Monthly Archives: February 2016

Trump and Racism

As much as I dislike Donald Trump, I confess that even I never would have predicted he would stoop this low. Refusing to denounce the KKK is absolutely, completely, totally without any possible moral justification under any circumstances. Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Two Pillars Crumbling

One of the most striking dimensions of the current political situation in America is the deep disarray being shown in two institutions which are each of real importance for the overall health of the American political system: the Republican party … Continue reading

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The Party of “No” Cannot Learn

The Republican Party, entangled in its own severe identity crisis, continues to plunge deeper and deeper into the abyss. The leaders are drawn into a dark hole as if under the hypnotic power of a death wish. It is abundantly … Continue reading

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Cruz Has Lots of Gall

The Cruz campaign has been caught several times in serious lies, distortions, and dirty tricks. The latest is his communications director, Rick Tyler, re-tweeting a falsehood he found in some Pennsylvania college newspaper. The lie was that Rubio had disparaged … Continue reading

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Trump’s Lump

For several months Trump has led the Republican pack with the support of about a third of those polled or voting. Most commentators consider that a commanding lead but I don’t agree. As the field of candidates gets smaller, Cruz … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitchens – god is not great

This is a brief essay I wrote a few years ago in response to a book by the now-deceased critic of everything imaginable, Christopher Hitchens. CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS:  god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything [sic] In the late 19th … Continue reading

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Politicians – A Slim Grasp of Reality

Ted Cruz seems to have come in third in South Carolina’s Republican primary. He is close to reaching second place, narrowly held by Rubio. Near the end of the final count, Cruz spoke to his supporters and opened his remarks … Continue reading

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