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On The Risk To Contraception

f “In 1968, Pope Paul VI issued his landmark encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (Latin, “Human Life”), which reemphasized the Church’s constant teaching that it is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent new human beings from coming into existence. Contraception is … Continue reading

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Distractions on the Left

A demonstration like they used to be  – this one, led by Communists for unemployment insurance in Union Square, New York.  Did you think the government just gave it to you?  Wake up and smell the coffee This is an … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Over – Back To Earth

Well Christmas is over. A portion of the U.S. government is shut down though not enough to ensure that our elected representatives go unpaid, all because our petulant boy President hasn’t yet got funding for his wall. The Federal Reserve … Continue reading

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The Last”Radical” In The House – A Re-Post from 2015

With the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to  the House from the same N.Y. area, as well as other “radical” progressives from elsewhere, it is a nice time to remember the last House radical. Vito Marcantonio What do you think of … Continue reading

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There’s Hope In Some Places

A couple of weeks ago during a White House press conference, Jim Acosta, who works for CNN asked a question after being called upon by the President.  President Trump doesn’t like CNN and clearly doesn’t like Jim Acosta. Acosta asked … Continue reading

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Throwing Chum On The Waters

Well our illustrious President is at it again, creating chaos to drum up  his base prior to the mid-term elections next Tuesday. It wasn’t enough that one of his ardent supporters decided last week that enough was enough and sent … Continue reading

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On Corruption in Florida

Governor Rick Scott and Senator Bill Nelson Well its now less than 2 weeks until the mid-term elections and I for one will glad to see them over with.  The TV is filled with nasty political ads and the robocalls … Continue reading

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L’Affair Khashoggi

Trump knows the Khashoggi – He bought Uncle Adnan’s super yacht, the Nabila back in the day. And so our “ally” Saudi Arabia apparently murdered a Saudi journalist last week in their embassy in Istanbul.  A special team of 15 … Continue reading

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The Mass Media and the Threat to Democracy

‘Free press.” Once upon a time it was a common belief among Americans that a free press had a sacred responsibility; to hold the powerful accountable and to provide the public with enough information to make informed political decisions. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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What’d I Say?

Dred Scott A couple of days ago I said it would make no difference. After all of the sound and fury signifying nothing, Brett Kavanaugh was approved 50 – 48 with one Republican woman abstaining, one Republican male attending his … Continue reading

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