Category Archives: Politics

No Trump.

Donald J. Trump has won more electoral votes than Hillary Clinton and so shall occupy the White House on January 20, 2017. I never thought my country was capable of doing this to itself.  Not after having elected Obama.  Twice. Apparently, the big issue … Continue reading

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NY 21 CD musings #1

Mike Derrick (D), Elise Stefanik (R), Matt Funiciello (G) All three say they want to “bring back jobs to the North Country.” What a load of nonsense.  It’s not nonsense that we need more employment opportunities in northern New York, but it is nonsense … Continue reading

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GOP: the abandoned party

The Republican Party is the shame of the Western world.  Not only have they nominated Donald Trump to be their candidate for President, but they have jettisoned any claim they had to the mantle of fiscal conservatism. America is somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Trumped

Normally, I think Republicans are less honest and less intelligent than Democrats. I know; that’s wrong and prejudicial. Nobody has a monopoly on truth-telling and intelligence. Ah, but then comes 2016. Trump vs. Clinton. I say it now, fully cognizant of what I say: … Continue reading

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Guess that tune!

Okay folks, let’s see who listened to the radio in the ’70s.  This tune I hadn’t heard in 40 years, but I never forgot it: indeed, I hum it to myself at times and have to wonder why.  Give it … Continue reading

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Trump and the Republicans

Donald Trump is going to be the nominee of the Republican Party in this year, 2016.  This is so beyond belief that I’m sure years later as I read this entry, I will feel an enormous sense of relief that … Continue reading

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The New Arab Wars: a review

This book, by Marc Lynch, is worth reading if you are looking, as I was, for a book that puts the whole post-Arab Spring thing into perspective. If any part of the world is misunderstood by Americans, surely it is … Continue reading

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