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Republicans’ No Good, Nasty, Very Bad Ideas

Republicans’ No Good, Nasty, Very Bad Ideas     I have searched my history carefully over the years, and have concluded that the last good Republican idea was 61 years ago, in 1956. It was the official platform for reelection of Eisenhower, … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?     I love learning new things, from the latest scientific discovery to the curiosities that make me say, “Hmm.” For example, in 1865, when Teddy Roosevelt was six years old, he watched the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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Understanding Trump Supporters

Understanding Trump Supporters     I want to begin by stating that not all Trump supporters are deplorables. Hillary Clinton put the number at half, but I think that’s too high. I’d say that racists, bigots, and xenophobes only make up about … Continue reading

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Science Marches On

Science Marches On (dedicated to William Fassbender, my high school science teacher)     Saturday, April 22, was Earth Day (unfortunately, she’s lucky to even get one day), and in conjunction with it was the March For Science in Washington, D.C. Worldwide, … Continue reading

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America Has a Koch Problem

America Has a Koch Problem     This country has been the victim of a slow-motion corporate coup, by not only the Koch brothers but other billionaires with the same anti-government agenda. Charles and David Koch are America’s 5th and 6th richest … Continue reading

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Some Positive Aspects of Trumpageddon

Some Positive Aspects of Trumpageddon     Our world is in turmoil as never before; civil wars, Islamic terrorism, global warming, Wall Street and world bankers’ unregulated piracy threatening to collapse the global economy. What wise and visionary leader will come forth … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Obama Presidency

Reflections on the Obama Presidency     Nov. 4th, 2008, was one of the greatest days of my life, as it was for many. Barack Obama had just been elected America’s first black president. I watched the celebrations from Grant’s Park, in … Continue reading

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What’s So Funny, Anyway?

What’s So Funny, Anyway? (dedicated to my dad, one of the funniest people I ever met)     Conventional wisdom will say the best way to kill comedy is by trying to analyze it, but I respectfully disagree. I’ve always been a … Continue reading

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Are Republicans a Death Cult?

Are Republicans a Death Cult?     If that sounds extreme, allow me to explain. Of course Republicans don’t go around killing people or practicing ritualized murder; that would be illegal. No, they do it more slowly, like death by a thousand … Continue reading

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The Wannabe King’s Speech

The Wannabe King’s Speech     The American Hatriot gave his big boy speech before a joint Congress on Feb. 28th, long pants, long tie and everything. It’s not called a State of the Union in a president’s first year, because he’s … Continue reading

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