Author Archives: aronsbarron

President Trump little changed from candidate Trump

The newly elected president of Gambia had to be sworn in in Senegal, and Senegalese and other African military may be needed to force Gambia’s despotic president to relinquish power he’s held for 22 years. It was quite a contrast to events at the same time … Continue reading

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Black arm bands not boycott for inauguration protest

So, Ringling Bros. is closing down the circus after 146 years. But, in this inaugural week, the circus hasn’t left town.  We can’t be sure where the lions and trapeze artists are going, but we certainly know where the elephants and marquis … Continue reading

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Obama still stands for hope, alloyed with action

“When they go low, we go high,” is Michelle Obama’s credo.  Last night, her husband exemplified that commitment.  He spoke to the best that is in the American people, the power of faith, the ability of ordinary people to come … Continue reading

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Mend it, don’t end it, and call it Trumpcare

Was it 50 or 60 times the GOP has voted to end Obamacare? With an incoming President who has called the law “a disaster,” the oft-repeated move can now become reality, and the  Republicans own it.  But their move to … Continue reading

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Settlements bad; UN Resolution doesn’t help

Donald Trump’s egregiously right-wing nominee to be ambassador to Israel, his diplomatically challenged bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, may please Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But his nomination doesn’t augur well for growing divisions within the American Jewish community or American-Israeli relations. In … Continue reading

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Some headlines for 2017?

As befits the season, here are some little gifts, selected headlines I’d like to see next year. I have little expectation they will top newspapers or tease newscasts.  Still, a gal can dream. Please add your own in the comments section below. … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren right to apologize

Shortly before Elizabeth Warren announced her Senate candidacy,  my husband asked her what past senators were her consumer protection role models and where on the spectrum between William Proxmire and Phil Hart she’d place herself. Proxmire was a maverick legislator, renowned for creating the Golden Fleece … Continue reading

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