Monthly Archives: May 2017

THE BAD NEWS

Wake Up, Liberals: There Will be No 2018 ‘Blue Wave,’ No Democratic Majority and No Impeachment There’s no quick fix for Trump or our damaged democracy—and the Democrats still look hopeless By Andrew O’Hehir/ Salon/ May 27, 2017 We received … Continue reading

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Election Do-Over

Letter to NY Times (unpublished), May 24, 2017 If the Trump campaign is proven to have colluded with Russia to sabotage the 2016 election, wouldn’t that mean the election was fraudulent and essentially stolen? Yet there are no plans to … Continue reading

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Who Are These People?

Monterey Herald, May 23, 2017, Letters to the Editor: What is most disturbing about Donald Trump’s presidency? Is it his horrendous cabinet picks? His lies and exaggerations? His bizarre tweets? The Russia connection? The firing of James Comey? The conflicts of … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 21,2017    Mr. Fish / Truthdig The deep state’s decision in ancient Rome—dominated by a bloated military and a corrupt oligarchy, much like the United States of 2017—to strangle the vain and idiotic Emperor Commodus … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Three Scoops!

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When the World Is Led By a Child

By David Brooks/ New York Times/ May 15, 2017 At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House … Continue reading

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How Trump Sees the World

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Reign of Idiots

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ April 30, 2017 The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social … Continue reading

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