Tom's blog: words from a 90-year resident
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“Donald J. Trump is a populist in the same sense that the Democratic People’s Republic of [North] Korea is democratic.”—Politico Magazine  Or as columnist Paul Krugman of the iconic and … more
About wisdom and foolishness: The above quotation is one of the modern interpretations of this Biblical proverb. It is more precise and meaningful than some. And it certainly fits today’s political … more
Fighting back on behalf of the American Press, I’m going to attempt here to tie some of the ends together in world affairs and workings of the devious mind of Donald Trump. The world is burning … more
“It's frightening but true: Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals — the sixth wave of extinctions in the past half-billion years. We're currently … more
That photo above by Alan Berner as reported in The Seattle Times … more
“History will be kind to the long and growing list of conservatives, Republicans and former Republicans who have had the courage to aggressively confront the attack against America by Russian … more
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.—Henry David Thoreau Meanwhile, that headline above, of … more
“Global health experts say breast milk is especially important for babies in poor countries, where unsafe water supplies can make powdered infant formula dangerous.”—The New York Times Real … more
“Republicans formulate public policy, from taxation to education, from healthcare to welfare, with attention to the needs and strengths of the family.” God no! I’m not saying that! It’s a … more
The fact that the above rhyme has stuck in my mind until what is now my 90th year is proof to me of the weight of what’s put into young minds at the most receptive stage of their development. I … more
If Donald’s ego-serving slither toward despotism continues at an unchanged pace, he will undoubtedly hasten into the spotlight and make the 4th of July something for which he can take credit. Lord … more
 “Angela Merkel puts Donald Trump in timeout for throwing his toys at the table.” That was one circulated caption on this photo that “went viral” after Donald Trump’s brattish behavior … more
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