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DEMOCRACY, OR NOT?

Republicans Attack Democracy Republicans are renewing their efforts to suppress the voting rights of minority populations, which raises a very serious question. Do Republicans want to live in a democracy or not? We all watched in horror as domestic terrorists exposed the fragility of our democratic republic on live television January 6, 2021. Rioters brutally… More

6MWE and Other Fine People

What is 6MWE? 6MWE! The first time I became aware of that acronym, and what it meant, was Wednesday, January 6, 2021. A reporter, covering the attempted coup at the Capitol pointed it out on the shirt of a MAGA supporter. 6MWE stands for “6 Million Wasn’t Enough,” a reference to the 6 million Jews… More

Covid 19 Vaccine, Trump Style

Vaccine Development It’s no secret that Donald Trump wished Covid would disappear “like a miracle.” Tragically, he denied the devastating effects of the pandemic and failed to respond with urgency or effectiveness, resulting in the deaths of 350,000 Americans by year’s end. To his credit, he did take up the cause of producing a vaccine,… More

Trump’s Attempted Coup and Other Seditious Acts

Authoritarian Dreams Three cheers for the Founding Fathers. The structure of our democracy and its constitutional institutions have thus far been able to withstand the seditious acts and attempted coup by Donald Trump and his sycophantic supporters. Since the day of his inauguration, Trump has expressed unabashed admiration for authoritarian leaders, and has increasingly embraced… More

Ideology and Religious Bias in Supreme Court Decisions

Personal political ideology and religious bias now loom over Supreme Court decisions. When the Framers created three co-equal branches of government in the new Constitution, they presumably gave the Supreme Court the final word on its interpretation. They expected the Court’s decisions to be apolitical, and we, the citizens, have held to that ideal. We… More

Trump’s Mad Maskless Covid Deniers

There’s a price to be paid for living in Trump’s orbit; objective truth has to be disregarded. You have to be willing to blindly accept the lies he tells many times a day, usually by Twitter, which are reinforced by media outlets and social media accounts that support him. Of the tens of thousands of… More

Trump’s Emotional, Irrational, Occasionally Rational Voters Dig-in

Election Results As of this writing, latest election results indicate Joe Biden will accumulate the 270 electoral votes to ascend to the Presidency. Yet our democracy hangs in the balance. Ignoring any possible results, Trump has already done what he promised. Claiming voting irregularities, he is seeking a remedy he hopes the Supreme Court will… More

Trump’s Path to Victory—Voter Suppression

It’s become very clear that Donald Trump’s only path to return to the White House is by suppressing the votes of likely Democratic voters. Joe Biden has maintained a consistent lead in the polls for many months. And after Trump’s bulldozing performance in the first presidential debate, his off-putting bravado regarding his own bout with… More

A Clear and Present Danger to the United States

In a feat of masterful reporting, The New York Times exposed the truth about Donald Trump’s business acumen, finances, and fraudulent behavior. Most New Yorkers weren’t surprised to see proof of what they’ve known for a long time: Donald Trump is a charlatan and terrible businessman. Indeed, transcripts of his main federal tax returns from… More

Trump is Making America Worse

“Make America Great Again.” That was the slogan that became the brand associated with Donald Trump in his campaign for the Presidency in 2016. But once he was in charge, America became worse, much worse. Now, in his words, he wants to “Keep America Great.” He doesn’t say great for whom, of course, but certainly… More

DeJoy Mortally Wounding the U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is mortally wounded, and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is twisting the knife, hoping to accelerate its demise. The pandemic bears some responsibility, but of equal significance is a business model that can no longer sustain itself financially. Instead of trying to repair its fundamental problems, DeJoy has been eliminating equipment and… More

Trump, Sycophants, and the End of Democracy

Trump, Sycophants, and Democracy Donald Trump, his sycophants in Congress and the right wing news media are doing all they can to bring democracy to an end in the United States. For much of his Presidency, Trump has advanced his authoritarian and racist policies and practices with the full backing and support of his sycophants.… More