Whitewashed Sepulchers

  Surely, we’ve learned by now to be skeptical of those who “protest too much”? From Jesus to Shakespeare,  sages have warned us to be wary of self-righteous, finger wagging  boors. Like Roy Moor. You probably know about Roy Moore. He’s the creepy old man accused of fondling a 14-year-old girl when he was in his […]
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Name Calling Doesn’t Help

  I’m being called a “left-wing nut” and a “Communist” by readers who don’t agree with some of my blogs. But I am neither. I wouldn’t want to live in a Communist country. I think Communism is inhumane and misguided. And I may be a “nut,” but my politics, while certainly progressive, are far from […]
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Sinking to Their Level

  Everyday Americans – working stiffs or retired codgers – have every reason to despise the Republicans in Congress. Pandering to the most powerful and richest members of society, they have schemed and plotted against us, taking away our resources and our rights, attacking our precious environment, wantonly exposing our kids to death on the […]
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America – Changed Forever?

America has survived the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency but the country may have changed forever. All pretense of decency, brotherhood and public service has been ripped away and the nation stands revealed for what it has become – a disparate collection of competing special interests. Obviously, “we the people” no longer believe in the […]
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Do We Deserve Trump?

According to an old saying, people get the government they deserve, and I hope it isn’t true because  it’s looking as if Americans deserve lousy government. Not all Americans, of course but a lot of Americans. Including some in the media. They are fawning over that awful Trump because he randomly dropped a bomb in Afghanistan and […]
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The Evil that Men Do Lives on

As Marc Anthony observed about Julius Caesar  in Shakespeare’s play: The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. By such reckless acts as canceling Obama’s orders regulating the use of coal by power plants and banning pollution of streams by coal mining waste, he claims to be creating jobs for […]
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Gone but not Forgotten

Remember Barack Obama? The guy who was born in Kenya but cleverly managed to insert birth notices in Hawaiian newspapers so he could one day grow up and become president of the US? The Muslim mole who was going to help Islamic extremists colonize America? The Anti-Christ? Obama’s two-term presidency ended without any of the disasters predicted […]
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Black Americans and Obama

At the risk of having my opinion dismissed again as “garbage,” I am going to give you my two cents worth on the complaints some black Americans  have against President Obama. Of course President Obama did not meet the expectations of all black Americans.  There may even be some justice in accusations that his administration […]
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A Mad Guy with a Gun?

OK, so the only defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. At least that’s the way you see it if you are a faithful fan of  Western movies or an NRA supporter. But why on earth would anyone want to have a mad guy with a gun show […]
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The President’s Speech

  To those of us still reeling from Trump’s improbable victory, President Obama’s farewell speech last night was the tonic we needed. He did not give in to bitterness and despair. He was upbeat and optimistic, expecting us to listen to our better angels after all. And he served notice that he would not abandon […]
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