All Quiet on Post Lane

  This morning, as I watched Sandra watching Zandy the cat watching the squirrels, on the other side of the glass-paned door, the real world seemed a million miles away. Here on Post Lane, our major activities include feeding the cats – four inside and two still stubbornly outside. And the possum. And the squirrels. Now […]
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When Lies, Lunacy Rule

  Political debate used to be thoughtful and reflective. Delivered with grace and eloquence. Political orations were sometimes so resonant they’re still being quoted. And the orators live on in our memory. From Ancient Greece and Rome, we have such immortals as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle. Cicero and Pericles. Great Britain gave us Fox and Burke. And, later, Winston Churchill (some […]
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The Rise of Racism

  Apparently, America’s racism is coming out of the shadows again. I’ve had glimpses of it over the years as an immigrant in Canada and, later, America. And I’ve watched it fade in both countries. Canada evolved rapidly as the population became more diverse and enlightened politicians pursued increasingly inclusive policies. I was heartened when a young […]
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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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