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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Ralph Northam, Democrats and the insanity of a circular firing squad

Ralph Northam, Democrats and the insanity of a circular firing squad
By the time you read this, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam may already have resigned. If he did, it was probably anticlimactic and, for the most part, beside the point. Resignation may have been Northam’s best option, but I could argue either side of the issue.  The people of Virginia elected him and it should be... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Martin Luther King, Jr and the American Presidency

Martin Luther King, Jr and the American Presidency
The following was originally posted on January 21, 2013.  At that point in time, most Americans would have laughed at the idea of a Donald Trump presidency.  For today, let’s go back to that time: “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Michelle Obama... Read more »
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Heidi Cruz is an eyesore and Rafael Cruz killed JFK

Heidi Cruz is an eyesore and Rafael Cruz killed JFK
In case you don’t recognize the names in the title of this piece, Heidi Cruz is the wife of Senator Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (R-TX). Rafael Cruz is Ted’s father. For the record, I don’t think Senator Cruz’s father had anything to do with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, nor do I think... Read more »