Commentary

October 28th, 2018

Never Again. Again.

Growing up, I didn’t know many Jewish kids. I was a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed, privileged white male. That said however, I was raised by a single mom and four older sisters whose honor and integrity shaped not only the way I thought, but my actions as well. Raised Catholic in the sixties, the only thing …

October 23rd, 2018

Trump’s Economy Isn’t Your Economy

Trump brags about the economy, but why? The stock market has boomed but over 80 percent of the stock market is owned by the richest 10 percent of Americans so most Americans don’t feel a boom, but more of a prod on their backside. Tariffs? Trump’s steel tariffs have cost Ford $1 billion, forcing Ford …

October 9th, 2018

WTF is happening in Jim Jordan’s district?

 Reader poll rebukes arch-right congressman in deep-red corner of district Norwalk, Ohio – Freedom Caucus founder and Speaker of the House candidate Congressman Jim Jordan is favored by just twenty percent of voters in a Norwalk Reflector reader poll of congressional choices for the November 6 election. The poll, from October 1-8, shows Democrat Janet Garrett …

September 30th, 2018

Anger, inc

“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.” -Lucretius So I’m at the gym, and there’s big TV in the locker room. Mitch McConnell is bloviating about how Kavanaugh will be the best Justice of all-time, bla bla bla..and I’m seething inside but outwardly simply shaking …

August 25th, 2018

Here Comes The Judge, There Goes Our Freedom

Kavanaugh is a nightmare. According to Gallup, Kavanaugh has the slimmest margin in favor of confirmation than for any nominee since Robert Bork’s nomination. Environmental protections? As a D.C. circuit court judge, Kavanaugh has repeatedly ruled against climate change advocates, as well against protections for clean water. Affirmative action? Kavanaugh actually worked with Bork in …

August 11th, 2018

We Are Under Attack

When this president speaks to the racial divide he helped create, he does so in a way that both fascinates and nauseates.   On the anniversary of the 2017 riot in Charlottesville that killed a young 32 yr old woman, Trump is still equivocating when it comes to the white, alt-rite monsters who look to …

August 10th, 2018

Why Not Bait Our Youth With Hope?

I heard a conservative talk radio host lamenting the opposition to Chicago police filling a car with Nike sneakers in a low income area as bait for young black men. Some stole sneakers, some didn’t, but community activists cried foul. All the while white conservatives said, “if you don’t want to be arrested, don’t steal …

July 29th, 2018

Jim Jordan: A Lightweight Searches For Smaller Opponent

Freedom Caucus attack dog Jim Jordan’s coy announcement that he’s running for Speaker of the House would be no less valid if it was written on fairy dust and sprinkled on Louis Gohmert’s grave. Jim Jordan isn’t running for Speaker, he’s running for Minority Leader. If he gets his wish, he’ll be Leader of a …

July 25th, 2018

Eat Your Vegetables America

It’s said that the President Trump became very upset when he found the first lady watching CNN. She responded to the NY Times report by saying “I watch anything I want.” For the record, I believe she does. Her husband? Not so much. But is Trump that different from the rest of us? Well, of …

June 15th, 2018

He Was A Man Of Science

Stephen Hawking died in March of ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,  a neurodegenerative disease that destroys nerve and muscle function over time. He will be buried today, June 15, 2018, alongside Charles Darwin and Issac Newton, with a plaque inscribed with his groundbreaking insight into black holes. Diagnosed with ALS more than 50 years ago, he should …

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