We Know What Jeb Stands for

I don’t think Jeb Bush surprised anyone with that speech announcing his presidential candidacy. America should know by now what Jeb Bush represents. It’s not just that his father and brother occupied the White House. You might think Jeb is his own man and would pursue less disastrous policies than they did. But we in Florida know […]
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Why Hillary Gets My Vote

The media are all over Hillary Clinton’s first major campaign speech, as if there’s something there that will tell us what kind of President she would be. But speeches are just speeches. Hillary is Hillary (top photo). If Americans don’t know what she stands for by now, Americans are dumber than I thought. Nobody in […]
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A Bulla for Fox News

  When I was a child in Jamaica, we used to call it a bulla. Not the molasses, ginger-and-nutmeg cake, though. It was a different kind of bulla and it was certainly no treat. It was a verbal slap in the face. I think Americans call it a “put-down.” Why did we call it a […]
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Health Care and Politics

  The technician drawing my blood this morning has a simple solution for America’s healthcare problems – a government run, single-payer system. Everyone should have the same health care, she says – even the politicians. The down-and-out panhandler should get the same care as the millionaire cruising by in his Mercedes. Why, I wonder, would anyone argue […]
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Is Serena “Beautiful”?

I know, you will tell me that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. So let’s stipulate up front to that tired old cliche. What I want to know is whether you think the world’s greatest-ever female tennis player (top photo) is eye candy. I know you’re not one of those anonymous trolls who infested […]
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Could This Story be True?

I am as credulous as anyone else. If I see it in print I tend to believe it’s true. But I find this one hard to swallow: 76-year-old great-grandmother running against Father Time on the track The story – emailed to me by my friend Margaret Marshall –  is about a Jamaican woman who lives […]
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Behind the Gender Labels

  Can you believe Bruce Jenner was a woman all along? The world class athlete? The Olympic star  who won the decathlon? Can you believe that inside that  Greek god (above, left) was a goddess (above, right) trying to escape? It boggles the mind, doesn’t it? And aren’t you blown away by the woman he turned out […]
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Saving the Earth

  Of course there are numerous issues – vital issues – in next year’s US elections. The way some Americans are living high on the hog – undeservedly – while others struggle in vain to feed their families is among the most glaring.  And there’s the horror of Islamic extremism; Americans cannot afford to let […]
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Show Them the Money

The FIFA scandal is just one more affirmation that it’s a pay-to-play world. It’s regrettable, of course, but it seems that’s how most folks like it. They don’t want justice; they want an edge. The pundits can wring their hands and cry shame all they want but it seems the great majority of ordinary folks […]
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The Elusive Truth

The truth is elusive. Facts are not. And while assigning blame for the horrors in the Middle East is tricky, finding the facts is simply a matter of research. So it’s not difficult to set Jeb Bush straight about the origins of  the movement now known as ISIS. The Republican candidate for US President stated […]
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