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The Bigotry Of The Pious

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

For a man who doesn't read a lot, President Donald Trump sure has been influenced by history. What's amazing about the days of yesteryear is not just that we keep repeating their errors, but that these mistakes move so seamlessly through time, the past being prologue and all that Shakespeare stuff.

So it is with the defining tradition of bias ...Read more

Greenland: Not Another Trump 'folly'

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

President Donald Trump has broached the idea of purchasing the massive and largely frozen island of Greenland from Denmark. Cue the laughter. My Montreal-raised wife tells me that in the nearly uninhabitable frozen tundra country of her youth, she and her Canadian friends grew up exclaiming, "It's as cold as Greenland!" But POTUS, evidently, was...Read more

In this specious species shame has become extinct

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

For all their bluster and destructiveness, it turns out that the Trumpsters are really just frightened little politicians. They wait until the media herd is focused on overcovering everything Jeffrey Epstein to quietly announce that they are making another move on their continuous rape of the Earth.

It was only in May that a major report from a...Read more

Biden's biggest problem are his age-old gaffes

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

When Joe Biden says he's running for president, he means it literally. He likes to be seen jogging around at his various campaign events.

Obviously, that's his way of showing that at 76, he's not too old for the grueling physical and mental challenges of being POTUS. But it does raise a few questions: Does he stretch before he breaks into a ...Read more

Living with a Red-Flag PotUS

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

First of all, the "red flag" idea, by itself, is a mealy-mouthed approach to gun control. It takes its name from the idea that police or others in authority may seize deadly weapons when someone raises that "red flag," a warning about an individual who is mentally unstable and therefore, as the expression goes, "a danger to himself or others." ...Read more

Trump makes a slight turn away from hatesmanship

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

It has become routine: President Donald Trump spends a golfing break at one of his properties. Tragically, horrific gun massacres also have become part of the routine, two of them in the past weekend, one of them clearly the consequence of a white supremacist who had gone over the edge, armed with the most lethal handheld weapons of mass ...Read more

What do you call a group of politicians?

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

I want a show of hands here. How many of you have an idea as to what we should call a group of Democratic debaters? Should it be a herd? A flock? A gaggle? How about something unique? Before the demeaning candidate hand-raise is a thing of the past, raise yours if you like "squabble," as in a squabble of Democrats, because that's what they're ...Read more

As humans soar high, we need to remember our lows

Politics, Moderate / Bob Franken /

How is it that some of humankind's most soaring achievements are inevitably followed by disappointment? I've been thinking about that in the days after we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Those of us who were around can remember all the commentary about how this "one small step" was that exquisite moment where we ...Read more

 

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