Category Archives: government

Welcome, Mr. VP

VP Pence came for a quickie Labor Day weekend visit to a remote area of Vermont, which happened to be down the road from my wife’s family’s summer home in Hubbardton. I felt I wanted to greet him as he … Continue reading

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Russia Mischief Planned in 1997

The Current Political Chaos was planned more than 20 years ago. by Dialtadoc/ Daily Koz/ August 25, 2019   I recently had an in-car conversation with my nephew about WW II. He wanted to know what possessed Hitler to attack the Soviet … Continue reading

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Common Sense (You’d Think)

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Impeachment Time

Letter to Monterey Herald July 17, 2019: As the White House swats away and continues to resist Democratic subpoenas and requests for information, it is increasingly clear that impeachment of President Trump is the only good way to get evidence … Continue reading

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What’s to Celebrate?

US is a Classic Empire and Is Becoming a Repressive Police State at Home By Dave Lindorff/ Thiscantbehappening.net/ July 4, 2019   As I set out to fly home from the UK on Monday following a short film project in … Continue reading

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IMPEACH NOW!

The Real Reason Nancy Pelosi Is Ducking Impeachment By Todd Stern/ Washington Post/ June 13, 2019 Eight weeks after the release of the redacted Mueller report, the central question of whether to open a formal impeachment inquiry remains unanswered, with … Continue reading

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DEATH THROES OF DEMOCRACY

How our republic could die in the age of Trump — in a stunning parallel to the fall of Rome By Thom Hartmann/ Alternet/ May 20, 2019 The American republic could die, just like Rome. Wavering for some time on … Continue reading

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Is This How Fascism Begins

Editor’s note: This is a revised and expanded version of an article posted here April 12 (now deleted). This one was also published at OpEd News April 24-25, 2019 By Arlen Grossman “If you aren’t outraged, then you just aren’t … Continue reading

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The Crime of Journalism

Assange’s ‘Conspiracy’ to Expose War Crimes Has Already Been Punished   By Joe Emersberger/ FAIR/ April 12, 2019   WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should never have been punished for working with a whistleblower to expose war crimes. Chelsea Manning, the … Continue reading

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A Better Solution?

“I thought it would be easier than a drawn-out political campaign.”

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