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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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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