Tea Party’s Death Throes

  The Tea Party may be dead but its spirit lives on like the toxin in a scorpion’s stinger. And that poison has proven lethal enough to kill the Farm Bill, leaving Republican leaders in a quandary and Congress floundering helplessly. In voting down the bill, the Tea Party rump – now known as the […]
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Is This a Joke, Nancy?

  According to a news item I just read, Nancy Pelosi  suggested at a town hall meeting on Wednesday that impeaching Trump  would further “divide the country” and could do more harm than good. Surely you jest, Nancy! Are you so worried about dividing the country, you won’t try to win the House and Senate […]
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Have a Purpose!

Here’s the first verse of a poem I learned at Guy’s Hill Elementary School, when I was 8 years old: Live for something, have a purpose, And that purpose keep in view; Drifting like a helmless vessel, Thou canst ne’er to life be true. Half the wrecks that strew life’s ocean, If some star had […]
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Salmon under Attack

The salmon that swim in the Columbia and Snake rivers are under attack.  And I’m not talking about sea lions and other natural predators  or hazardous weather conditions. Those are dangerous enough but the salmon have – just barely – managed to survive Mother Nature’s assaults for generations. This attack is far more sinister. It is coming from […]
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Listening to the Angels

  Democrats have an opportunity to boldly go where no political party in America has gone before – the right way. No American political party has had the guts to stand for what is right against what is wrong – cost it what it may. Democrats have done a better job than Republicans of course.  […]
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Another Kennedy Emerges

I know it’s kind of superstitious but I couldn’t help feeling a new day might be dawning for America when I learned that another Kennedy is stepping into the political limelight. To me, the Kennedy name is like a talisman. Consider the magic it has wrought in past generations. John, Robert, Ted… names to conjure with… […]
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Poly-Tricks as Usual

  With Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, there is no “government for the people” in America. What Republicans really care about is scoring political points. And they resort to the lowest kind of tricks to do so. With help from Trump, Mitch McConnell and his pals in the Senate have managed to […]
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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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