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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IBM Watson for President?

Reading the most recent comments by Billy and LogicFish, I got to thinking about the impact artificial intelligence might have on society, and wondering whether it could revolutionize the way we are governed. I suppose most people – if they think about it at all – think of AI as some aspect of IBM Watson, […]
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The Case for Impeachment

    Some readers of this blog argue that my accusations against Trump are without factual support. They demand details. First, the case for  his impeachment: Obstruction of justice Violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution; Conspiring with others to:commit crimes against the United States and attempting to […]
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Better Late than Never

As thousands of women in “pussy hats” converge on Washington to protest Trump’s presidency, a critic might ask them, “Did you vote?” For the shameful truth is that about half of America’s voters stayed home on November 8. Do the women who  couldn’t be bothered to vote – or who left the presidential box blank – […]
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“Master Race” Fascism Reawakens

  You might think the world would never again tolerate the rise of “master race” fascism. Surely, mankind has learned from the Holocaust and the other terrors inflicted by the Nazis? But you might be mistaken. There are signs throughout Europe and in America that racially charged fascism is emerging from the shadows and becoming […]
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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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Will it Really be a Debate?

I will be surprised if tonight’s town hall event featuring Hillary vs Trump is anything like a debate. I am expecting a mud slinging contest. Any discussion of the issues will probably be lost in the X-rated crossfire. Spoiler alert: Trump will remind voters that Bill Clinton has a history of infidelity and Hillary will spotlight Trump’s […]
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Change is an Elusive Goal

  I get calls from the Democratic Party asking me to become involved in this year’s campaign, and I always politely decline. I’m not as frisky as I was back in 2008 when Sandra and I went house to house trying to get out the vote for Barack Obama. There’s more to my lack of zeal than the legacy […]
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Noise from an Empty Barrel

The people who tell me they’re voting for Donald Trump always say it’s because he’s a successful businessman, not a politician. But why would they want a businessman who knows nothing about politics – especially global politics – to run the country? Trump showed how little he knows last night in his foreign policy speech. […]
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In the Land of the Free

  Apparently emboldened by the success of their crusade to reverse women’s freedom of choice, red states across America are legislating restrictions that increasingly dictate individuals’ behavior – from how employees dress to who gets served at a restaurant. Ironically, the legislation is based on “religious freedom.” The most intense crusade today is against gays. One line of […]
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