Category Archives: Politics

Return to checks and balances brings hope

I have to post quickly before events reactivate the despair and cynicism of the last two years.  I felt a smile emerge when watching the swearing-in of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Imagine the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Listening to Ann Coulter not Jim Mattis: a recipe for disaster

The menacing lion-like creature shook his orange mane, growled and chased me down the hill leading to the road where our house is. I sat bolt upright in bed, realizing it was just a bad dream that had disturbed my … Continue reading

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Non-fiction books for season’s gifts – or just for you

You’re probably as sick of the daily news cycle as I am, despite the satisfaction of seeing the progress of the Mueller investigation.  Still, I highly recommend House of Trump, House of Putin,  by former Boston Magazine editor Craig Unger.  This … Continue reading

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Changing leadership with Pelosi at the helm

Congressional leadership of the Democratic Party is going to change. It’s not a question of whether but how and when.  Despite the best efforts of North Shore Congressman Seth Moulton, who is spearheading the movement to depose former and probably … Continue reading

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Hillary 4.0? Spare us, please!

Her emails are coming more frequently, especially in the wake of the midterm election. She is doing more interviews and being coy about whether there is another Presidential bid in her life. And before 2018 ballot counts were complete, an … Continue reading

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Under Trump, hate has been mainstreamed

Words fail to capture adequately the shock and aching sadness at yesterday’s slaughter of 11 and wounding of others Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. The randomness of the target selected … Continue reading

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Can young voters beat back climate change deniers?

We love our iPhones; they’re the result of science. We fly on planes, relying on the underlying science. Our modern society is shaped by science. So why, when 97 percent of scientists concur that the planet is threatened by climate … Continue reading

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