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Explaining the Election of Trump By Someone Smarter and More Eloquent Than I Am

I read this article this morning and was blown away by the fact that Professor Giroux had expressed so much that I have tried to say over the last five years in hundred of thousands of words. That he did... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day: A Meditation on Ritual

For an old Hippie like me the idea that I would love my family’s ritual of “Father’s Day” seems at first silly and vapid.  The fact that a made-up holiday, dreamed up for commercial benefit, could add meaning to my... Continue Reading →

Nobody Asked Me But………..Musings of a Political Cynic on the Shooting of Congressional Republicans

We are in Mid-June and the scene in American politics has grown even more bizarre fostered by putting a narcissistically dangerous and incompetently deluded person in the White House.  The events of just this past week alone seemed to constantly... Continue Reading →

Just Another Dull Week in American Politics: John Oliver On the Comey Testimony and Keith Olbermann on Trump and Hookers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLvhAtGyDtM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ATnIls5HSM

The Roots of the “Poison” in Our Politics

Almost daily there is someone expressing in the Media the lament that the political atmosphere in America has become too partisan,  too poisonous  They will go on to say words to the effect of: with so much shouting at each... Continue Reading →

“Loving” and Hating: History Remembered

Among the most viciously stupid and/or dangerously naive among us, are those who upon Barack Obama's election declared we were living in the "Age of Post-Racial America".  Tomorrow will mark  the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in... Continue Reading →

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