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July 20, 2019

Like the four American congresswomen targeted by Trump's latest tweet rants for their "un-American" philosophies, I have a whole lot to say about all the myriad ways this country is deeply flawed.

And like those four American congresswomen, I am not shy about expressing...

June 29, 2019

Watching the political theater of the debates, the second night, I was repeatedly struck by the thought: Damn, how old is Joe Biden? 

He started several sentences he never finished.  His favorite responses always started "There are three points I'd like to make," whereu...

June 8, 2019

Freedom breeds complacency.  Ignorance breeds contempt for knowledge.  Opinion shaped by slogan rather than critical thinking is no substitute for fact.  And right around now facts are as malleable as carnival taffy.  The ringmaster of the circus that has become Americ...

May 18, 2019

For a country founded on the concept of democracy, we have become distressingly comfortable with overthrowing other countries' governments. You remember democracy, don't you?  You know, people voting to install leaders of their own choosing?

The idea of democracy is tha...

May 5, 2019

The usual suspects -- those talking head pundits who people the airwaves (and cable waves and net verse) -- have been scratching their collective heads at how low some folks will go.  Ever since the Barr-Muller report was concocted they've asked how it is that so many...

March 16, 2019

Why are we surprised when the rich and powerful use their wealth to abuse their power?  The myth of equality of opportunity still lingers in our national consciousness like the smell of yesterday's fried fish, or like a false memory planted before were able to put word...

March 2, 2019

Have you ever noticed that some lessons you seem to learn over and over again, only to forget once more and be doomed to the fate of our faulty memories?

Life lessons especially take glee at hiding out in the distant recesses of our minds, only to pop out at the most in...

February 23, 2019

Or drugs and guns.  Whichever order your prefer, the formula spells death, destruction and misery worldwide.

You may think of steaming ghettos and favelas teeming with thugs and junkies when you hear that phrase, and of course, such is the reality of too many of the wor...

February 9, 2019

We Americans love to talk.  Incessantly.  Irreverently.  Sometimes hilariously.  Social media is ablaze with our chatter.  We will talk about anything from tantric yoga to toilet paper -- except when it comes to racism.

We have developed the habit --...

January 26, 2019

One of the myriad problems with this president is that of precedent.

Having elected an idiot, a hateful, divisive bully who can't be bothered to become informed about the issues confronting the country because he's so busy tweeting about his own glory, the question beco...

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