Politics

 
July 20, 2017
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Snipe Hunt in the Swamp

One of the rituals of summer camp back in the day was the snipe hunt. We were sent into the scary dark woods with nothing but a paper bag and a flash light, and instructed to hold the bag open while chirping “here, snipe” until one of the critters made […]
July 10, 2017
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Russiagate: Greed, Ignorance or Treason?

Only three possible explanations exist for the pattern of interactions between Trump campaign operatives and assorted Russians which led to Russian intervention in the 2016 Presidential campaign. All three alternatives are based on facts, and those facts include statements made before, during and after the campaign by Trump himself, his surrogates and his family, […]
January 16, 2017
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How to Remove a President

Powerful people do not get there by being nice guys. Especially not in Washington. They achieve their positions kill by kill, and most of the time, they either eat or bury their prey. They usually value power above party or country, and they are masters of the political and legislative […]
December 22, 2016
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Open Letter to Steven Bittel & Alan Clendenin*

One of you is likely to be captain of the ship for Florida’s Democrats come January 14th, when 1000+ party poobahs gather in Orlando to decide our future, so it seems appropriate to offer some objective advice from an independent source with significant experience but no vested interest in the […]
November 15, 2016
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What Lies Ahead

To appropriate an aphorism from Woody Hayes, three things can happen with a Trumpian presidency, and all of them are bad. Which is to say that the 45th POTUS will either be an unmitigated disaster, grossly incompetent, or just not awful. He has no appreciation of what a democracy is, much […]
September 13, 2016
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How low can he go?

If the presidential election were decided by a limbo contest, Donald Trump would win easily – because there is no bar too low for him to slither under. He’s denigrated women, Hispanics, the disabled and Muslims. He’s insulted black people and Gold Star families, and called his effort to avoid […]
August 23, 2016

What do black Americans have to lose?

Dear Donnie – You are certainly entitled to an answer to the question you put recently to black Americans, i.e. “What the hell do you have to lose” by supporting you. But since you apparently sometimes forget that as the Republican nominee, you have an obligation to support your party’s […]