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A Review: Shattered- Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

April 29, 2017

When I was a small boy, growing up in the poor area near the meat packing plants of Oklahoma City, there was a universal understanding of politics. It was not the politics of platforms and policies, much less the politics of personality clashes. Instead, it was the profound sense that Franklin Roosevelt and the New […]

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Something’s Happening

March 1, 2017

Last night I attended a meeting whose purpose was to establish an Our Revolution- Indivisible group in the towns southwest of Boston. A colleague and I also hoped to find a few people who would be willing to be candidates for delegates slots for the coming Democratic State Convention. We had done a reasonable job […]

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The Pussy Hat Rebellion

January 23, 2017

It felt like the sixties. There were the ghastly transportation struggles to get to the actual demonstration. The earnest concerns of the demonstrators were almost palpable. Above all, there was the sense of comradeship and fun. Even the symbol of the demonstration- a knitted pink hat with cat’s ears- poked sly fun at The Donald’s […]

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GOP Muddles Health Care Repeal

January 22, 2017

Let’s be crystal clear: the Republicans in Congress hate Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act. Well, most of them hate most of it. Well, maybe there are a few good parts, but overall, they truly hate Obamacare; after all, they voted to repeal it 60 times. Then along comes the unpredictable Donald Trump and talks […]

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The Class War: Our First Stand Rallies to Defend Health Care

January 13, 2017

Senators Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have called for rallies throughout the country to protest Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Called “Our First Stand” to suggest that these rallies are only the beginning of resistance to efforts to eliminate Federal health care for more than 20 million […]

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