Category Archives: History

We Need Hillary Clinton to Keep Us Safe from a Donald J. Trump Presidency

I would have watched Donald Trump’s speech last night if I could have. But I couldn’t. In any case, I knew that I would be able to read the “highlights” from his speech this morning, and I have. I did … Continue reading

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Good luck to 2016’s Odd Couple

It’s the first day of the Republican National Convention for 2016, and today we have the introduction of the Odd Couple. I’m talking about Donald Trump and Mike Pence, of course. Donald Trump, the blow-hard billionaire real estate developer and … Continue reading

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Great Britain just gave a giant middle finger to the European Union

Many of you woke up this morning to the hullaballoo that Britain just gave a giant middle finger to the European Union, and by extension, to the rest of the world. It was the vote on the so-called “Brexit,” the … Continue reading

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Today is a day to celebrate Hillary Clinton

I’ve been a “Bernie Bro” since before he announced his candidacy for the Presidency, but it’s time to give Hillary Clinton her due. This really is a historic moment, as she becomes the first major party nominee to be President … Continue reading

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It’s people like us who are running nuclear power plants

I came across this great picture of a wolf at Chernobyl. For those of you who don’t remember, that is the nuclear power accident that happened back on April 26, 1986, or exactly 30 years ago today. And laid waste … Continue reading

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The Story of my Father and Zev

Last week we lost my father. It was both expected and unexpected: he had been in cognitive decline for a while, and he had trouble swallowing, and he didn’t exercise at all, and he had been getting thinner and weaker … Continue reading

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You have to enjoy the show while it lasts

Not sure how many of you remember Phyllis Schlafly, who is now 91, but she came to prominence in 1972 as a very effective right wing activist, initially as one of the women who was opposed to the Equal Rights … Continue reading

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Three things that made Christianity what it is today

By now one figures that most people, at least most reasonably educated people, know that Easter is largely a pagan holiday. It’s based on the celebration of Ostara, and the Vernal Equinox. I wrote about this last year at Easter … Continue reading

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The Year of the Asshole

It’s become clear that, with respect to the American Presidential Campaign, this has become the Year of the Asshole. Donald Trump is obviously exhibit #1, but he’s hardly the only one. On the Republican side, the other candidates who have … Continue reading

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About American Thanksgiving

Today is American Thanksgiving, a holiday which in recent years has acquired more of a controversial status. There was one thing that was always kind of nice about Thanksgiving: it didn’t matter if you were a Christian, a Jew, a … Continue reading

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