Coming Out of the Shadows

I haven’t written for a while because, like many of you I suspect, I’m feeling overwhelmed by events. Simply too much is going on to stay on top of it even if I attempted to write every day which would be an imposition on you (assuming you read what I write) and a burden for…

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You Are Not Alone

Once upon a time we had leaders who found ways to inspire us rather than denigrate various parts of our population and warn us that we were going to be overrun by evildoers if we didn’t let the powers that be work their will. Ordinarily, we might count on the good sense of the American…

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One Strike and You’re Out?

Something is going on in America. The thought posse is out, scouring the countryside for wrong thinking. It’s the French Revolution all over again with all kinds of Madame and Monsieur Defarges, on high alert for anyone who says or thinks the wrong thing. Never mind “I disagree with what you’re saying, but I’ll defend…

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Now Is the Time

One recent afternoon, while messing around in the kitchen, I watched a Grade C movie—The Phenix Story.  It’s about John Patterson, who ran for Alabama attorney general after his father is murdered by a criminal syndicate operating in Phenix City. Patterson and his father are intent on ridding Phenix City and Alabama of corruption. Patterson…

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On Wearing a Mask

  Without a doubt, wearing a mask is inconvenient, uncomfortable and often annoying. As a matter of public health and safety, however, experts agree that covering one’s face when in the company of others will help contain and diminish the spread of the coronavirus. There’s more at stake here, however, than public health. Some significant…

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Race Matters

A friend asked me recently if I ever wrote about anything other than Donald Trump. The short answer is no, I’d like to, but it’s hard to get around him to write about anything else. Sooner or later he manages to make everything, every story, every incident, about himself. Now, speaking of Donald Trump, the…

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Obamagate—A Reality Check

Before this nonsense gets too far along, let’s get one thing perfectly clear: Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (USA, Ret.) admitted under oath—twice—that he lied to the FBI, a federal offense. He lied about a conversation he had before assuming office as national security advisor in which he reportedly told the Russian ambassador to the United…

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Donald Trump Likes His Big Macs

Donald Trump likes red meat. According to a variety of news reports he likes steaks and Big Macs. So it should come as no surprise that when several meat packing plants threatened to close or did close because their workers had contracted the Coronavirus, Trump invoked his presidential powers to order the plants to stay…

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No Mail Today

Donald Trump doesn’t like the U.S. Postal Service. He threatened to veto the $2 trillion stimulus bill if it contained any money for the postal service. The $13 billion grant the original bill had in it was removed and a $10 billion loan was substituted. Trump has been complaining about the postal service for some…

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America’s First

This most certainly isn’t what Donald Trump had in mind, but because of his willful inaction, misrepresentation and mendacious imagination America has achieved a first—in the number of reported deaths from the Coronavirus. That’s only one among a number of grim ironies emerging from this crisis. Donald Trump, early in his presidency, took on the…

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