No Conservatives Today

Real conservatives are not necessarily bad people. They are not the blight progressives might think they are. Indeed, they can even be useful sometimes. Isn’t it a shame they’ve gone the way of the dodo bird? Real conservatives want to conserve. They value tradition. They quite reasonably ask if a system is working, why fix it? […]
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The Real Bottom Line

  I just read a report that big-money donors are threatening to abandon the Democratic Party “if they go too far left.” As an example, a wealthy Democratic donor named Stephen Cloobeck said on TV recently: I’ve talked to Schumer. I’ve talked to Wyden. I’ve talked to Pelosi.  And I said if you use the […]
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A Clear and Present Danger

  Obviously, one response to Trump’s dismaying behavior would be to elect a Democratic Congress in 2018 and send him packing in 2020. But the burning question is: Can we afford to wait that long? Increasingly, we hear warnings of Trump’s “instability.” Increasingly, he acts with unrestrained malice toward others and with no apparent grasp of […]
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The Myth of Compromise

  As Americans drift farther apart, you will hear calls for compromise between political factions, and the idea might seem seductive. But I doubt it’s possible. When we disagree about such basic concepts as compassion, decency and common sense, how can we find “common ground”? When it’s a question of right or wrong, there can be no […]
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Trump Sinks Even Lower

  I didn’t think it possible for me to dislike Trump more than I already did. To me, he represents all that is loathsome in human nature. But my disgust grew even stronger when I read his remarks about San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz this morning. The San Juan mayor has been pleading for […]
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Kamala Harris for President

  We Jamaicans are not easily intimidated. Ask Kamala Harris. Or, better yet, ask John McCain. Ask Richard Burr. They were among the Republican senators who tried – and failed – to shut her up during recent committee hearings. She kept talking back. Yes, a woman, a black woman, had the temerity to stand up to her […]
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Keeping us in Suspense

  Drop by tiny drop the “leaks” keep coming but why aren’t we hearing some official news from all of those investigations into Russia’s hacking? I would think the facts are easy to uncover. It’s common knowledge that Putin’s hackers stole information from the Democratic Party’s computers and released the damaging stuff they found. And everyone […]
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The Politics of Race

  Of all the issues that divide and unite us, race is sadly one of the most powerful. I notice here in Central Florida, for example, that Republican politicians tend to be white and Democrats tend to be black. It doesn’t make sense. But that’s the way it seems to me. I would think a […]
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Good Riddance, Governor

  So the Democratic governor of West Virginia says he is changing parties. So I say, “Good riddance.” Governor Jim Justice (photo) is the kind of Democrat  that drags the party down. Left to me, the Democrats wouldn’t wait for these Blue Dogs to quit, they would proactively send Justice and his ilk packing. There have […]
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Boll Weevils Need to Go

The Democratic Party will be doomed to failure if it tries to be a “big tent.” Big tents have no soul, no star to steer by. If you want my vote, stand for something and make it clear what you stand for. Here’s a little poem they taught me at school in Jamaica: Live for something, have […]
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