What the Rich Really Want

  As the Republicans who control Congress prepare to launch yet another attack on the less fortunate in America, you might be asking yourself what drives them. Now that they’ve looted our  nation’s Treasury to enrich the richest of the rich, why would they want to take away our Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? Are they […]
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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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Enemies of the State

  The relentless sabotage of President Obama’s policies and the insulting personal attacks against him have provoked fury even among the normally unflappable members of the New York Times editorial board. To me this fury is long overdue. The anti-Obama crusade is not just personal. It is not just political. It is an assault on the country’s […]
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Are Midterms a Big Yawn?

    On MSNBC-TV, yesterday was Super Tuesday. Chris Hayes was so excited  last night I could hardly understand what he was saying. And Rachel was so hyper she even clapped her hands. Chris Matthews, well, Chris Matthews was so irritating that I turned off the TV and went to sleep. Meanwhile, over on CNN, […]
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Gun Crazy – and Loving it!

“Freedom-loving” Americans are supposed to feel relieved when they hear that the National Rifle Association “will not go quietly into the night,” that the organization will forever fight for “the right to survive and protect our families with all the rifles, shotguns, and handguns we want!” That was the message NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre […]
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“Pork” Beats “Principle” in Averting Debt Ceiling Crisis

You will hear that moderate Republicans won the day, that wiser heads prevailed and probably that Democrats were willing to compromise to stave off the global financial crisis provoked by hotheads in Congress. But it seems that a little pork helped, too. According to Yahoo News, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell brought home the bacon […]
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While Politicians Fight, the US Drifts toward Disaster

My first-grade teacher at Suthermere Preparatory School in Kingston, Jamaica, read us a poem that illustrates all too accurately what’s going on in American politics today. The story went something like this: five children saw an apple fall from a tree and ran to pick it up. Instead of agreeing to share it, they fought so […]
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The People’s President vs. Plutocrats’ Congress

I watched in dismay on Tuesday as the president (above) hung his head and told an ABC reporter, “Well, if you put it that way, Jonathan, maybe I should just pack up and go home.” President Obama had called a press conference to mark the first 100 days of his second term, and he was soon squirming under a […]
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We Went Over the Fiscal Cliff and I Didn’t Wake up!

Sandra and I have been laid up for the past few days, coughing and sneezing and shivering … I’m sure you’ve been there and can sympathize. But today I was able to come up for air and look around. And it seems the world did OK without my watchful eye, after all. For example, the […]
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We Will Have to be Patient in Post-Election America

President Obama and his family are back in the White House. The Romneys have gone back to one of their many mansions. And the United States Congress remains divided. So where do we go from here? According to an Associated Press report: Americans retained the fractious balance of power in re-electing President Barack Obama, a […]
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