[ • 21 Nov 2017 • 2 Comments]
Let’s leave for a moment the world of sex abusers and victims, tax-reform abusers and their victims, and the Liars Poker game at the White House to dispel a myth perpetrated by all the media and believed by numerous righteous citizens.    I speak of the of the myth of the great unifying single leader of the Democratic Party. Whether posed as a question by columnists and commentators of all persuasions or offered up as a general statement, there is the presumption that somehow there should...

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[ • 17 Nov 2017 • No Comment]
Take this headline from a recent piece at NBC News: “Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.” (Ah, “science.” If I had a dollar for every headline that claims that “science proves” this or that batty premise, I could probably buy NBC News and hire a bunch of winsome kids to write endearing articles that might make a semblance of sense. But I digress.) Read more from Heather Wilheim Read the full story »
[ • 16 Nov 2017 • No Comment]
From the Washington Post Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) “forcibly kissed” her and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, saying that “there’s nothing funny about sexual assault.” “You knew exactly what you were doing,” Tweeden wrote in a blog post for Los Angeles radio station KABC, for whom she works as a morning news anchor. “You forcibly kissed me without my consent, grabbed my breasts while I was sleeping and had someone...

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[ • 15 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
Alabamans get to vote yes or no to senate candidate and accused pedophile Roy Moore, who joins the endless parade of producers, actors, journalists, professors and others accused and probably guilty of rape, assault or harassment. Most have no impact on me other than generalized contempt. But I’ve had personal reactions, apart from disdain, to some of these characters. Certain figures prompt an emotional or intellectual question: Should I boycott or make exceptions and forgive? Take Bill Cosby–whose...


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[ • 12 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
At the top of the list of reasons why the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform actually encourages the problems than it pretends to want to solve: Distinguished Service Award for Lisa Madigan A bunch of political insiders paying homage to Politicians is a terrible example of a ‘Campaign for Political Reform’.
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[ • 7 Nov 2017 • One Comment ]
Imagine, if you will, the public outcry from the right if Barack Obama called the American system of criminal justice a “joke” and suggested it is a “laughingstock.” (We all know it is not without flaws, but it seems to work pretty well, cleaning up mistakes through the years.) Imagine then the reaction if Obama had called for the Department of Justice to prosecute a defeated opponent, say, Sarah Palin, for any of many stupid remarks. Critics immediately point out that the...


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[ • 7 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
Washington D.C. used to complain that Ronald Reagan employed a strategy of “starving the beast” – cutting taxes so that new spending was tough to legislate. Now, D.C. seems to employ the strategy of “gorging the beast” – spending so much that tax cuts are hard to pass. Persistent over-spending, and costly entitlements have created permanent deficits. In addition, arcane budget rules and “scoring” models (which estimate the budget impact of legislation) make...


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[ • 2 Nov 2017 • 3 Comments ]
In an administration where lying seems  to be a normal bodily function like eating, breathing and eliminating, the current big lie, promulgated by the Liar in Chief, his megaphone Sarah Huckabee Sanders and their media echo-chambers, is really huge and actually has some Democrats and other anti-Trumpers confused or wondering. It was emitted soon after the report that an agent for the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee had hired the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to continue...


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