The Trump Monster From the GOP’s Id

August 26, 2015 4:25 PM0 comments

Who remembers the 1956 science fiction classic, Academy Award-nominated film, “Forbidden Planet,” featuring the likes of Walter Pidgeon and Robby the Robot? To the sci-fi aficionado, it was in a league of its own and according to Gene Roddenberry an inspiration for the “Star Trek” franchise. Do you remember the […]

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Peggy Hubbard’s Viral Video Rant on Race

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The death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework prompted a spontaneous online video rant by Peggy Hubbard. In her viral video, she slammed the Black Lives Matter movement for what she said was defending thugs and […]

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The Peak Oil Crisis: A $4 Trillion Hole

August 19, 2015 5:37 PM6 comments

Last week reporters at the Wall Street Journal sat down and did some arithmetic. They looked at how much oil was selling for in the spring of 2014 (over $100 a barrel); looked at what it is selling for today (under $50); and concluded that if prices stay low for […]

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Sexism & the Presidency

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In the late 1960s, when as a Berkeley, Calif., graduate seminarian, this writer became deeply involved in the social ferment of those times, there was a lot more clarity of the moment than the haze of the subsequent dissembling nearly 50 years of history and the seemingly relentless babble of […]

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Fiorina Commits Treason: Commends Muslims & Hillary

3:17 PM1 comment

Carly Fiornia is doomed. Just as she was getting the once-over for her above mediocre debate performance, she committed double sedition in Republican politics. She did the unthinkable of praising both Islam and Hillary Clinton. GASP! While she was at it, she might as well have burned a flag, called […]

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‘Best of Enemies:’ How Vidal Bashed Buckley

August 12, 2015 6:21 PM1 comment

“The Best of Enemies,” an Oscar-worthy documentary on a handful of screens across America now but guaranteed to be a first-rate resource when it hits the Internet for many a moon to come, chronicles the 10 extraordinary, unscripted, live head-to-head TV throw-downs in the Summer of 1968 pitting two of […]

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Coca Cola Funds Quack Science

11:23 AM2 comments

Capitalism works well when it is highly regulated. However, it can become “crapitalism” when the drive to make money comes at a great cost to the public good. One prime example of “crapitalism” is the way the sugar industry hawks its addictive and harmful products. We should begin to think […]

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‘Mendacity’ in War, Politics & the Media

August 5, 2015 2:44 PM0 comments

“Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It […]

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Staged Planned Parenthood Vote Riles The Base

11:57 AM2 comments

The Republican “War Against Women” continues, with a partisan vote in the United States Senate to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. The group is under fire after a fake non-profit, The Center for Medical Progress, filmed undercover video of discussions with Planned Parenthood executives talking about the transfer of fetal […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: The Foundation of Our Society

July 29, 2015 8:56 PM0 comments

For 50 years the strength of the American middle class has been the foundation of our society, allowing us to achieve social and economic progress possible at no other time and nowhere else in the world. The growth of the middle class has been accompanied by the great forward leaps […]

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