Category Archives: History

Sometimes Someone Does the Right Thing for All the Wrong Reasons

President Drumpf and Kim Jong Un met last night (Tuesday morning their time) in Singapore. What will come out of it? Who knows? Even if they come to an ostensible agreement, it’s a long way to that actually meaning something. … Continue reading

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Both Sons of Privilege, and yet so Different

As many have heard on the news, it’s been 50 years since Bobby Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.[1] I was thinking today about the differences between Kennedy and our current President, one Donald John Drumpf. Consider: Both are white … Continue reading

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President Moron-in-Chief pulls out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Most of you heard the news on Tuesday that President Moron in Chief had withdrawn the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Back in July of 2015, I posted an … Continue reading

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

This month in autocrats, we’ve had some interesting examples of déjà vu “all over again.” In an election that had all the suspense of a Harlem Globetrotters match, Vladimir Putin has won re-election to a six  year term as President … Continue reading

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The Trump Administration actually can ask the citizenship question on the Census

Today I’m going to be separating myself from some of my progressive friends on whether or not the Trump administration can ask the Census Bureau whether a respondent is a United States citizen as part of the Decennial Census questionnaire. … Continue reading

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WTF, Government shut-down avoided for one week?

Some of you may have noticed that on Friday the United Congress voted to avoid a government shut-down by passing a resolution that keeps the Government funded for one more week, so that they can do it again this week.[1] … Continue reading

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Trump’s first 100 Days

One of the very few things I agree with Donald Trump on is the notion that the “first 100 days” standard is essentially a meaningless standard. As National Public Radio pointed out in a recent story, the first 100 day … Continue reading

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