Posts in category "Politics"

Senate Democrats throw the Dreamers to the wolves

Senate Democrats throw the Dreamers to the wolves
I am very disappointed in Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). He is spineless and has dashed the hopes of Dreamers. Schumer’s actions are not noble. They are cowardly, and he is using the Dreamers for tawdry partisan politics. His words today from the Senate floor in an attempt to cover his lack of character, or to... Read more »

Is Donald Trump, and the USA flirting with ethnic cleansing?

Is Donald Trump, and the USA flirting with ethnic cleansing?
In the 1990s, I was part of a team that lobbied against Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic. Stopping ethnic cleansing, as well as USA recognition of the new Republics born from the collapse of communist Yugoslavia, were our goals. It took a long time to gain recognition and even a longer time to stop ethnic cleansing... Read more »

The GOP openly embraces racism

The GOP openly embraces racism
Does one have to be a racist to be a Republican today? No, but to be a “good” Republican, one must become an apologist and racist denier. I spent more than four decades in the Republican Party at high levels. I saw the racism in the background. Like many of my fellow neocons who admired... Read more »
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We are on the (yawn) brink of another Government shutdown

We are on the (yawn) brink of another Government shutdown
Stockpile food, buy ammunition, lay in medical supplies, the Government may shut down, and we are heading to the Stone Age, right? Not so fast. Things are not as dire as they appear. What does not shut down? This morning, the Twitter-in-Chief went on a tweet-storm to strike fear into the hearts of his followers.... Read more »

“The GOP Tax Law cured my psoriasis” and other incredible miracles.

“The GOP Tax Law cured my psoriasis” and other incredible miracles.
Bucephalus Keaton of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee writes, “I realize this might be hard for a Yankee writer like you to understand. By nature, Yankees are dense, but I don’t hold it against you too much if Jesus don’t. “Anyways, I read your articles, and you seem not to like the Republicans and you’re  a damn... Read more »

Why are Democrats trying to make a deal with Donald Trump?

Why are Democrats trying to make a deal with Donald Trump?
Does crazy rub off? Negotiations on yet another catch-all bill to fund the Government are in full swing in Washington. For this measure, the GOP needs Democratic votes. A simple majority is not enough. At stake is whether the government will have to shut down. Brinkmanship has replaced cogent debate in our national affairs. The... Read more »
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America is a hot mess

America is a hot mess
I remember my Grandfather sitting on the sofa smoking Old Gold cigarettes and reading the Chicago Tribune. He was a smart man. He possessed great wisdom. He would sit reading his newspaper over and over. I did not understand why he read the same story more than once. One day I asked him why. He... Read more »

Donald Trump gave me the flu, and I am not happy about it

Donald Trump gave me the flu, and I am not happy about it
I ran a high fever for a week. The fatigue has been awful. Over a forty-eight hour period, I slept 39 hours. It is Donald Trump’s fault. I called my sister and told her I was very ill with the flu and that Trump is the cause. I had to explain to her how the... Read more »

Racism and bigotry were part of the mainstream of GOP politics long before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon

Racism and bigotry were part of the mainstream of GOP politics long before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon
We called them our useful fools. Racists and bigots elected Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984, and defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992. They were back in 2000 and turned out for his son George W. Bush. Bill Kristol, Editor of the Weekley Standard, former Chief of Staff for... Read more »
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America, where are we going?

America, where are we going?
As I begin this article, my hand is trembling a bit. The pounding in my head is unmistakable; I have a hangover. It is not due to the 25 year-old-Scotch I sipped New Year’s Eve or Louis Roederer’s bubbly wine at midnight. My headache and queasy stomach are due to the year-long political drunk of... Read more »