Tasteless and Shameful

  America’s dark side was on flagrant display during the opening day of the Republican Party’s convention.  Nothing was off limits. Not the tasteless exploitation of a bereaved – and misinformed – mother’s grief, not a grotesque demand to abandon civilized rules of engagement in battling America’s enemies, not the most outrageous lies. Incited by a motley crew bearing […]
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Those Damn Emails

  This nation is at war at home and abroad.  As US troops battle enemies in foreign lands, white American police officers and black civilians are gunning down each other across the country. In Baton Rouge a black man is shot dead at point blank range while two cops straddle his helpless body. In St. Paul, a black man is […]
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Hillary and the “Demons”

  Halloween came early for Hillary Clinton yesterday. Over an interminable 11-hour stretch, she was taunted and prodded by a cast of characters that reminded me of a horror show the church next door used to put on every October. It was called “Hellbound” and it was designed to warn teenagers of the consequences of […]
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Here We Go Again

You knew it would happen, the trumped up charges, the feigned outrage… That “vast right-wing conspiracy” is in full attack mode. Their echo chamber is ringing with “revelations” about Hillary Clinton’s supposed conflicts of interest. Her relations with the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State, for example. And, of course,we are hearing the obligatory OMG’s from the […]
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A Sense of Entitlement

  Once again, a Republican politician is being accused of misconduct. This time, it’s Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who’s in trouble. He is accused of “criminal” behavior in his 2011 and 2012 campaigns. Why do Republicans seem so prone to this kind of scandal? I think the reason is a sense of entitlement. I am […]
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What’s up with Monica?

Monica Lewinsky is back in the news – big time. She has not only authored a tell-all Vanity Fair article but she showed up at a star-studded art gala and posed for press pictures. Why? I don’t give much credence to Lynne Cheney’s theory that Hillary Clinton is behind the Lewinski resurgence, that it’s intended to preclude the […]
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Now, the Backbiting Begins!

Beleaguered New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn’t the only one who can expect disloyalty. Already the long knives are out for Hillary Clinton. This is campaign season, and it’s getting ugly. I’m not talking about the 2014 campaign. The 2016 presidential race is also underway. Of course I have no sympathy for Chris Christie. He […]
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The Real Reason MSNBC Ratings Tumbled

I was going to write a blog today about the latest unconscionable plan Republicans have hatched in their vendetta against President Obama. I gather from the headlines in the local paper that they’re going to sabotage the roll-out of Obamacare to “enrage” the public and win the mid-term elections. But I figured what’s new about […]
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