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The Good News about Racism in America

Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way:  Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, is an old fool – a bigoted old fool to be precise. But despite what you may hear, he isn’t proof that racism is alive and well in America.  If he’s proof of anything, it’s…

The Hard Right’s Admiration for a Very Stupid Man

Ideologically pure conservatives apparently are so desperate for heroes, so fed up with what they call the overreach of the federal government, that they have turned Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy into an American folk hero – a modern day no-nonsense cowboy who takes no guff; a 2014 version of John Wayne. Bundy, for those…

Signing Up for ObamaCare Was the Easy Part

At a news conference the other day, President Obama defended the Affordable Care Act and slammed Republicans for continuing to gripe about it. What else is new? Well, midterm elections are new and they’re approaching.  So a reporter asked the president if Democrats should campaign on ObamaCare. “I think Democrats should forcefully defend and be…

President Obama and Stoking Resentments

If there’s one thing Barack Obama and his political pals know how to do, it’s to stoke resentment. This was a man who told us “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America. There is a United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America, a Latino America,…

Hope and Change. Really?

Let’s start with the premise that all politicians, to one degree or another, are cynical, hypocritical and are not always honest.  But Barack Obama makes even the worst of that crowd look like the virtuous Mother Teresa. When he was running for re-election he did nothing to stop a friendly super PAC from running an…

Liberals Who Have Forgotten How to be Liberal

Let’s get something straight:  Liberals are the smart ones.  The tolerant ones.  The open-minded ones.  I know this because liberals are constantly telling me (and everyone else) how smart and tolerant and open-minded they are Except when they’re not. The other day Brendan Eich, the CEO of the tech company Mozilla, that created the web…

CNN: The Place to Go for a Few Laughs

I used to think that if you could bottle CNN you’d have a cure for insomnia.  CNN gave dull a bad name.  But CNN had good points, too.  It was seen as the place to go if you were in the market for serious news. Not anymore. Ever since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared a…

7 Million Sign Up for ObamaCare — or Not

President Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and the rest of the president’s team are downright giddy because, as they tell us, more than six million Americans have signed up for the so-called Affordable Care Act.  Wow!  And that was last week.  This week, the news is even better.  Now, it’s nearly seven million, we’re told, who signed…