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Author's Biography

Eugene Elander has been a progressive social and political activist for decades. As an author, he won the Young Poets Award at 16 from the Dayton Poets Guild for his poem, The Vision. He was chosen Poet Laureate of Pownal, Vermont for his poem Pownal People. His three new verses for America the Beautiful:September 11, 2001 were widely acclaimed and read into the Congressional Record by U.S. Senator Chris Dodd.
Mr. Elander has authored three volumes of poetry: The Right Click, The World Click, and Journeyings, all written from 2004 to 2006, in the U.S. and Sweden, as well as two published novels: The Goat of God, and Turning the Tides, both available on Amazon.com in Kindle and electronic pdf editions. A self-help book titled Empowerment:Taking Charge of your Life has just been completed and awaits publication.
Mr. Elander is a freelance columnist who published a newspaper for ten years in New London, CT. He is an economist and college lecturer, and has been an agency executive director, emergency management consultant, investigator; and former animal control officer, deputy code enforcement and health officer for Farmington, New Hampshire. He and his wife Birgit, who co-authored The World Click, divide their time between Georgia and her homeland, Gotland, Sweden.
Several other books are underway, including a sequel to The Goat of God, and a public version of his doctoral dissertation on Cooperatism, a new economic system he developed which includes all stakeholders (workers, consumers, and the public as well as stockholders) in crucial decision making. Mr. Elander is a member of the Stonepile Writers group in Georgia and is president of his own Elander Press.

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Pawn Thursday, July 30, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pollard the Pawn The true facts of the excessive sentence and thirty-year imprisonment of Jonathan Pollard are outlined in this article. This grave injustice deserves at least an apology from all of those who orchestrated this abomination.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Marking the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act! This article highlights the landmark American with Disabilities Act which became law just twenty-five years ago this week. It recounts one incident in which handicap access ramps were secured, in New London, Connecticut, and the struggle to secure them before passage of the ADA. Similar problems occurred all over America and helped lead to the ADA.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Strange Tale of Snow White versus the Sixteen Republican Dwarfs This parable highlights some of the major candidates in the 2016 presidential race, while providing a bit of needed humor as well.

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin Sunday, July 19, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ukraine and Iran: Leaving a Legacy can be Leaders Labor Lost! The likely legacies of American President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are examined in this article, along with the risks that those legacies will be determined by unwise decisions, particularly in the foreign arena. The world may suffer as a result of such unfortunate decisions.

Golden Fleece Monday, July 6, 2015 (54 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Alexis and the Golden Fleecing! The Greek economic crisis must be put in perspective, and the European Union should not be held hostage by any one nation which has economic problems. These issues are put in perspective in this article.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary: Stop Your Deplorable Dunning for Dollars! The early stages of a presidential campaign should be dignified and effective. The Hillary Clinton campaign has not achieved either of these qualities to date. Instead, an endless litany of dunning emails demand dollars from small donors, while the big issues seem to be neglected. That needs to change at once.

Monday, June 15, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Importance of the Magna Carta today, 800 years after it became law in England! In recognition of this Eight Hundred Year Anniversary of the English Magna Carta, which limited the so-called Divine Right of Kings, we need a new Magna Carta today to limit a host of abuses of power in the Twenty-First Century.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 (41 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Russian Threat to the Entire Baltic Region, and How to End It! Americans are generally not well-informed about developments in Scandinavia and the Baltic Region, which is a serious shortcoming for them. This article examines the threat from the expansionist Russia of Vladimir Putin to that region, which is very real and very close to Scandinavia, where Russia is just across the Baltic Sea from Sweden. This article examines what may be the opening shot of further Russian expansionism.

Self-service checkout. Nobody works here. Monday, June 1, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Camels Head in the Retailing Tent: Self-Serve Checkouts Destroy Entry-Level Jobs! The widespread growth of self-service checkouts and similar ways of retail cost-cutting is destroying a host of entry-level jobs. The trend cannot be stopped, but it can be slowed by vigorous customer opposition. The job you save may be your own, or that of your child or friend. This article outlines some actions you can take to do so.

Beyond non-negotiation to include threats against families. Sunday, May 31, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Awful Mishandling of American Hostage Situation Policy The recent White House initiative to reach out to families of former hostages taken by ISIS and other terrorist groups appears to be mainly a public relations play. The reality is that America has no sensible or effective policy on hostage negotiations, and our refusal to even consider ransoms is based on false premises and inhumane actions. All options need to be on the table, to try to save precious innocent lives.

Arthur Laffer - Caricature Friday, May 22, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Last Laugh is on Economist Arthur Laffer! Supply Side Economics gave us the Laffer Curve, which has turned out to be wrong except as a truism -- instead of lifting all boats, these theories have sunk the boats of the middle class and poor in many nations. They need to be repudiated in favor of progressive economic approaches with humane values.

Bibi Netanyahu Sunday, May 17, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu Damages the Israeli Cause Once More! The recent Vatican treaty with the so-called State of Palestine is a direct result of the arrogant intransigence of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu. Having alienated America and most of the world by his harsh and despicable tactics, he has now alienated this Pope also, to the disadvantage of the State of Israel, and of the Middle East.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Meet the Worst Post Office in America! This not-atypical experience dealing with The Worst Post Office in America illustrates why the iconic United States Postal Service (USPS) is in decline. Unless and until USPS top staff take real responsibility for solving problems, that decline will only continue. In this age of electronic mail, the practices described in this article cannot be tolerated -- or, sadly, the end of the USPS is in sight.

Walter Scott Shooting - Police Officer Michael Slager Shoots Black Man in Back Thursday, April 9, 2015 (34 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The North Charleston "Death-by-Cop" Case -- and the Case for Civilian Police Review Boards! Civilian Police Review Boards are an excellent way of insuring responsible conduct by police officers. The recent killing of a Black man by a White police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina has been better handled than similar cases in other jurisdictions -- but without real independent review of any and all such cases, more similar tragedies are very likely to occur.

Monday, April 6, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Reversing the World's Worsening Water Woes! As the world supply of potable/drinkable water increasingly falls short of world demand, solutions are available. Israel has pioneered in the conversion of salt water to fresh water, at affordable cost, and now needs to share its technology freely and rapidly with other thirsty nations.

Friday, March 20, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bibi's Blatant Betrayal! The dangerous actions, and likely results, of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyau's re-election tactics have not only damaged the longstanding American-Israeli partnership, but also Israel itself, and the cause of Middle East peace.

Friday, March 6, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In honor of Selma, Let's Abolish Ferguson! What would it take to really improve the safety and lives of residents of Ferguson, Missouri? A strong case can be made that they would be better off as part of their County rather than living in such a reactionary and racist city. Ferguson should be abolished by the State of Missouri.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Homeland Security Cliff -- and the Disastrous Cliffhanger! The latest crisis in Congress, which risks funding for the vital Department of Homeland Security and its counter-terrorism work, would be ludicrous were it not so serious. Instead of "kicking the can down the road" again, Congress should pass a 'clean bill' which funds homeland security through the end of the fiscal year. Any tie to other issues, such as immigration, must be removed from such legislation.

Rudy Giuliani Saturday, February 21, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rudy's Rude Rabid Rancid Rant Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani seems determined to make a fool of himself by his continuous litany of denigration directed at President Barack Obama. Rudy's latest silly rant, claiming that our President "does not love America" demonstrates the former mayor's irrelevance to anything of importance today.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Delta Airlines fails to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth" once again! While Delta Airlines continues to charge substantial fuel surcharges even though fuel prices have been drastically reduced, Delta also continues to pay out large profit sharing bonuses -- over $1.1 Billion for 2014 -- to staff. The larger the salary, the larger the bonus. Something is drastically wrong here -- WHY IS THE PUBLIC INTEREST SO BLATANTLY IGNORED?

Thursday, February 12, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Asleep at the 9-1-1 Switch, in the State of Georgia! America's antiquated 9-1-1 emergency call system is unable to locate some callers because of its outdated analog technology -- and some of those callers, or their families, are injured or killed as a result. This article proposes ways to update and fix that obsolete system, now.

Monday, February 9, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Hypocritical Stone Casting Aimed at News Anchor Brian Williams! The pundits and judgementalists are having a field day over NBC News Anchor Brian Williams' apparent misstatement about his Iraq War coverage experience. It would truly be a shame to let them destroy a good man and great reporter through their spite and venom.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
As oil prices are cut in half, why are airlines still gouging fliers by fuel surcharges? This consumer economist focuses on the totally-unjustified "fuel surcharges" being gouged from flyers by nearly all major American and European airlines, while fuel prices fall by 50% or more. A full Congressional investigation is needed, if the airlines refuse to clean up their overpriced "act."

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Open Letter to Mitt the Unfit! Twice-Failed Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney had to attack the President's outstanding State of the Union address almost before Barack Obama had finished speaking. It is clear that Romney plans on running for President once again -- which is almost sure to assist in a Republican loss again in 2016

Sunday, January 18, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The State of Georgia's Death-dealing Double-header! America is the execution capital of the world when it comes to the death penalty, and Georgia is among the worst of the states perpetrating this barbaric practice. When will they ever learn? Executions do not deter capital offenses, they encourage them, as then the perpetrators have little to lose by killing victims. This is shameful!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Barbaric Start on 2015 in Georgia! The latest execution in Georgia is the first in the nation in 2015. This barbaric practice must cease, particularly when there are some extenuating circumstances. In this case, the man executed was a decorated veteran with PTSD. But Georgia has executed juveniles and retarded people, so this latest execution is, sadly, not at all surprising -- just totally barbaric, cruel, but no longer unusual.

Monday, January 12, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
From Selma to Ferguson: The Mixed Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. needs to be re-examined in the light of the Ferguson and Staten Island police killings of Black males, if the civil rights movement is to move beyond the present mixed situation. This article highlights some directions for that movement.

Monday, December 29, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Audacity of Audacity: A 2015 New Year's Message for President Barack Obama As we enter the New Year 2015, we also enter the "final quarter" of the Obama Administration. Here is some advice for the American president as to what needs to be done NOW, for the nation, and for his place in history to be secure.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dangerous and Defective Decisions at Delta! The recent exposure of a gun-running ring led by a Delta baggage-handler and a man who flew for free on Delta may be only the tip of an iceberg of incompetent decisions at the airline. A full investigation of adverse decisions by Delta is desperately needed, and long overdue.

Friday, December 12, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The House of Representatives has put a big lump of coal in America's stocking! The House of Representatives, leveraged by the White House, has passed the very bad Cromnibus Bill, which extends government funding at the cost of hard-fought limits on bank speculative bailouts, and on campaign finance spending. Now, our last hope lies in the Senate's rejection -- for now, at least -- of this very bad bill. A Continuing Resolution is sufficient to keep the federal government funded.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Has Depraved Indifference become the official American standard? The CIA torturers of detainees, and the agencies they employed as torturers in many nations, should be charge as the war criminals which they are -- and those who sit by with mealy-mouthed responses are guilty of "depraved indifference" to these abuses, making them guilty of complicity in these crimes against humanity.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In Ferguson, it was Officer Darren Wilson vs. "Hulk Hogan"! Ferguson MO Police Officer Darren Wilson has confirmed, in his own ABC News interview, that his killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown was totally unjustified. Now, it is time for the Federal government to expose this wrongful act via civil rights violation charges against Wilson, his police department, and the local prosecutor who failed to carry out his sworn duty of protecting the public.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Keystone XL: America Wins, Landrieu Loses! The inspiring role of several Sioux tribes in opposing the dirty-oil Keystone XL pipeline going through their lands is contrasted with the despicable role of Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana in attempting to force the pipeline through the Senate in a probably-futile attempt to keep her seat. Now, President Obama should veto the next try at this unwise and unneeded project.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (29 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Does America Still Deserve Democracy? The shamefully-small percentage of eligible American voters who actually voted in the 2014 Elections will come to be seen as a major step in the decline of this nation. We cannot remain a real democracy without real democratic elections, in which the majority of citizens do vote.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Attacking Iraq and now Syria: It's deja vu all over again! After analyzing the shortcomings of the new bombing of Iraq and Syria in a futile attempt to eliminate ISIS and other terror groups based in those countries, this article points out the tragic killings of innocent civilians and the creation of even more refugees through our misguided and ineffective new wars.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Barack Obama Declares War on the First Amendment! Muzzling past and present federal employees has become a newly-enlarged policy of the Obama Administration -- notwithstanding that this adverse policy violates the Presidential Oath of Office as well as the First Amendment to our Constitution.

Monday, March 17, 2014 (21 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Wimp and The Whimper! Putting Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and power grab of its Crimea region in perspective leads inevitably to a lesson in history: if Putin is not stopped now, the whole world will pay the price later. U.S. President Barack Obama needs to play a key role in preventing such a tragedy.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WHAT NEXT, ALASKA? A fanciful conversation between Presidents Putin and Obama This tongue-in-cheek article describes a fanciful conversation between Presidents Putin and Obama, in which Putin exerts the Russian claim to Alasks. Perhaps that is not as far-fetched as it may appear.

Monday, March 10, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will the revised SAT college entrance exams be any better than the old ones? A professional educator outlines his concerns as to whether or not the redesigned SAT exams will be any better than the former version in predicting college success. American colleges and universities should take a very hard look at this entire approach.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The latest despicable Republican Blame Game! At this time of a national foreign policy crisis in America over the Russian territorial grab for Ukraine, the Republicans seem only interested in using that crisis as one more excuse to blast President Barack Obama. They have no sense of shame.

Monday, March 3, 2014 (36 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ukraine and Putin: Shades of Adolf Hitler! The striking parallels between Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine, a sovereign nation, and Adolf Hitler's early invasions of independent nations in Europe, are both striking and scary. What next, President Putin? And what will America and the world do to stop the the severe danger from Putin now, before it is too late?

Thursday, February 27, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Delta's Despicable Frequent Flyer Downgrades! Delta Airlines manages to find ways of making its Frequent Flyer program worse for its loyal customers. The latest such adverse change bases FF awards on money spent with Delta rather than on miles flown. That can only favor business flyers and the wealthy over loyal flyers of modest means. Delta should reconsider making its FF program even worse than it is.

Monday, February 10, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Recent Rancid Ranting of Rand Paul U.S. Senator Rand Paul has managed to tarnish whatever image he may have by using attacks on Bill Clinton to try to discredit Hillary Clinton. All Rand Paul has done is to discredit himself.

Sunday, February 2, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Planet Earth's "Death By A Thousand Pipelines" The Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline is only the latest major step degrading our planetary environment. The drastic effect of the totality of all those degradations is addressed in this article.

Monday, January 13, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Robert Gates "piss-and-tell" memoir damages the nation! Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has managed to damage America's national interest by venting his frustrations in his new book DUTY: Memoirs of a Secretary at War while his former Commander in Chief and other former colleagues are still grappling with difficult situations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. By doing so, Gates has proven himself untrustworthy.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hey, it's just New Jersey stuff! The present scandal in which top aides to the Governor of New Jersey blocked traffic lanes on the George Washington bridge to punish the town of Fort Lee for its mayor's failure to back their boss is put in historical context in this article. Such tactics are not unusual in New Jersey -- but they are still deplorable.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Georgia Senators Do the Dance of the Despicable! On the very anniversary of the date when the War Against Poverty was launched fifty years ago, most Republican Senators voted against the extension of unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed. The article focuses on the two Georgia Senators who joined the Republican majority in this shameful and despicable denial.

Monday, December 30, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Pope and the President As 2013 ends, it is time to sum up the roles of both the new Pope and the U.S. President -- and to contrast how they are handling their responsibilities. This Pope seems to be doing much better in meeting those responsibilities than is the case with this President, as explored in the article.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mr. President, do not saddle Georgia with your proposed judicial appointments! After a long delay in making federal judicial appointments in Georgia, President Barack Obama has nominated several men who have worked against equal rights for all in that state. He should withdraw those nominees and start consulting with his own party's leaders rather than pandering to the reactionary opposition.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Saving America and Americans from Our Own Government! The legal justification for the massive NSA spying on Americans and others via telephone and internet information has now been found to be unconstitutional. A president whose Oath of Office is to uphold the U.S. Constitution cannot defend such acts!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Toronto's Tacky Team! On the lighter side of life, particularly in Canada, the antics of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother City Councilor Doug Ford are depicted in this article. Why they receive so much media attention -- including a reality TV show -- is the underlying issue; they may have put Toronto on the map, but it is not the focus anyone or any city should want.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obamacare: A Vast Project Based on a Half-Vast Idea! The fatal flaws of Obamacare, including the unwise attempt to blend private insurance with a national health care program, can only be mended by starting all over, as painful as that prospect may be. The problems run far deeper than merely the flawed implementation of the Affordable Care Act -- they are fatal flaws. America needs to follow the best European health care single-payer models. Back to the drawing board!

Monday, November 11, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama vs. KAOS -- The Return of GET SMART! Many Americans believe that federal spying has gotten way out of hand, and this article compares that spying to the 1960s TV spy spoof GET SMART. The cold light of reason needs to be applied to our present national spookery, before we irrevocably alienate our allies and damage ourselves.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Has Barack Obama become a rogue president? Many recent behaviors by the President and his administration have become so bizarre as to appear to be rogue (mis)conduct. This article presents some of that roguery.

Friday, October 18, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ted Cruzing for a Bruising! The leading role which Texas Senator Ted Cruz played in making the recent government and debt crisis even worse is highlighted in this article, as well as his apparent plans for 2016.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Barack Obama must honor his Oath of Office, and the Fourteenth Amendment! Hpw the present, and any future, crises over our public debt can be avoided is presented in this article, which relies on sound Constitutional principles to resolve public debt issues.

Friday, September 27, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our Kamikaze Congress! The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives is clearly willing to shut down the federal government unless its ridiculous demands to end Obamacare and take other improper actions are met. Like all forms of blackmail, those demands must be resisted, fought, and defeated.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dealing Distance Death by Drone is Despicable! Drone Warfare has crept into our arsenal by the back door, and the existence and use of these latest death-at-a-distance weapons needs to be studied, controlled, and prevented.

//www.flickr.com/photos/56261168@N00/9513809704/: Downtown Detroit Monday, September 23, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In bankrupt Detroit, a phony Emergency Manager creates his own 9-11 emergency! Now that it is known and admitted that Detoit city officials, appointed by the Tea Party Governor of Michigan after Detroit went bankrupt, intentionally ordered power outages to teach residents and workers some kind of bizarre lesson, the strongest possible actions should be taken against these officials to help prevent any recurrences of this abuse.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WELLS-FARGO: Despicable from Beginning to End! One long-term Wells Fargo mortgage and banking customer describes the miserable experiences he and his family have had trying to get a fair break and shake from W-F!

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