Articles Posted in the Opinion Category

  • America Unhinged

    They see that Mr. Trump is beholden to nothing – not his party, not our intelligence agencies, not the press, nor the rules of ethics concerning nepotism and other conflicts of interest. He is like an unpredictable wild animal and no one knows quite how to rein him in.

  • Is Climate Change a Chinese Hoax?

    President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change a Chinese hoax, vowed to dismantle America’s climate and clean energy policies, and appointed climate deniers with ties to the fossil fuel industry to his transition team and Cabinet.

  • Two-State Solution Delusion

    A fantasy persists of a Israeli-Palestine peace agreement leading to an independent Palestine state in the land Israel has occupied since the 1967 Mideast War.

  • Mixed Feelings on Fidel Castro’s Legacy

    Under Castro, Cuba improved significantly in education, medical care, religious tolerance, and racial relations. However, opponents of normalization with Cuba accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial execution.

  • The Fall of the Democratic Party: What Happened and What’s Next?

    Much has been written about the disaffection of likely Democratic voters in the just-held presidential election. But this disaffection began long ago.

  • The Painful Side of Democracy

    Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, there are some pronouncements made by Trump that are just plain true. The election was indeed rigged, but it was from within our own electoral process and not from outside forces.

  • RIP, GOP

    But nothing trumps Trump when it comes to his horrific bragging of sexual predatory assaults. Making no sense, too many Republicans still straddle the fence over finding his comments abhorrent while still endorsing him. This will be the final nail in their coffin.

  • Kaepernick and Police Unions Poles Apart on Racism

    Immediately, critics turned Kaepernick’s protest into disrespect of the flag and of veterans. This, of course, is nonsense. The America flag symbolizes many things and certainly among them is the right and, indeed, the duty to protest injustice.

  • Despite Criticism, Mother Teresa Canonized a Saint

    While Mother Teresa’s clinics received millions of dollars in donations, their conditions drew criticism from people disturbed by a shortage of medical care and nutrition.

  • Kudos to Colin Kaepernick

    Kaepernick explained his action saying he didn’t want to “show pride” in a country that “oppresses black people and people of color,” citing a number of shootings of black people by white police officers.

  • A Shot in the Arm or a Kick in the Gut?

    For people on either side of the vaccine debate, you might want to sit yourself down and compose yourself before you read any further. For someone like me who often casts a cynical eye on the devious doings of various organizations, I was not prepared for this one because it involves our children.

  • Donald Trump, the Muslim Basher

    On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan delivered a passionate appeal for voters to support Hillary Clinton, and accused Donald Trump of sacrificing “nothing.”

  • Taking a Leaf from Bernie’s Book: Clinton’s Student Loan Plan

    The growth in college debt is an issue close to the hearts of millions of voters, but for young Americans who came of age in the midst of the recession, it is a problem of towering proportions. For many of the “Millennial” generation, finding meaningful employment to repay staggering student loan debt, has proved a near impossible challenge

  • Edward Snowden’s Story as Re-told on Film

    Although Snowden may have been mentioned in previous works, his story has never been explored in the realm of dramatization. That changes with the release of Oliver Stone’s sure-to-be-controversial film, Snowden.

  • Black and White Consequences of the Sounds of Silence

    The thin blue line separating citizens from danger seems to have become a solid wall of refusal to acknowledge the sickening consequences of police officers who either are not being well trained or are not being well screened before donning their blues, badges and guns.