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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe … more
The last I read, Donald Trump polled out at an overall 37% approval rating (but 86% among Republicans). The following quote is from local writer David Thielk in recent remarks here on … more
The frustrated petulance of Donald Trump’s childish refrences to “fake news” and “the failing New York Times” is just one piece of his unending insult to the intelligence and morality of … more
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in it."—Shakespeare (Polonius,  act 2, scene 2, Hamlet) How apt a description of the ongoing madness of Donald Trump, the purpose/method of which in … more
Sanctuary/deportation precedent: Trump knowingly hired illegal aliens, was never prosecuted Sky Hardesty’s comment on the Feb. 22 Leader story about the City of Port Townsend “sanctuary … more
“If you tell the same lie enough times, people will believe it; and the bigger the lie, the better.”—Josef Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda Donald Trump’s agenda in very … more
Trumped-up (adjective): spuriously devised; fraudulent; fabricated. Synonyms include imaginary, concocted, deceitful, fake, falsified, unfounded, etc . . . Pig in a Poke: Something bought without … more
“A system is corrupt when it is strictly profit-driven, not driven to serve the best interests of its people . . . When a plutocracy is disguised as a democracy, the system is beyond corrupt . . . … more
It appears Orwell’s “1984” is being updated in the Oval Office.  Our new president appears also to be quite eager to re-write the U.. S. Constitution. For instance, the First Amendment: … more
Kyle Pope, the editor in chief and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review penned an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump (Jan. 17) on behalf of the U.S. Press Corps setting some clear … more
No matter how you cut it, Saturday’s National Women’s March will be a demonstration representing the majority of the American voting public.  Final certification of the 2016 election showed … more
“Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.”—Martin Luther King Jr. in his final speech. He delivered it on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, … more
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