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The Circus in Cleveland: Trump Filled His Ring With Clown Acts and Crude Insult Comedy

One of the problems with American discourse having moved to the Internet and the cable news networks is that we rush to the circus ring making the most noise,  and…

Why I Didn’t Watch The Mandarin Candidate’s Speech Last Night

I’ve been staying away from politics lately. Well, I’ve tried to, anyway. But with the information overload of the RNC, it’s been like trying to avoid the rain with a…

Ted Cruz Found What John McCain Lost in 2008

One of the great things about republicans is our loyalty. For the most part we quickly fall in line behind whomever our billionaires want us to fall behind. So it’s…

A Race Like No Other: Burning Hillary At The Stake

On Tuesday, July 19, the second day of the 2016 GOP convention, Donald Trump, the inexperienced, inarticulate, potty-mouthed, dubiously reputable business man turned anti-government carnival barker officially became the presidential…

The Mysterious Unsolved Murders of the Grimes Sisters

In the mid-1950s, Elvis Presley was all the rage. Scores of teenage girls played his records and saw his films at every opportunity. Barbara Grimes, 15, and her sister Patricia,…

A Crisis Comes Into Focus: Why Doctors Are Plagued By Depression and Suicide?

A sense of angst was rattling students at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. One of their peers had taken his life days before. Professor Mikel Snow…

Why Ted Cruz Decked Donald Trump at the RNC

It was hard to pay attention to the next Trump child at the podium with the next willowy blonde spouse. It was hard to listen to Newt and Callista Gingrich,…

Why Did the North Miami Police Shoot Charles Kinsey?

Maybe the “hands up – don’t shoot” touring company should have waited to use that chant a bit longer, because the city of North Miami, Florida has acted out the…

Republicans: When It Comes to Gun Laws Any Disruption Will Not Be Tolerated

We begin with Alabama Governor George Wallace, as portrayed in a trailer for the movie Selma, talking about putting down demonstrators agitating for civil rights. The Governor explained that he…

Why No One Will Talk About Anal Cancer

Paulette Crowther said she had colon cancer, but she didn’t. As she fought for her life, only her children and closest family friends knew her real diagnosis: Stage IV anal…

Donald Trump: Thief and Tyrant

He’s the same old Donald.  A thief, a liar, and a tyrant. A bold statement to be sure but hear me out on this before you dismiss my accusations. Let us…

Republicans: Melania Trump’s Plagiarized Speech Was Michelle Obama’s Fault

Republican means never having to say you’re sorry for plagiarism or, for that matter, anything else. I don’t get the big fuss over Donald Trump’s hot wife lifting a few lines…

How Donald Trump Offers Gasoline To a World Aflame

History has offered ample evidence that catastrophic events often spring from unexpected beginnings. In June 1914, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire was killed by a Serb…

Rediscovering the Leviathan: Is Libertarianism, that “state of Nature?”

Baton Rouge. A few days ago, a word association test would have had me responding with Janis, but now it’s more likely to be murder, cops, revenge and war: that…

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