Category Archives: Politics/History

Crooked Trump Steals the Show

I am peeved that I have to address this matter again. I had so hoped that crooked Trump—excuse me, President-elect Donald J. crooked Trump—would by now be relegated to the status of an embarrassing piece of history. Nope. He won, … Continue reading

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Trump is Not a Flawed Candidate

Contrary to what you may have heard, Donald Trump is not a flawed candidate for president of the United States of America. All the others who are or have been in the race are flawed candidates, to one degree or … Continue reading

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Liberal Climate Change Outlook

How are liberal climate change policies determined? Why are conservatives so often opposed to action to deal with climate change? There is a particular explanation of the two points of view that I keep running across. I generally see pieces … Continue reading

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Ark Encounter

If you have been following the adventures of the Ark Encounter, you know that it is a profit-making venture of Answers in Genesis (AIG), organized to build and operate a construction (I can’t bring myself to say “reconstruction”) of what … Continue reading

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The New Era

Returning the U.S. to Democracy and Prosperity This new book claims to offer “remedies to restore democracy, improve economic equality, galvanize community and enable Americans to reclaim their constitutional political power.” It’s a big undertaking, but Hamdy El-Rayes has credentials. He grew … Continue reading

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Bush is Back

I find it odd that the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is slated to officially open on the tenth anniversary of the “Mission Accomplished” speech. Really. I don’t know why the Bush team chose this date. It can’t be … Continue reading

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Nuclear Times

It has been many years since I was taught how to duck under my school desk at the first sign of a nuclear explosion. I imagined it would be like an enormous camera flash coming into the schoolhouse, etching the silhouette of … Continue reading

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WWE vs Tea Party

Full disclosure: I am not a big WWE fan. I learned how to actually wrestle in high school gym class, and what we learned is not what is done in “professional wrestling.” If you are not familiar with the genre, … Continue reading

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Rewriting the History of the Iraq War

There are members of Congress, such as John McCain, who would like us to remember the last decade differently. They would like us to remember the Iraq war as a success. Before a whitewash covers the reality of what happened, … Continue reading

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More Guns

Just a short update on gun regulations. I heard Ben Stein’s interview on CNN today. I have to love the guy—he’s wrong on almost everything, but he always says it amusingly. Heck, he’s even funny to look at, and he … Continue reading

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