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"How Donald Trump locked up the jerk vote"

Donald Trump has a “clear path” to securing the Republican nomination for president, according to pundits. For those of us, dumbfounded for how this monstrous demagogue did it, here is an explanation from Paul Waldman in his column, “How Donald Trump locked up the jerk vote.” Explaining why the iconic basketball coach and first-class idiot endorsed... Read more »

The Obama-Trump common denominator: Magical thinking

Heather Wilhelm’s op-ed column this morning in the Chicago Tribune made a forceful and on-target point about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s magical thinking. On Wednesday, Trump delivered a landmark “serious candidate” foreign policy speech from Washington, D.C. In the hours before the speech, the media collectively freaked out in anticipation, even though Trump’s own... Read more »

An Earth Day plea to get politics out of climate science

Long-time Chicagoans will remember John Coleman, a Chicago meteorologist and founder of the Weather Channel. On this Earth Day he has issued a plea to get politics out of climate science, arguing that politics has corrupted the debate over climate change and global warming. In the USAToday, he said: When all the scare talk is... Read more »
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Will the real Donald Trump please stand up

In an editorial that’s at war with itself, the New York Post has endorsed  Donald Trump, the one that the newspaper hopes it sees, but no one else has. Here’s how the Post urges us to ignore the Donald Trump that has repeatedly embarrassed himself during the campaign: Should he win the nomination, we expect... Read more »

The GOP "Establishment" bogeyman

Like the bogeyman hiding under a child’s bed, the Republican “establishment” is supposed to scare everyone, but it never seems to actually appear. See, like the bogeyman is used to frighten kids into good behavior, the accusations about the fearful Republican “establishment” is supposed to terrify voters into supporting “outsiders” like Donald Trump, Ted Cruz... Read more »

On Wisconsin. Save us from Trump

Wisconsin has been like a second home to me. It’s where my family vacationed when I was a kid, in Eagle River, Elkhart Lake and Green Lake. Green  Lake is where my grandparents lived and home to the Tuscumbia golf course where my brother Bill and I learned to play golf. I got my higher... Read more »
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It's time for Congress to debate a declaration of war on ISIS

Instead of waiting around for President Barack Obama to do something (besides doing the wave at a Cuban baseball game or playing golf), Congress ought to exercise its exclusive power to declare war on ISIS. Nothing in the U.S. Constitution requires Congress to wait around for the president to send it a request to declare war.... Read more »

Scott Turow's useful suggestion for replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

It’s the brightest and most insightful essay I’ve read so far about how to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scott Turow, a lawyer, former federal prosecutor, and author of popular novels, suggested that everyone take a deep breath in the heated debate. Appoint someone, he said, who would restrict, not expand the... Read more »

Will establishment Republicans hold their noses and vote for Trump against Hillary Clinton?

Will  establishment (I prefer traditional) Republicans declare their disgust with Donald Trump by voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the general election for president? That’s a question flummoxing increasing numbers of Republicans as Trump appears to be ever closer to securing the GOP nomination for president. It has caused Ian Tuttle in the conservative  National... Read more »
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Rubio and my son talk sense on immigration

Bring up illegal immigration and you’re likely to hear “Blah, blah, blah.” But Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio makes sense. As my son emailed me: It is about TIME someone actually said something in this whole immigration debate that makes sense.  People may agree/disagree over the issue of deportations but nothing will change unless we first... Read more »
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