Tagged: Salon.com

Trump’s Dark and Dank Past

Trump’s Dark and Dank Past

  Finally, mainstream media outlets may be ready to give Donald Trump’s shady past the attention it deserves. Salon.com reproduced a Politico story this morning spotlighting his long and close connection to the Mafia. And I...

The Sinister Saudis

The Sinister Saudis

  You might feel heartened to learn that Saudi Arabia is leading a Muslim alliance to join the West’s war on ISIS. But I fear that having the Saudis as allies is like clutching a viper to your...

The Pope’s Miracle

The Pope’s Miracle

  I’m sure you’ve heard Christ’s miracles rationalized. The miracle of the loaves and fishes, for example. You will hear that it was the spirit of sharing inspired by Jesus that resulted in the...

Work Harder, Work Longer!

Work Harder, Work Longer!

  Massa Jeb has spoken. He says you aren’t working hard enough. He wants 4 percent annual growth, he says, and the way to achieve it is for you to work longer hours. So pull up...

Be Shocked! Be Entertained!

Be Shocked! Be Entertained!

  Watching the news these days is a scary way for me to pass the time. Especially those all-news cable channels. Desperate for viewers, they are resorting to the kind of sensationalism that could...

Yes, America is “Exceptional”

Yes, America is “Exceptional”

I read an article in Salon.com this morning that teasingly asked, “Has America gone crazy?” The author,  American globetrotter Ann Jones, then went on to ask some serious – and disturbing – questions. Ms. Jones says...

An Unappreciated  Boon

An Unappreciated Boon

The modern toilet has to be one of the most unappreciated wonders of the world. You probably take it for granted as you linger over the comics pages of your newspaper, knowing all you...

The Threat to Medicare

The Threat to Medicare

I don’t think I could survive without Medicare. As an 80-year-old diabetic with a heart condition, failing kidneys and various other ailments, it would be impossible for me to afford the medical care I...

The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

  I didn’t recall at first who “Oscar winner” Jennifer Lawrence is. But I was sure I didn’t want to see her nude photos. And it’s not just because I’m so darned old. The...