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Breaking Up Families–How America Looks Like a Dickens Novel

The news has been full these past few weeks of disturbing stories from the nation’s borders. The Trump administration has separated immigrant children from their parents precisely to discourage others from trying to enter…

Is It the USA vs the Rest Of the World?

A Facebook chum in the USA has told me that the World Cup is hardly being mentioned over there. Some might say that, as the USA didn't qualify, why should…

Avoiding the Cyclists: Britain’s Lycra Nazis

Cycling is good for you. Getting on your bicycle and peddling around for a while is exercise and, of course, exercise is good for you.…

No Time for Senators…

…or Congresswomen either. It’s not just in the Southwest, it’s in the Southeast too – Homestead Florida south of Miami is home to yet another child detention center. Doing due…

A Vestige of Humanity In the Age of Trump?

He's talking about children of course.  I don't have to repeat the stories about crying babies and little girls pleading to be able to make a phone call. You've heard…

Awful Ann Coulter Calls Detained Immigrant Children ‘Child Actors’

We currently live in a country where the young children of undocumented immigrants are being separated from their parents and kept in cages at the U.S.-Mexico border, while much of the Republican…

21 Reasons Why Trump Nazi Stephen Miller Is So Horrible

Even among the right-wing ideologues doing the actual presidenting in this administration, Stephen Miller stands out for the copious amounts of Kool-Aid he mainlines. Speaking to the New York Times, a…

How Crossing the US – Mexico Border Became a Crime

For most of American history, immigrants could enter the United States without official permission and not fear criminal prosecution by the federal government.…

A Terrible Tale of Trump Family Values

I think it's a normal, if temporary reaction when confronted with disaster, but of course we know it's really happening and we're going to have to cope with it all…

Has Trump Been Trumped By A Guy Named Kim?

So, having spent a few days digesting the seemingly extraordinary events recently of President Trump meeting Kim Jong-un, I have decided to keep my musical nicknames for them both. It…

Confessions of a Blusterous Bigot

Senator Orrin Hatch, conservative Republican from Utah, urges us to accept and to value those who had once been the objects of unmerciful derision, who are still targets.…

Suicide Is Not a Solution

In the wake of Anthony Bourdain’s death, there’s been a lot of talk about suicide and why people commit it. My friend, Christine, recently posted on Facebook about it because…

Was the Big Bang Really Such A Good Idea?

Five billion years ago, two neutrons bombard a carbon atom. Five million years ago, two chimps figure out how to brain the other chimps with a femur bone. …

Everything You Wanted To Know About the World Cup, or Not

Is it true or did I mishear it? Did I hear America and Mexico are sharing the next World Cup? I could easily Google it but I'd rather believe I…

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