Posts in category "peace and war"

Trump's Department heads foreshadow his policies

  In his cabinet Trump has these crony recruits: Generals, billionaires, Goldman Sachs suits. It appears on our soil He’ll be drilling for oil And on other grounds putting our boots.

Jared Kushner, Middle-East Peacemaker? Don't hold your breath.

  So Jared will meet with Israelis and foes And all will be peaches and cream, I suppose. Just like his wife’s dad, He’s as sharp as a brad And knows how to count on his fingers and toes.

The weight of the presidency will now be on Trump

  Now Trump will be put to the test. Though I’m not sure how well he has known it. His decisions will be second-guessed And each policy failure he’ll own it.

There's more to being president than having the look of one

“And now that the meeting is over, and both Trump and Nieto have made their formal statements, it’s clear Trump has been given a crucial presidential-looking shot in the arm from perhaps the one foreign leader we least expected to give it to him. But that’s not where the positives for Trump end, not by... Read more »

Bernie Sanders meets a cumpari, Pope Francis

  “At first, it was uncertain whether Sanders would be able to secure any face-time with the understandably busy Pope, but the candidate was optimistic as he prepared for the trip, saying, “I certainly would be delighted and proud if I had the opportunity to meet with him.” Fortunately for him, his local liaison Bishop... Read more »

Cleaning Putin's clock is a bird-brained idea

  Donald Duck once  threw tomatoes At the Fuehrer’s nose. Now Kasich says he’d punch the faces Of our Russian foes. But  geopolitical policy Like this would lead to ruin If we elect someone who thinks No better than a toon.    

A place for Christmas in a troubled world

  The warring among us won’t cease Though  the chances of doomsday increase. Still we hope that the Savior Forgives our behavior And helps good-willed people  bring peace.

To defeat Isis, let's channel President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  In Depression’s grip  FDR had it right That our ultimate peril was fright. We are more insecure Motivated by fear And less likely we will  win the fight.

George W. Bush honors the wounded vets by taking their treasure

  For a one-hundred-thousand-dollar fee Bush spoke to the veterans recently. They paid with their blood, so why couldn’t  he Square their  accounts by doing  it free?  

Will the GOP Chickenhawks come home to roost again?

  The Republican party is ok with war; They want it to stay  on the table. They seem to be  gung ho for  others to  die Just so that their children ain’t able.