America

INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUR 21st CENTURY… (…has yet to become a reality because of myopia and lack of vision) President Trump’s pronouncements about his grand plans to refurbish and restore our national infrastructures…by spending billions on repairs to our roadways, bridges,

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WITHDRAWING FROM THE FOREFRONT… (isn’t much better than leading from rear) President Trump’s formal declaration that he’s pulling America out of the Paris Climate Accord is just one more politically driven action aimed at pandering to that very narrow base

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AMERICA…IS A HEINZ FIFTY SEVEN VARIETY KETCHUP NATION (…which may be why so many folks today aren’t sure about who they should be) We came across a recent TV ad for one of those ancestry research outfits, in which a

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RUSSIA, RUSSIA…RUSSIA… (…fixating on finding a “Russian Connection”) If ever anyone needed further proof that politics, as we practice them here in America, are just as dirty a tit-for-tat game as can be found anywhere else in the world, the

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IS THE TRUMP BILLIONAIRES’ CLUB THE RIGHT PRESCRIPTION… (…to fix what needs fixing in America)? Despite a post-election chorus of doom and gloom naysaying from the sidelines, it looks like we Americans decided to take a flying leap of faith

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TODAY’S AMERICAN ANGST ABOUT ITSELF IS SIMPLY AN ECHO OF ITS PAST… (…from war-lords to robber-baron oligarchs…and back again) This may be indulging in a bit of philosophy…on wry…here, but it seems like today’s American angst about itself is simply

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THE TRUMP DREADNOUGHT MACHING KEEPS ON KEEPING ON… (…like a big black kettle trying to call all other pots…black) At the recent CPAC conference both President Trump and his main mouthpiece, Mr. Bannon, made clear what their agenda is. That

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IS AMERICA CONSTRUCTING A NEW TOWER OF BABEL… (…from too much emphasis on …pluribus…and not enough on…unum?) Everyone is familiar with the biblical story explaining the diversity of languages in this world…when human hubris attempted to build a towering structure

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IF WE’RE GETTING AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE… (…then never mind about the clowns…where are all those pros?) We’ve lived through a lot of transition episodes with new incoming administrations in our time, most showcasing how well the smooth

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SOME SAY VALENTINE DOESN’T DO ANYONE ANY FAVORS… (unless they’re card, candy, or flower peddlers…) Blessed be the name of St. Valentine, the patron of lovers and love everlasting…sorta… not to mention beekeepers, epileptics, and assorted travelers. As with so

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