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January 19, 2019

Sometimes a hard and ugly truth gives more comfort than the prettiest of lies.  Sometimes the time worn euphemism rings painfully hollow when the proof of the venal reality it represents is astonishingly obvious.  Sometimes you just want to hear the real deal, the core...

January 12, 2019

As some of you know from reading my bio, I try to spend some time every year in Brazil.  I’m currently in my adopted country enjoying the people, the culture, food and music – and caught up in the collective angst of many Brasileiros about what’n the hell their new Pre...

December 23, 2018

Wait … what?  Sometimes you’ve just got to wonder if the news is one perpetual April Fool’s joke.  Apparently, our hard(ly) working Congress has finally engaged in some bipartisanship and passed a bill.

No, not about healthcare, climate change or infrastructure or...

December 17, 2018

After investigations by the Department of Justice, courtesy of Robert Mueller, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the New York Attorney General and others peeking into every organization or entity carrying the Trump brand run their course, you mig...

December 8, 2018

The worldwide rise of dictators-in-training (as in America’s Trump, Brazil’s Bolsonaro, The Philippines’ Duterte, Italy’s Salvini and Hungary’s Orbán) masquerading as the leaders of populist movements is the result of the head-on collision between fear of change and un...

December 1, 2018

Many have said that Emperor Trump aka that Trump Chump is bare-assed naked no matter how much he tries to drape himself in regal finery.  But what the last few years have really shown is the utter moral bankruptcy of the good ol’ U. S. of A.

People ask, “Where did all t...

November 24, 2018

The thing about history is that in retrospect, from tens or hundreds or even thousands of years after the fact, events seems like they happened quickly when in fact they almost never do.

The dinosaurs probably weren’t rendered extinct in one cataclysmic event.  More lik...

November 17, 2018

We should by now know the signs.  Disregard for governmental agencies and institutions intended to act as a check on power – you know, like Congress or the rule of law, or common decency.

Or erratic mood wings and foul-mouthed tirades.  Or outbursts against the press, a...

November 10, 2018

In our quest for the appearance of fairness, we have developed the unfortunate tendency to ascribe equal value to opposing points of view.  And that can be a laudable trait when dealing with matters that can be rationally argued from either perspective.

There are suffic...

November 3, 2018

The wholesale onslaught against free, public education.  The widespread attack on unions and collective bargaining by workers – first private and then public.  The crass pandering to our vilest emotions, logic be damned (as if critical thinking was even an option for t...

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