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AFGHANISTAN

President Trump’s recent thumbnail historical sketch of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 has been the subject of ridicule in the corporate media.  However, not one commentator I’ve seen mentioned the fact that under President Jimmy Carter and…

George H.W. Bush – Election 1988 – (Excerpt from The Eighties, Pearson, 2013), Part One

Election 1988   Running for the first time in the Republican primaries was Reverend Pat Robertson who had a large following among the core “values” voters of the GOP.  He was a founding father of the “Christian Coalition,” a political…

Mitch McConnell: Trump of the Senate

When the homely mien of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell darkens my television or soils my news feed I cringe in anticipation of the next Constitutional atrocity he’s about to commit.  Good Ol’ Mitch believes the ignorant masses don’t know…

Trump’s Words Matter

Trump calls journalists the “enemy of the people” and the Saudi government interprets it as a green light to chop up the Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in its consulate in Istanbul.  He rants and tweets about George Soros backing…

I Believe Christine Blasey Ford

From the moment when Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh became public Chairman Chuck Grassley and the rest of the Handmaid’s Tale boys on the Senate Judiciary Committee blocked the Democrats’ efforts to subpoena…

Republican Presidential Campaigns Have a History of Treason

Trump’s abysmal kowtowing to Russian President Vladimir V. Putin in Helsinki on Monday, along with the detailed indictments of twenty-five Russian nationals, the arrest of a Russian spy who burrowed her way into the deepest recesses of Republican political organizations,…

Democratic Socialists Are Fighting for Commonsense

Michelle Goldberg’s recent piece in the Sunday New York Times on the inspiring rise of young democratic socialists in recent primary elections in Pennsylvania and New York is a breath of fresh air after what seems like a thousand years…

The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy: Sirhan Sirhan’s Jailhouse Logs (June 1968)

Packed tightly inside a sweltering ballroom at the Ambassador Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, several thousand people, as diverse as California itself, were euphoric their candidate had just won the state’s Democratic presidential primary. When shrieks arose from a far…

Bret Stephens and Frank Bruni Miss the Big Picture

Bret Stephens and Frank Bruni of the New York Times both recently warned Democrats not to be too pushy in opposing the Republican tax scam because it’s going to put some chump change temporarily in the pockets of the great-unwashed…