Buying a Bigger Club

  As Russia infiltrates our online infrastructure and as China quietly buys up the Third World, America seeks to achieve invulnerability by creating a massive military force. That’s like a cave man shaping a bigger club to protect himself from nerve gas. These are complicated times, and a military budget nearing a trillion dollars won’t […]
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It’s Time to Cry Foul!

  Why is everything so quiet? Why aren’t alarms going off, police sirens wailing and crowds thronging the streets? Am I the only one who heard Bill Nelson say our voting machinery has been compromised? Now that Russian invaders have broken into Florida’s voting records, the state’s midterm election results might as well be tossed […]
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Crime of the Century

  The roar of outrage has subsided to a murmur as Americans get used to having Trump as their president. I see little or nothing in today’s news about the various “investigations”  supposedly under way. No word from Robert Mueller. No word from all those committees in the House and the Senate. It seems the crime […]
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The Curse of Fake News

Apparently it was a fake news item cooked up by Russian hackers that triggered the Qatar crisis. The fake news story made Qatar’s ruler seem friendly to Iran and Israel and critical of Trump. Several Mideast neighbors reacted by severing diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar. They accused Qatar of fostering terrorism. Trump contributed ill-informed tweets to the […]
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Person of the Year

  Time Magazine got it wrong. Donald Trump should not be the Person of the Year. That honor should have gone to Vladimir Putin. Without firing a shot, the Russian dictator brought America’s democratic process to its knees and installed his fawning puppet as “leader of the free world.” This bloodless coup is becoming more and more obvious […]
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In Cahoots with the Russians

  I’m sure your mother taught you not to read other people’s letters or eavesdrop on their conversations. My mother did. “Listeners never hear good of themselves,” she used to say. Everyone has a right to privacy. It’s spelled out in the United States Constitution. All Americans should be protected from snoops who pry into their […]
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The Silence is Deafening

  I am bemused by the muted attention Donald Trump’s Russian connection is attracting. The media are more agog over emails by Democratic Party staffers suggesting they wanted Bernie Sanders to lose his primary bid. Surely, it’s more shocking that Russian hackers are meddling in America’s elections? As expected, the Russians deny they hacked the DNC computers, […]
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