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The above portraits include two intellectuals exemplifying an intelligence so disdained today by a rapacious self-serving political right wing seemingly determined to destroy public education’s … more
Friday, March 30, Donald Trump designated April 2018 “Second Chance Month,” during which the country will emphasize the need “to provide opportunities for people with criminal records to earn … more
“We know that Trump is an inveterate liar because the Washington Post has keep an actual running count of his lies (now topping 2,436) since he took office. There is another word for lying on this … more
It’s time for me to make another of my periodic plugs for Mother Nature and the various struggling creatures with whom I share my life. Global warming/climate change is too big a topic to handle in … more
Like it or not, this is real news. The 27 times Donald tweeted about Obama playing golf while President epitomized his obsessed enmity to that Black man in the White House. See them all here: … more
The history of journalism in America goes back to Sept. 25, 1690 in Boston. It was three printed pages (and one blank), about 6 x 10 inches in size. “Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and … more
The tweet above, an outright lie, is reproduced merely as reinforcement of the quote with the illustration. It’s typical of what Donald makes up as brief brainwashing assaults on the minds of the … more
I’m sure that there are others, among those whom Donald subordinates in the public mind by referring to them as “my generals,” who have some opinions similar to Eaton’s (read on). But they, … more
I checked in on The Daily Beast a few days ago and read an article by a well-known conservative political strategist and media consultant, Rick Wilson, based in Florida. It was titled “Donald Trump … more
Donald has pretty good speech-writers, but the giveaway is when he speaks out on his own or leaps out of bed and begins tweeting. The word on the street is that we’re stuck with a president who … more
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”—John 8:32 I had another blog all written, but upon reading a story about the Pope, I decided to switch instead to one of the … more
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise … more
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