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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A Truth Challenged Republican Party

December 15, 2015 1:46 PM0 comments

The great paradox of modern politics: The more pious the candidate, the more likely he or she resembles Pinocchio. In the 2016 campaign, talk of morals equals mendacity and professed faith equals falsehoods. The Republican Party, in particular, has become an assembly line of lies, where a stunning array of […]

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Fascism Vs. Socialism In This Election

December 9, 2015 6:54 PM0 comments

In an unexpected irony, this U.S. presidential election has adopted the parameters of years long gone, at least since the end of World War II. Not marginalized, but mainstream in this race are a fascist and a socialist. How retro! Donald Trump is being openly and loudly called a Nazi […]

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Trump is Not the Embarrassment, but Embodiment of GOP

December 8, 2015 3:38 PM0 comments

The Republican Party is sharpening its knives against Donald Trump. They are apoplectic because he has hatched his latest bigoted scheme. This time he wants to expand his proposed surveillance of mosques and database of Muslims to flat out blocking all Muslims from entering the United States until our leaders […]

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