America’s WMDs

America’s foreign policy and defense establishments have long concerned themselves with the threat to our nation and to global stability posed by weapons of mass destruction in the hands of adversaries, enemies, and governments of questionable sanity. But in the wake of the latest national tragedy of people, including primarily children, slaughtered by a manic […]

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A Christmas Label

At a time when a political label is often used to libel, I offer the following verse in the spirit and hope that everyone enjoy a Happy Holiday season and the best for the New Year: For three hundred sixty-four days of the year, He and his laborers work with good cheer, So that on one […]

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And Now a Word From

It doesn’t take too many of my blogs for anyone to realize where I stand in this year’s presidential election. And having spent most of my life in advertising, it is only natural for me to try and create ads for President Obama. So I’ve done that and sent my ideas off to his campaign, […]

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Chips Off the Old Block

I recently heard a press reporter tell the following story. I don’t recall her name or the town she was talking about, but I almost cannot believe what she said happened. She was writing about teens in an affluent suburban community, buying and consuming liquor. At one point in her investigation, she became aware of […]

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A Chicken in Every Pot

As tempting as that may sound to the increasing number of Americans living in poverty, if Congress made it a law, it would probably be judged by the current Supreme Court as an unconstitutional attack on those of us who can afford steak. But now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the challenges […]

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Babbling Brooks

I have now and again cited David Brooks, whom I read in The New York Times and see on PBS news, for sometimes reaching absurd conclusions, such has his apparent approval of Donald Trump as a political gadfly, as well as other occasional rationalizations of pro-Republican idiocy. Actually, I have some sympathy for his analytic […]

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No Trump

Isn’t it time for the media to stop giving a second’s worth of time or an inch of space to Donald Trump as a candidate for president?  Is there no idiocy that our so-called journalists will not pursue for a headline? Trump has no intention of actually running for president and is simply using the […]

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Of This and That

I expect it from men, but few things look and sound more ugly than a loudmouthed woman wearing a baseball cap, bellowing with raucous laughter in a sports bar. Most members of Congress seem so dumb because they are. The current state of American democracy makes the best case for other forms of government. Do […]

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Left with Frustration

Many people on the political left are frustrated, including me. We are frustrated with hearing liberal arguments and points of view with which we agree, only to realize that their proponents have no practical ideas and/or no will to enable action to promote their beliefs. Tom Friedman and President Obama are unfortunately good examples. Friedman […]

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America the Exceptional

The notion of “exceptionalism” in the United States has come to mean that we are a nation of such far-above-the-norm excellence socially, politically and economically compared with the other countries of the world, that “our way” deserves their admiration of, if not their allegiance to, our policies and pronouncements. And those in America who might […]

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