Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hillary chooses morning over mourning in America

Last night’s historic moment almost seemed anti-climactic. I had shed my tears at the historic milestone when Hillary Clinton had clinched the Democratic nomination. I held my breath for weeks thereafter until Bernie Sanders had endorsed her, making it clear just … Continue reading

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The table is set for Hillary

Will Hillary Clinton get the post-convention bump she needs to reassure even her anxious supporters and would-be donors that she can win in November?  Tonight will determine that. Days one through three have set the table, but they won’t necessarily matter as the convention … Continue reading

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Pay equity issues start at the top

  Stock market and share prices are near record highs. At the same time, Republicans and Democrats alike bemoan a sluggish recovery that has left too many behind. As delegates gather in Philadelphia this week, I wonder how many of … Continue reading

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be fired now

Bernie Sanders has been saying for eight months that the Democratic National Committee  rigged the primary system. He also has long said that, in the interest of fair play, DNC Chair Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be forced to resign. … Continue reading

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Donald Trump a clear and present danger*

Donald Trump’s kids shone at the Republican national convention. Poised, articulate, attractive, they’d make any parent proud and certainly reflect well on their parents. Ivanka Trump’s call for pay equity and child care support were a welcome contrast to the GOP … Continue reading

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Republican convention: Red meat turns rancid, mean, and poisonous

Two down, two to go. Days, that is, of the Republican National Convention. I’m not watching gavel to gavel. I have a life. But, as a political junkie, I’m drawn to watch the evening activities, as deplorable as they are. … Continue reading

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg fumbles

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was way out of line in her scathing criticism of Donald Trump. Three times in the last week, she let it be known she can’t imagine this country under a president Trump, She called him “a … Continue reading

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Race across America

Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Lorne Ahrens. Michael Krol. Michael Smith. Brent Thompson. Patrick Zamarripa. Seven men shot and killed last week. Seven senseless deaths, all speaking in one way or another to the racism laced through relations between African-Americans and … Continue reading

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FBI sends Hillary to the woodshed

As one analyst put it, Hillary was not indicted but she was convicted  in the court of public opinion. Of extreme carelessness in handling emails.  Of setting up a private, nonsecure server in her home and using it to transmit sensitive … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton: stop the sabotage

Bill Clinton makes me want to tear my hair out. He often makes me want to take a shower. Hillary can’t fire him, but can someone put him under adult supervision?  For many, the choice in 2008 between Barack Obama and … Continue reading

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