Why Don’t I Just Leave?

  A reader (using the pseudonym of “Chris”) wants to know why I don’t just go back where I came from instead of staying to criticize America. It’s a refrain often heard today as xenophobia sweeps this ailing nation. And it deserves an answer. The short answer, in my case, is that I think the […]
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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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What Next for “Animals”?

The dehumanization of political targets is as old as mankind. Convince one tribe that another is less than human and the way may be paved for genocide. Once you are persuaded that someone else is not really human, killing that person becomes much more acceptable. The Rwanda genocide was fueled by the Huti’s description of […]
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Making America White Again

  When I was a boy, the sun never set on the British Empire. And in colonies like Jamaica, we were subjected to a pseudo-English culture. Our exam papers were graded in Britain, we used English pounds at the grocery store, we drove on the left side of the road in English made cars and […]
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Making America “Great”

  Trump’s America is fantastic. Jobs aplenty. A soaring stock market. Freedom from red tape. Hardly any taxes. ISIS on the run. Even “clean coal”! And he’s just getting started. Coming soon: brand new roads and bridges, global domination, bipartisan legislation, impregnable military might, incredible trade deals… and more. (He didn’t mention a chicken in […]
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The Immigration Nightmare

  America’s immigration policy is a horror story, and the persistent refusal to reform the law is the scandal of our age. Time and again, families are shattered, dreams are destroyed, and cruel injustices are perpetrated.  Yet with the Republican dominated House stubbornly refusing to address the Senate’s reform bill, no relief is in sight. […]
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Most Hispanics Will Vote for Obama. We Should too.

If you’re Hispanic, you would have to be crazy to support the Republican Party.  Especially now that the president has used his executive power to do the right thing by the children of illegal immigrants.  If only he could enact a regulation allowing illegal immigrants to vote. But illegal or not, immigrants or not, most […]
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Stupid and Stubborn, Far Right is Causing Havoc

Some flaws can be self destructive. Stubbornness is one of them. And stupid people are usually stubborn. As I watch the ripples from the Tea Party’s inglorious splash  spread across America, I see the beginning of the end for the movement – amid a lot of collateral damage to the Republicans, who embraced the tea […]
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