Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • In Support of Planned Parethood

    Demonstrations were held at least 225 Planned Parenthood clinics across the country on Saturday in support of, and against, the organization.

  • Senate Should Confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

    The Senate should confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court if he is found to be qualified.

  • Syrian Refugees Are Like Tornado Survivors

    A friend, with whom I frequently disagree politically but who has a big heart, shared a saying on Facebook that reads, “Not takin’ Syrian refugees and closin’ our borders isn’t ‘mean’ or ‘heartless.”

  •  A Letter to our Planet

    With all three branches of our government under the control of the Republican party, it would be easy to feel as we do that we are about to be inundated by a tsunami of decisions that could be alarming for even those of you who live many time zones and oceans away.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • We the People – Governed by Cowards

    According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of a coward is one who shows ignoble fear or timidity, one with a lack of courage or resolution. Know anyone on Capitol Hill who fits this description?