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October 27, 2018

So I was listening to an interview with Jason Stanley, a Yale professor who wrote a book about How Fascism Works and he was talking about the ten pillars of fascism (spoiler alert: we’re batting a thousand on that score). 

When he got to the propaganda pillar, he made a...

October 20, 2018

Since the beginning of time, people and the societies they built have said one thing and done another.

Our own country’s past, both distant and more recent, is lousy with examples of excruciating hypocrisy.  Committing near genocide against Native People while claiming...

October 14, 2018

You know what I think of when I think of Sammy Davis, Jr.?  No, not the Candy Man, Kanye West.  The outcry over the sneezy or the wheezy or the eezy or whatever name he’s answering to today appearing at the White House and doing the equivalent of a verbal soft shoe is...

October 14, 2018

The fever pitch of hypocrisy has reached a deafening roar.  Layers of lies are being unsheathed as quickly as a tux on prom night. 

People who claimed to stand for family values separate them at the border.  The hope of overturning Roe v Wade (plus voting rights pl...

September 8, 2018

The Travails of Trump, sort of like the Perils of Pauline, just keep coming like the fifteenth installment of a bad movie sequel.  The indictments, the guilty pleas, the conviction (I write that in the singular even though I think we all know there will be more to come...

September 1, 2018

No, this isn’t about wings all aflutter and a hurricane on the other side of the planet.  This is about the side of the planet we’re all on – our own – and how, in the scheme of the great tide of history, so much has happened in such a relatively short time.  I think w...

August 25, 2018

In between yoga and meditation, and while practicing mindfulness and focusing on the power of positivity, I’ve been pondering a question that has occupied the restless minds of Americans for years – why are we so damned miserable?

We enjoy one of the highest standards o...

August 20, 2018

Talking heads last week went all atwitter over claims that Trump said the word nigger at some point in his past – yeah, like probably that morning when throwing a tantrum over Omarosa Manigault Newman’s claim.

Aside from the fact that nobody besides Ms. Newman, who is h...

June 20, 2018

So that Trump Chump has come to his senses and rolled back, however slightly, the whole “snatch a baby off its mother’s breast” thing, huh?  Well let us not forget how quickly and horribly things can run amok when the populace is inflamed with the passion of prejudice...

June 16, 2018

I'm tired of hearing about how the economy is booming.  From the talking heads to that Trump Chump to Wall Street and its grasping minions, all the echo chamber reverberates with shouts that "The Economy is Booming!  The Economy is Booming!"

Of course, the economy...

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