Income Inequality May Lead to Donald & Bernie 2.0

January 19, 2016 1:49 PM0 comments

A new report is alarming and helps explain the meteoric rise of political outsiders Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. The charity Oxfam said in Davos (which is like delivering a report on world hunger at a Las Vegas buffet) that 62 people own as much wealth as the 3.5 billion […]

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Obama’s Powerful, Reassuring Sermon

January 13, 2016 3:45 PM0 comments

I wanted to focus my attention in this column to the great David Jones, a.k.a. Bowie, who died last weekend. Not only a great entertainer, he was a creative genius in his musicology, stylings and lyrics. Veritably transcendent, while he has moved on, apparently, Ziggy Stardust shall reign forever. But […]

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Nikki Haley Whitewashing Republican Party’s Whiteness

January 12, 2016 1:44 PM0 comments

If there is one good thing about Donald Trump’s war on “political correctness,” it offers liberals the opportunity to offer their own honest assessments. For example, it’s that time of year, when the GOP, a Paleolithic party of pale faces, trots out a token minority to a give a response […]

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A President Weeps For Sociopathy

January 6, 2016 5:48 PM0 comments

Among many, this was President Obama’s finest hour. His clearly heartfelt and passionate 37 minutes of remarks from the White House Tuesday left a nation dumbstruck and spellbound. Even though his gun control reforms are minimal and without a doubt do not restrict the ability of any law abiding citizen […]

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Good Guys With Guns?

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It’s difficult to reason with melodramatic gun humpers. They are often an overly emotional lot, who glorify their wonder weapons and viscerally offer inane arguments devoid of reason. Of course, they tend to win debates, if only because they are armed and might shoot dissenters. The most absurd argument they […]

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Top 10 Energy Stories of 2015

January 4, 2016 3:21 PM0 comments

#1.  The great oil price slide continues: The topic of oil prices dominated coverage of the broader energy story throughout 2015, thanks to a supply-vs.-demand imbalance variously estimated between 0.5 and 2 million barrels a day (b/d).  After the sustained 50 percent oil price decline during the second half of […]

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‘Concussion’: Football’s Ugly Secret Exposed

December 29, 2015 3:53 PM0 comments

“Concussion,” the powerful Will Smith movie that opened in theaters on Christmas, tells the true story of the discovery of “chronic traumatic encephalopathy,” or CTE, in the brains of numerous deceased professional football players, and the football league’s attempts to cover it up. The well-made film is a scathing indictment […]

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Is Miami Beach the New Atlantis?

December 22, 2015 6:34 PM0 comments

Sen. Marco Rubio is the amoral presidential aspirant from Miami, who is denying climate change in exchange for right wing donations, even as the surf swallows his home turf. Earlier this year on CBS’s Face the Nation, Rubio toed the Party Line: “What I said is, humans are not responsible […]

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Women Are Walking Out on Trump

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What is among the things most shameful about the media coverage of Donald Trump’s rapid public descent to sub-humanity is that their commentators remark that the only thing that matters about what he’s saying and doing is the extent to which likely Republican voters embrace it or not. As he’s […]

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A Fear Mongering GOP Debate

December 16, 2015 6:57 PM0 comments

It is clear from Tuesday’s GOP presidential candidates’ debate in Las Vegas that the principal role assigned Donald Trump in this process has been to provide cover for other even more dangerous candidates to harden their obsessive policy stands that amount to little more than perpetual brinksmanship and war. Ironically, […]

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