside information are predicting that Hillary Clinton will pick Tim Kaine as her running mate. Really? Tim Kaine? The same Tim Kaine who raked in nearly $200,000 in questionable gifts as governor of Virginia? I didn’t think anything could stop me from exercising my precious franchise. But a […]
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Warren’s Ancestry

  Some goofball Trump supporter thought it was hillarious recently when he followed a mention of Elizabeth Warren with a series of supposedly “Indian” war hoops. Trump told the guy not to apologize. He said Jimmy the Greek’s downfall was caused not by his racist remarks but by his apology for them. You remember Jimmy the Greek […]
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The Trump Manifesto

  Donald trump got serious yesterday, prescribing a hardline trade policy and backing it up with references to precise passages in various agreements. It was his most dangerous campaign speech yet. What he promised is sure to appeal to workers in such states as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio. He told those workers their jobs had been […]
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A New Day for Women

  The oppression of women has many aspects. Some are obvious – lower pay than men, for example. But others are masked by centuries-old  cultural traditions – externally imposed standards of morality and demeanor, makeup, hair styles and attire, social interaction, even what they should eat and how they should eat it. How many times are little girls […]
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Now Trump is “Evangelical”?

  So Evangelical leaders are getting behind Donald Trump, are they? What would Jesus say? These sanctimonious Bible thumpers who routinely use the Lord’s name to serve Mammon find no fault in the man. They insist he is fit to be leader of the free world. And their flocks find no contradiction in this alliance. They will […]
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