Articles Posted in the Politics Category

  • 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.

  • 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.