When Cash is Trash

  How much money did Jeb Bush waste running for president? I bet it’s more than a hundred million dollars. All that money gone up in smoke. Think of how many meals it could have bought for hungry children. But some good might come out of this disastrous profligacy. Americans learned a lesson – an expensive […]
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Here Comes the Clown Car

  Can you picture Ted Cruz in the White house? Marco Rubio? Ben Carson? Rand Paul?  Bobby Jindal? I can’t. What about scandal-plagued Chris Christie? Or the unctuous bumpkin, Mike Huckabee? Or that Koch Brothers lackey, Scott Walker? And Rick Perry – again? Is this a joke? Crazy Cruz couldn’t win a presidential election in some […]
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Obama Balks at the Use of Unchecked Power

For quite a while, I’ve wondered how a constitutional law professor could feel comfortable with the dangerous powers acquired by the presidency during the Bush regime. Yesterday, I found out he hasn’t been all that comfortable. I’m talking about President Obama, of course. In a historic speech to National Defense University students at Fort McNair […]
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If Plundering the World is Not a Crime, What is?

It seems clear to me that criminals have infiltrated and subverted the world’s economic and financial systems and that governments are either complicit in this “crime of the century” or powerless to do anything about it. For a while now, I’ve wondered about a big Wall Street firm named Goldman Sachs. The players in America’s […]
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Tone Deaf Democrats Get a Message They Can’t Ignore

The thought of a Republican replacing the late Ted Kennedy in the United States Senate would be laughable if it weren’t so scary. Massachusetts is perhaps the most liberal state in America. Only some 15 percent of the state’s population admit to being Republican. The last Republican senator from Massachusetts was Edward Brooke, who served […]
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We Can Be Thankful Obama is America’s President, After All

Tomorrow, Americans are expected to reflect on the things they are thankful for – in addition to not being the turkey they’ll be carving up. And at least one American is thankful for not being the U.S. President.  In an article in Salon.com today, columnist Joan Walsh writes: I have a lot to give thanks […]
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That’s the Way the Money Goes… and Goes… and Goes Awry

A doctor named Matt Bivens has written an article for a web site called Tomdispatch.com that leaves me with tears of frustration and rage. He describes some of the deadly diseases the powers-that-be could have cured if they had allocated US$4 trillion to medical crusades instead of propping up Wall Street. He talks about plagues […]
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What TV Pundits Don’t Tell Us About Iranian Protests

I wonder whether the people who pontificate endlessly on those 24-hour news channels in America are uninformed, misinformed or simply want to mislead their viewers in order to implement some hidden agenda. My suspicions are based not so much on what they say but on what they don’t say. For example, I have heard no […]
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Israel Has Crossed the Line and Must Be Restrained

I know Israel is considered an important American ally in the Middle East, and I know Hamas is a terrorist group. But I also know that when any country attacks United Nations property it has gone too far and must be stopped. By attacking a U.N. school in which residents of a Gaza refugee camp […]
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Globalization Helps the Rich Get Richer and Punishes Workers

In a lecture in New Kingston recently, Prof. Gerald Lalor of the University of the West Indies at Mona (photo at right), quoted a recent report by the Population Reference Bureau that showed a widening chasm between rich and poor in the world. At the same time in Paris, a 30-nation study by the Organization […]
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