Are We Trump’s Jews?

  The Nazis seized power by turning the Germans against the Jews. Trump seems to be targeting immigrants to seize power in America. As I”m sure you know, he is staging a theatrical show of force at the country’s border with Mexico. where “illegal immigrants” are being subjected to savage “zero tolerance” practices. This grotesque […]
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Walling off America

Trump is forging ahead with plans for a wall to keep out Mexicans, examining prototypes and seeking funds from Congress for the project. (I know, he promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but you know what his promises are worth.) He has also signed an executive order calling for the creation of “a contiguous, physical wall […]
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Leave Norway? No Thanks!

  Norwegians aren’t jumping at Trump’s invitation to emigrate to America. They’ve been unenthusiastic about moving here for a while. According to a  Reuters report: While hundreds of thousands of Norwegians emigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century, just 502 out of a population of 5.3 million people moved there in 2016, down 59 from […]
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Feeling the Contempt

  I can understand why CNN’s Anderson Cooper (lower photo)  had to fight back tears as he defended Haiti after Trump (top photo) described it as a “s—hole country.” Haiti has been through more than its share of horrors and deserves sympathy not contempt. But Trump’s disdain is not restricted to Haiti. He included El Salvador […]
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Shouldn’t Mercy Temper Justice?

In the news this morning: HOUSTON (AP) — The White House promised an appeal Tuesday after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders. So, once again, the conservative minority in […]
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Doing the Right Thing

It seems that President Obama finally woke up. His dream of “one America” – the fictional country he described in that famous speech of his – is just a memory as he strides into the final two years of his presidency, alone and unafraid. The mild mannered professor stepped into a phone booth and emerged as […]
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A Bold Act of Kindness

  He said he would and he will. President Obama is keeping his promise to America’s undocumented immigrants. With a stroke of his pen, he is brightening the lives of some 5 million men, women and children who have been living in constant fear of deportation. He announced the historic action last night in a […]
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The Immigration Dilemma

According to people who should know, President Obama is about to take unilateral action on America’s vexing immigration problem. They predict he will block deportation of undocumented immigrants with American-born children – or with children who have become American citizens or legal residents –  as well as those who were brought to America as children. […]
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Immigration Shocker

I am sure President Obama has his reasons for changing his mind about fixing the immigration mess. But I think he is making a big mistake. The President promised an executive order allowing some undocumented immigrants to emerge from the shadows and live normal lives in America. It was to be the prelude to a comprehensive […]
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He’s in. Bar the Door!

I once knew a lawyer who – when he was really, really drunk – bragged that he represented the Mafia. He said he helped get hundreds of millions of Mob dollars out of Cuba when Castro took over that country. He might have been just another imaginative blowhard. Or he could have been telling the truth. The […]
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