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Impeach Now?

We are currently half-way through the first four-year term of President Trump. Almost from the beginning there have been calls for impeachment, and the polls show that some 40 percent of our citizens support this extreme measure. This is, of … Continue reading

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The Plutocrats Strike Back

During his campaign in 2016, Donald Trump made an effort to reach out to the Black community, repeating the phrase, “What have you got to lose?” It was clear to many of us—including 90-some percent of that community—that we in … Continue reading

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Biz Prez?

“Run government like a business.” That has been the mantra of conservatives for decades. We have been told, over and over again, that the private realm is much more efficient then the public world, and that in order to eliminate … Continue reading

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What, vote?

Another presidential election has passed, and once again the pundits are scrambling to interpret the results. This time they seem a bit more disoriented than normal, largely because the pre-election pollsters all predicted the wrong results. They have managed to … Continue reading

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Bernie or Bust What?

This has been another eventful election year, which, of course, once again brings to mind the fabled Chinese curse which offers the threat “may you live in interesting times.” The 2016 election cycle has seen the ascendance of Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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Trump the GOP!

Two significant political systems in the United States are apparently mystified by the unfolding events in the Republican race for the White House. One of them, according to the media, is the Republican Party itself, or at least the “establishment” … Continue reading

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New Gun President

In recent years, whenever there has been a mass shooting and the resulting national call for improved gun control laws, conservative politicians and pundits have responded with two primary policy proposals: (1) We need to improve our responses to mental … Continue reading

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In Gov We Trust?

As the presidential campaign season gets closer to the first set of primary caucuses and elections, it is becoming increasingly clear that the long-term Republican and conservative strategy, a plan that is more than four decades in the making, has … Continue reading

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Islam and Tolerance

President Obama has been getting a lot of criticism recently regarding his principled stands on religion—specifically, his attitudes toward Islam. Last year, it was all about his administration’s use of the acronym ISIL—Islamic State in the Levant—as shorthand for the … Continue reading

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Shut It Down!

Here we go again. It is clear now, so clear that even pundits on CNN have recognized it, that President Obama made a serious mistake two years ago. More on that later. We have now seen the shutdown of the … Continue reading

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