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Do you remember hearing this sordid story before?

By now you should have seen it.  The flood of news and comment on Harvey Weinstein.  He is the giant of Hollywood.  He drowned when a dam burst. The dam had held back an ocean of stories of his sordid

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It’s time for more reporting and less distorting

Big Media, methinks you do a disservice to Americans.  In your coverage of the Puerto Rican hurricane damage. You carry a lot of criticism of Washington’s rescue efforts.  Too little, too late you tell us.  You are quick to show

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Change the NFL to the NDL, Dummies

These football players make no sense. The guys who take the knee during the national anthem. And snipe at the flag. They seem pretty dumb to me. They are playing in London and they disrespect the flag of their country.

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Split decision: He hit. I split.

You wanna really know why I lost dis fight? Hey, I take full responsibility. But dat ain’t why I lost dis fight. Nah. It was a bunch of other people. Dey made me lose da fight. First dere was my

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No wall – but a bridge from swamp to swamp

Trump has the extremes of both parties worried.  Finally.  Good for him. He has begun to talk with Democrats in Congress about moving some laws through that body.  His message to Republicans is “You had your chance and blew it.”

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In search of intelligence at our intelligence agencies

The whacky North Korean leader revealed a few things recently.  One is that the country has learned how to make hydrogen bombs.  The other is that our intelligence agencies ain’t got much of what they are named for. In other

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Wait ’til the Prez wears Stilettos

The latest criticism of the President reminds me of something I witnessed in a synagogue years ago. My friend took me.  To be present when the Rabbi offered special prayers. For his daughter’s upcoming Bat Mitzvah. Two things surprised me. 

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Racial matters? Let’s go to extremes!

Can we please explore another extreme today? We are exposed regularly to extremes on race relations in America.  Hell, we are battered by them. Riots over shootings.  Black Lives Matter. Rebels in the NFL. Statue toppling.   “Trigger” words that make

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The Art of the Big Lie

Politics at times is the art of the Big Lie. That thought reared its head when I saw articles about a bunch of congress people recently.  They had called a big press conference.  To announce how they were getting behind

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Trying to get the hang of political correctness

Let this serve as a warning to many people in many towns and cities:  You may be next! This week a school board in Portland, Oregon dropped “Lynch” from the names of some of its schools.  Because the word would

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