The Musings of Mike Spindell


January 2016

Bill Clinton Wasn’t a Good President: Why Hillary Worries Me

My musings, such as they are, get created in broad strokes that synthesize all of my experiences and all of my reading from my life of 71 years.  I was a psychotherapist, Social Worker and a social services executive before... Continue Reading →

What You Know About Syria is Wrong: If You Read the New York Times

When I was growing up and starting to become a political Junkie the "bible" for current events was seen to be the New York Times. This was true because our country's pundit classes in Washington and New York viewed the... Continue Reading →

The Real Truth About Bernie Sanders “Socialism” in Context

President Obama has all but come out and endorsed Hillary Clinton. Paul Krugman has dismissed Bernie Sander's as naive. In fact it seems that the whole center and right wing of the Democratic Party has disparaged the seriousness of the... Continue Reading →

Neanderthals and the Racism of Social Darwinism

Although I managed to become an accomplished professional in my career, the truth is that the abiding intellectual passion of my life was never fulfilled. This had much to do with my own limitations and economic situation, but is really... Continue Reading →

“Originalism” and Ted Cruz: Hoisted on His Own Petard

One could make the argument that among those running in this year's race for the Presidential nominations, Ted Cruz is far and away the most brilliant from an academic standpoint and in his legal career. He graduated Cum Laude from... Continue Reading →

America’s Black Genocide and the White Reaction to Baltimore and Ferguson

Genocide is the systematic destruction of all or a significant part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group. Well-known examples of genocide include the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and more recently the Rwandan Genocide and the Bosnian Genocide. Wikipedia... Continue Reading →

Paul Ryan, Teddy Roosevelt, Adolph Hitler and Eugenics

Congressman Paul Ryan said: “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.... Continue Reading →

Weep for America: Sarah Palin and John Wayne Endorse Trump

Sometimes the doings in the Republican Party make my work here far too easy. Yesterday in politics was one such day. Sarah Palin, John McCain's 2008 running mate, endorsed Donald Trump in Iowa. Earlier that day Trump received the endorsement... Continue Reading →

Denying the Existence of Bigotry

Whenever the subject of bigotry gets touched upon we see certain people who will not only disagree with the premise that bigotry exists, but who will assert that those who claim it does, are the “real bigots.”  This is an... Continue Reading →

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