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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Billionaire Cabal Stages A Corporate Coup in Illinois

December 2, 2015 8:27 PM0 comments

The United States Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling is strangling democracy. With money passing as speech and corporations posing as people, a handful of ultra-wealthy right wing tycoons are hijacking America and remaking it in their image. There is nothing inherently wrong with being wealthy, with billionaires such as Bill […]

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‘What Is Truth?’ Trump Cares Not

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On the PBS News Hour this week, correspondent Tamara Keith coined a curious phrase. In response to anchor Gwen Ifill’s observation that “there seems to be an epidemic of untruthfulness” in the presidential race this year, Keith called it “a backlash against fact checking.” That’s twisted and upside down. One […]

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What If the Evidence Out There is Real?

November 24, 2015 4:25 PM0 comments

Great care should be taken to ensure that any single incident, like the ostensible downing of a Russian fighter plane by the Turkish military, not become a cause celebre for breaking apart the potential for a significant new anti-ISIS alliance inclusive of Russia, the U.S. and others. President Obama was […]

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Time to Confront the Russian Menace  

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I’ve long felt like Chicken Little with my dire warnings about Mother Russia. It is a totalitarian police state that mocks human rights, has no respect for borders, bullies its neighbors, murders dissenters, stifles free media, and works to undermine the international order. The question: With Turkey shooting a Russian […]

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Military-Industrial Complex’s ISIS

November 18, 2015 5:16 PM0 comments

The carnage in Paris last week, combined with mass civilian deaths from a bomb in Beirut and the loss of 224 innocent lives from the bombing of a Russian civilian airliner are adding up to an extension of the horny hand of ISIS, the so-called “Islamic State,” that has the […]

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The GOP’s Shameful and Opportunistic Reaction to France

November 17, 2015 2:09 PM0 comments

While the civilized world draped the colors of the French flag after the gruesome terrorist attacks, the GOP showed their own true colors. Instead of mourning the victims and calling for sensible solutions, by morning power hungry Republican demagogues slithered out of the woodwork to exploit fear and manipulate their […]

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