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The Musings of Mike Spindell

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October 2016

Racism and Segregation: It’s Like “Brown vs. the Board of Education” Never Happened

In 1954,  when I was ten years old, the Supreme Court handed down a monumental verdict in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483.  In that decision SCOTUS recognized that state-sponsored segregation of student on the basis... Continue Reading →

“Hating Hillary” By the News Media, For Fun and Profit

Less than two weeks ago I wrote a post "Hating Hillary"  where I gave my take on the causes and the history of "Hillary Hatred" in America,  that began with the election of Bill Clinton. Yesterday I read an article... Continue Reading →

Republican Treason

This piece is about the treason being committed by the Republican Party. There are many like me who believe the reality that American Democracy is but a thin veneer of limited choices set against the power of a corporate oligarchy. ... Continue Reading →

Intimations of Fascism and Donald Trump Via Keith Olbermann

Some regular commenters here think that I'm being alarmist when I liken  Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler.  One of the points made against the analogy that the two are equivalent is the idea that Hitler was backed by a para-military... Continue Reading →

The Subtle and Not So Subtle War on Social Security and Medicare

For me Social Security and Medicare have literally been life saving programs.  Social Security benefits comprise a large slice of my retirement income, while Medicare paid for my Heart Transplant and pay for the otherwise too expensive anti-rejection medication that... Continue Reading →

The Opioid Epidemic Ala John Oliver

Now that the overuse of Opioids and Heroin has spread throughout the White community in America it is viewed as a crisis.  For years Heroin rampaged through the communities of people of color in the United States,  with some recognition, but... Continue Reading →

Not Really About the Clinton E Mails: The FBI Is An “American Hustle”

The seventh Director of the FBI, James Comey, injected the Agency and himself into this Presidential election cycle by releasing a statement chastising Hillary Clinton for the use of a private E mail server while Secretary of State.  Donald Trump... Continue Reading →

A Foolish Consistency is the Hobgoblin of Liberal Minds, Why Conservatives Mostly Succeed

Ralph Waldo Emerson “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Deplorables: Keith Olbermann Strikes Again

One of the things that make Fascist Dictators so frightening, yet so compelling, is their ability to twist reliable reality into the false certainty of the "The Big Lie".  In this past week, I've had to grit my teeth as I've... Continue Reading →

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