Category Archive: Politics

Sep 03

Euphemisms and Waste: A Poisonous Mix

In Brief— The author describes the corruption of our language and the prodigious military waste that robs Americans of precious dollars. He provides information about what is done in our name. [Written in March 2015. Revised in May 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————– The Orwellization of Language— Surprise! The American military not only wastes prodigious amounts of taxpayer …

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Aug 20

Revenge vs. Learning: Which is Stronger?

In Brief — An examination of whether the death penalty is atavistic or useful to society. [Written in May 2017.] Vengeance in the 21st Century — Premeditated murder. It’s often referred to as first degree murder, but generally (excluding military actions) it is deliberately killing another human being. States frequently have their own variations on …

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Aug 13

SCOTUS: Religion, Women and Death Penalty

In Brief — The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) — now back to nine justices with the elevation of Neil Gorsuch — determines the direction of the country. The author explains how the conservative justices will set the tone for the foreseeable future. [Written in April-May 2017.] ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Partisanship and Conservatism Rule — …

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Aug 06

Gorsuching the Supreme Court

In Brief — The author discusses how Neil Gorsuch might affect the Supreme Court and what conservatism and originalism mean. There’s a little on religion, too. [Written in April 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward, O, Backward Goes SCOTUS in Time — Betcha don’t know what Conservative means. Since you may not know that, you probably have no …

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Jul 30

Racing Toward Ruination

In Brief — An exploration of the assorted ways Trump and the shameful Republican Party are damaging America and arguably the world. Also, the steps toward firing the special counsel. [Written in July 2017.] A Child-Man and Republicans Pursue Destruction — It is said that the mills of the gods grind slow. While it may …

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Jul 23

Trump, Republicans and Fascism

In Brief — The author explores whether Donald Trump and the Republican Party are fascistic or merely opportunistically partisan. [Written in April 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- If It Looks Like a Duck… There’s an old saying that if it looks like a duck, has feathers like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it is probably …

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Jul 16

Being Under Government Covert Surveillance

In Brief — The author’s experiences with government surveillance while he was involved with draft and military counseling during the Vietnam War. [Written in mid-April 2017.] Peek-a-boo, We’re Spying on You — Spying. It’s as old as when our human ancestors came down out of the trees. Humans and governments have always sought to protect …

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Jun 18

My Letter to Women

In Brief— The author’s impassioned plea for an awakening of opposition to what is being done to limit a woman’s power over her own life. [Written in March 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- ALL Women are Oppressed— I’m alarmed. Why? Because women are being deprived of the right to determine their own lives. Some friends tell me that …

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Jun 11

A Dose of Reality — Part 2

In Brief— Part 1 of “A Dose of Reality” explained how there is little justice in America. This part examines the reality of how the American government is drowning in corruption. While corruption has existed from America’s beginning, the Trump administration sets new records for corruption. [Written in December 2016-January 2017.] “Politics is Corrupting”— When …

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Jun 04

A Dose of Reality — Part 1

In Brief— An examination of America’s so-called “justice” system instead of the comfortable myths that we live with. [Written in December 2016-January 2017.] Justice Ain’t Just— Hippity-hop, the Easter Bunny scurries about hiding eggs. A tiny fairy hides a shiny dime under the pillow in exchange for a tooth. A bearded fat man clad in …

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