Category: Editorial

Would you rather see Mitch McConnell shot, hanged or beheaded?

Would you rather see Mitch McConnell shot, hanged or beheaded?
Let’s assume that Mitch McConnell is tried and convicted of being an enemy of democracy and a traitor to this country and the Constitution. It’s not much of a leap. McConnell has committed any number of atrocities worthy of death.  We have to rule out torture though, as it violates the whole “cruel and unusual”... Read more »

Does Congresswoman Ilhan Omar raise the question her own allegiance?

Does Congresswoman Ilhan Omar raise the question her own allegiance?
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has raised eyebrows with some pointed remarks about Israel’s influence on American foreign policy. Omar has taken aim at both the Jewish nation and Jewish supporters here at home, many of whom are members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Omar may be unaware of Christian support for Israel,... Read more »

You can't outrun a mother's curse, you'll only break your neck if you try

You can't outrun a mother's curse, you'll only break your neck if you try
My parents lived a mostly sedentary life, which was not atypical for their generation. There’s no great explorers or adventurers in our family tree. I was the “daredevil” of the family, but remember that the bar was set pretty low. Still, I liked to push boundaries a little, tempting fate where practical.  As a bonus,... Read more »
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The case of Jussie Smollett shows the importance of questioning the unlikely claims of one man when FACTS prove otherwise

The case of Jussie Smollett shows the importance of questioning the unlikely claims of one man when FACTS prove otherwise
Like most Chicagoans (I hope), I was appalled to hear of the heinous crime perpetrated in my city as recounted by the victim, Jussie Smollet. My initial reaction was one of anger and disgust with no thought to the possibility that it was also fiction. Who would make up such a thing and for what... Read more »

Peace and legislation DEMAND a THOROUGH INVESTIGATION

Peace and legislation DEMAND a THOROUGH INVESTIGATION
On Tuesday night Donald Trump channeled Richard Nixon’s 1974 State of the Union address, both men using that platform to try to get Congress to halt investigations into their criminal activity. Nixon resigned seven months later (August 9, 1974).  There was a stark difference in the messaging of the two men, though. Nixon’s appeal was... Read more »

The State of the Union is what you make of it

The State of the Union is what you make of it
Most Americans don’t need to be told the state of our union, especially those living from paycheck to paycheck, which accounts for about 40% of the work force. The State of the Union for most Americans is the state of their financial health, or lack thereof. The Founding Fathers could never have imagined the pageantry... Read more »
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To all Trumpsters, stupid people and Mike Pence: Do not believe your own eyes or ears

To all Trumpsters, stupid people and Mike Pence: Do not believe your own eyes or ears
On Tuesday, directors of America’s intelligence agencies (see above) published the findings of the Worldwide Threat Assessment (WTA) to the U.S Senate. The WTA is a painstakingly compiled report of the state of the world’s greatest threats. The information is gathered by hundreds of career intelligence officers across the globe, many collecting information in foreign... Read more »

All in all, it's just another brick in Trump's wall

All in all, it's just another brick in Trump's wall
Donald Trump promised his anti-immigrant friends that he was going to build a 20-foot concrete wall across our southern border and have Mexico pay for it. I know it sounds crazy, but he did. Remember that he started his political career in 2010 calling Barack Obama a Kenyan, then followed it up in 2015 by calling... Read more »

Trump's shutdown reveals the soft underbelly of his so-called "great" economy

Trump's shutdown reveals the soft underbelly of his so-called "great" economy
If you’re my (one) Trumpster reader, your first thought here is that the shutdown belongs to the Democrats. To Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Maybe Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. That’s what Fox News wants you to believe, but take a breath and consider the following: 1. On December 11, 2018 – eleven days before... Read more »
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Steve King, white supremacy and the word "schvartze"

Steve King, white supremacy and the word "schvartze"
Iowa Congressman Steve King presents a challenge to America on many levels. I’ve quoted fictional President Andrew Shepard in this space before: “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight.  It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose... Read more »