When You’ve Had Enough

  There’s a saying in Jamaica: Every day bucket go to well, one day the bottom will drop put. That saying comes to mind as I watch the protests on TV and hear the newscasts about that tragedy in Dallas, the shooting of black men by police and the other signals of a failing society. Has the […]
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We Have the Perfect Manifesto; We Don’t Follow it

OK, Grace and Bill, I’ll take a shot at a “manifesto” for those kids who are occupying Wall Street. But it won’t contain anything new. It will be much the same as an essay I wrote when I was 16, which won me a Youth Forum scholarship.  That was 61 years ago, and I guess […]
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Look Out, America! All Hell is Breaking Loose

Sitting here in my den, looking out at the sunlit trees and the sliver of lake that I can glimpse through the oak trees,  the world seems like a quiet place. But open the email in-basket and things change in a hurry.  It’s getting pretty wild out there. All over the world, turmoil reigns. It’s […]
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Is This the Dawning of America’s “Arab Spring”?

What on earth do they mean when Republicans accuse the president of “class warfare”? Do they really believe Barack Obama invented the war between the economic classes in America? Do they think he could stop it if he wished? Do they think there was a time when the classes were not at war? With each […]
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As Americans Fight Among Themselves, China Takes Over the World

While Americans fume and fuss over manufactured issues and concocted threats, China is moving swiftly and confidently to take over the world economy – and thereby conquer the world. This is “the New World Order” that disgruntled Americans should be worrying about instead of yapping at President Obama’s heels like a pack of hounds following […]
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Are There No Laws Against Threatening a Black President?

Why are U.S. law enforcement officials treating the flood of death threats leveled against President Barack Obama so lightly? Surely, it must be against the law to advocate the murder of the President? Yet, according to Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten: In Hagerstown, Md., last week, a man appeared at a town hall meeting […]
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Armed Protesters Would be Shot in Many Other Countries

I am not sure whether it’s a plus or a minus for Americans that they can show up slinging guns at events where their President is making a public appearance. But this I know: In many other countries they would be shot. About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle […]
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