Tagged: US 2012 elections

Enough of the Abuse!

Enough of the Abuse!

  As I write this, Hillary Clinton is facing that discredited House Select Committee on Benghazi, and those awful Republicans are getting an opportunity to display their customary hostility and bad manners. I suppose it’s...

Pope Francis vs. the Republicans

Pope Francis vs. the Republicans

  It’s refreshing to have a Pope who actually does God’s work. So many pontiffs in the past have been politicians rather than priests. So many members of the clergy – of all denominations –...

TV is Not Necessarily a Reliable Source, Senator Graham

TV is Not Necessarily a Reliable Source, Senator Graham

Those earnest faces on TV news programs may seem trustworthy but you can’t rely on them for the truth. Indeed, you can’t always rely on them for the facts. In my long media career,...

Warren is Making Waves – and Making Sense

Warren is Making Waves – and Making Sense

It may not be Wall Street”s worst nightmare but it’s right up there with Glass-Steagel and breaking up those too-big-to-fail banks: Elizabeth Warren has been appointed to the Senate Banking Committee. And she isn’t...

All You Need is Love, but Republicans Don’t Get it

All You Need is Love, but Republicans Don’t Get it

Seers like Dick Armey (above, left) and Karl Rove (above, right) seem to think the Republican Party will rise from the ashes of the recent election by burnishing the “conservative message,” but they don’t...

America is Awakening from a Bad Dream

America is Awakening from a Bad Dream

Say goodbye to the Tea Party and the other extremists who have afflicted American politics recently. Republicans are realizing they can’t survive as a major political force if only old, white males share their...

How the Media Misunderstood the “Jewish Vote”

How the Media Misunderstood the “Jewish Vote”

Americans of Jewish descent are no longer a persecuted minority. They had their turn, as did the Irish, the Italians and other immigrants. There were those “no dogs or Jews” signs in Miami, for...

It’s a Day to Remember those Civil Rights Martyrs

It’s a Day to Remember those Civil Rights Martyrs

  It is a morning when even this part of the Sunshine State is cold and wet, and the Northeast coast is bracing for another spell of wretched weather. On the television a black...

Finally, Someone Tells Trump what he’s Full of

Finally, Someone Tells Trump what he’s Full of

My mother taught me not to use “foul language,” but sometimes you just have to let those four-letter words fly. So I don’t blame Ralph Gilles for telling Donald Trump that he’s “full of  s**t.”...

Mitt Looks Like Just Another Halloween Scare

Mitt Looks Like Just Another Halloween Scare

The Halloween scare to end all scares might be over. Mitt Romney’s grotesque campaign for president of the United States seems to be fizzling. I’ve been holding my breath, waiting for the latest jobs...