No, Don’t Kill Trump

  Crazy Roger Stone is making headlines by claiming the “Deep State” has a plan to kill Trump. Of course Stone is the kind of publicity hound who would do or say just about anything to make “news.” But I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody somewhere is plotting to exterminate  America’s abysmal president. That would be a […]
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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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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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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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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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Republicans’ Stealth Attack

  While the nation obsesses over the possibility of a Trump impeachment, Republicans in Congress are using the diversion to launch a massive assault on the American people. You and I know Trump, as he once said, could shoot someone dead in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not get impeached. Not as long as […]
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How about a New Democratic Party?

Back when I was a young reporter at the Toronto Star, Canadians formed a political party designed to protect the interests of the “working class.” At the time, there were two major political parties in Canada – Liberals, who were heavily French Canadian, and Progressive Conservatives, who leaned more toward English Canada. Both were unabashedly […]
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Two Years to Get Ready

  You could collapse in despair as Trump and his Republican minions shred the Constitution and turn back the clock. Or you could start preparing for battle, knowing “we the people” get to have our say again in a couple of years. As  the bigots and xenophobes impose their will on the rest of us, […]
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