Inheriting a Hornet’s Nest

As  the nastiest election campaign in US history mercifully comes to an end, I am left wondering how much damage has been done to the political system and what can be done to fix it. It looks as if Hillary will be President, and the Democrats will pick up seats in Congress. But that doesn’t mean […]
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Poor John McCain. Foiled Once Again!

John McCain must be furious. He came so close this time. But once again his hopes of another war have been dashed. How cruel is that? I bet the aging Arizona senator will hold his breath till he is blue in the face, stamp his feet and tear out clumps of his hair. But it […]
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Crazies Threaten Government Shutdown. Again.

I don’t often agree with John McCain. But when he calls Ted Cruz and Rand Paul “wacko-birds,” I won’t argue with him. He might have added Utah senator Mike Lee to the flock. And Florida’s Marco Rubio. And all the other crazies in Congress who are threatening to shut down the government. Once again, for […]
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Issa Has Zero Credibility as a Crusader

With the kind of past that Rep. Darrell Issa has, you have to wonder at the gall of the man. Like one of those former smokers who go around raging against smoking, he frenziedly seeks out evil-doers to expose – even where no evil doing exists. But I figured he would. You might recall a blog […]
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McCain Rushes in and Makes a Fool of Himself

There’s no fool like an old fool. Especially a malevolent old fool. And Senator John McCain certainly fits that description. Obviously smarting from his ignominious defeat in the 2008 presidential election, McCain is constantly trying to make President Obama look bad. And he usually winds up with egg on his face. McCain seems to fancy […]
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Iran Presents a Tricky Test of Character for Obama

With Iran’s leaders shaking their fists defiantly in his face, U.S. President Barack Obama is presented with a test of will – and wisdom. It is a conundrum worthy of a Greek legend. Anything he does to address the problem is likely to make matters worse. In Obama’s position, you or I might be tempted […]
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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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Sarah Who? I Refuse to Join the Pervading Palinmania

I won’t write about Sarah Palin. I won’t buy her book. I won’t read her book. I don’t care what John McCain’s campaign advisers say about her book. I don’t want to know whether she plans to run for president (of the USA or anywhere else). I don’t care that every, single, solitary talking head […]
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Another Speech for the Ages. Now What?

Ask just about any impartial person who heard it, and you will be told that President Obama gave one of his best speeches last night when he addressed both houses of Congress on the need for health care reform. The ringing rhetoric was there, with the obligatory quotable quotes for the history books. The facts […]
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The Power of a Lie That’s Repeated Often Enough

The Nazis figured it out: Make up a preposterous story and keep repeating it, and eventually people will believe it. That’s what the McCain campaign frequently did in last year’s presidential election, and that’s what some Republicans are still doing. One of the most preposterous lies is the claim that Barack Obama was born in […]
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