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Another day, another broken promise (and more lies) from Donald Trump. “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake. Eye … more
“A fool and his money are soon elected.”—Will Rogers I’ve been blogging as if the Leader were a semi-weekly, as it was back around the 1920s or so. However, today we’re all short-timers … more
“We are Republicans. But we are Americans first,” GOP Senator Margaret Chase Smith said 68 years ago (1950). “I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four … more
We U. S. citizens collectively are not the only “Americans” on the block. We’ve appropriated exclusive use of that name ever since the Revolution. First off, Canadians are “Americans” just … more
“True Americanism is opposed utterly to any political divisions resting on race and religion.”—Henry Cabot Lodge. Or perhaps as apt to chew on, the words of Theodore Roosevelt: “The things … more
I’m certainly no expert on international relations, and it’s pretty obvious these days that Donald Trump isn’t either. But a great many things lately just don’t smell right to me. For … more
“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Here’s more about real news and real opinion it has effected; what some others have been … more
Hoover had “alcoholic Smith;” Trump conjured up “Crooked Hillary.” Both won the election but we wound up with the true ‘’losers” in both cases. Quoted paragraphs following are from a … more
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”—Mark 8:36 Seems many seeking political advantage and veneration these days freely toss out … more
“Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.” How will Donald spin all this after his GOP Senate passed a resolution that affirms “the press is not the … more
What intelligence and resolve! When I was her age (11), I hadn’t yet even joined the Boy Scouts, or ridden a bicycle. I knew squat about national affairs—and I wasn’t being taught much in fifth … more
"We're doing a lot of things that people don't even know about.”—Donald Trump in Lewis Center, Ohio, Aug. 4. Some things, however, will find their way into the light one way or another, thanks … more
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