Category Archives: religion and politics

N. Korea: Warmbier’s Tragedy “A Mystery to Us Too”

Wow, now who can lie like this with a straight face?  Now who does this make you think of?  North Korea kidnapped this young man, obviously tortured and abused him, then shipped him back to his family in a coma, … Continue reading

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White Privilege in Modern America

Today I’m going to share something from Facebook recently posted by my wife, Claire Detels.  Claire is a retired musicologist from the University of Arkansas and helped introduce me to the world of politics and feminism in the late 1980’s. … Continue reading

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Freedom Caucus is Id on Steroids!!!

Yesterday I described Trump’s head-to-head confrontation with the Freedom Caucus of his Republican Party as rival versions of “brain stems with arms and legs” coming to blows.  Another way to view this is simple id vs. id, raw unmitigated desire … Continue reading

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Obamacare Showdown Today for Republicans

The Republican Party has painted itself into a corner with today’s vote in the House of Representatives.  Regarding their unifying cry of “Repeal Obamacare”, the House is scheduled to vote today on the issue and several of the GOP representatives … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken in 1920 predicted that a Donald Trump would come along, declaring, “As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the … Continue reading

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Trump Escapes Another Challenge to His Ego’s Autonomy

The deadline for Trump to “put up or shut up” re the charge that Obama wiretapped Trump Towers has apparently come and gone, with Trump once again escaping unscathed.  No one will force him into the corner and hold him … Continue reading

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The Idiocy of Our Politics

When I was in grade school in the 1960’s, from time to time a group of kids, usually boys, would get together and announce to each other that they were going to do some brazen, daring thing.  This announcement would … Continue reading

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