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David H. Rothman is a columnist for The Georgetown Dish ( He is author of The Solomon Scandals (Twilight Times Books), a 2009 novel featuring a real estate crook with a knack for buying up journalists and politicians. "My favorite political fantasy is the instant removal of both Trump and Pence from office, followed by serious jail time. Nancy Pelosi comes with flaws galore, but I love the karma of a female politician replacing a rapist orangutan." Other background: --Ex-poverty beat reporter and feature writer for the Lorain (Ohio) Journal. --Freelance opinion pieces for the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and others. --The Silicon Jungle computer history and guide (Ballantine) and other books. --Founder-Editor-Publisher, TeleRead ebook news and opinion site (, the oldest of its kind on the Web. Noncommercial. --Former editor of High Technology Export & Import magazine (no longer around). --Co-founder, The savage inequalities of the library world are actually even worse than those of public schools. We need not only the proposed endowment but also much more generous tax support of libraries. Also, stakeholders outside the usual foundation elite should help govern the endowment. --Judge in recent RFK Journalism Awards competitions. --University of North Carolina. About "Sadi" the Sheltie, shown in the photo: Alas, Sadi has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She actually belonged to my sister, who would have known just whom to finger as a suspect if Sadi had been puppy-napped.

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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Donald Trump Could Kill Me: The Biggest Reason I'll Vote for Joe Biden Let's cut to the chase. Trump's ineptness as an administrator could kill me. I'm not only well north of 60, I also have heart and lung issues. I'm still extra-functional: my heart stent works, and I even have a shot at making 90. But not if I succumb to the Trump Virus.
The future of the United States Postal Service On March 25, the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings hosted a discussion to address the current health of the USPS and reform efforts to ..., From YouTubeVideos
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 12, 2020
Toward a military coup? How possible is a military coup against Trump? His war against voting by mail, even during an epidemic, increases the odds.
Trump doubles down on calling coronavirus the 'Chinese virus' US President Trump doubled down on calling the coronavirus the .Chinese virus. during a briefing in the White House, where journalists asked him about the ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2020
'Trump Virus,' please--not 'Chinese' one Donald Trump by far is the main cause of the spread of the coronavirus here in the U.S. We need to call it "The Trump Virus," just as the Depression-era shanytowns became known as Hoovervilles.
Caution: Presidential stupidity can be hazardous to your health., From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Stupidity can kill: How to test and vet would-be presidents Our president is a loathsome lunatic, and now Crazy Don's public health bungles have imperiled our lives. How can we reduce the chances of another deadly human virus sullying the Oval Office?
Primaires de'mocrates : premier duel entre Joe Biden et Bernie Sanders Couronne' dans plusieurs tats la semaine dernire lors du .Super Tuesday., Joe Biden veut s'imposer de nouveau, mardi, sur son rival Bernie Sanders., From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Get out now, Bernie! It's Joe Biden's time to run for President I'm proud of my vote for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary. As an FDR Democrat, I couldn't have acted otherwise. So why did I vote in the 2020 primarily for Joe Biden instead?
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 31, 2020
Facebook vs. Aileen-and Trump-era freedom of speech Facebook may or may not have deliberately harassed Aileen O'Donnell Joachim L'Etoile, a 2016 Bernie Sanders delegate. But regardless of what's happening, her plight illustrates a double standard. Trump can flood Facebook with lying ads. People like Aileen, however, don't fare so well amid Facebook's Kafkaeque enforcement of "community standards."
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 26, 2019
Toxic for libraries? KKR investment firm to buy OverDrive, biggest library ebook company An investment firm is buying OverDrive, the leading supplier of ebooks and audiobooks to libraries and schools, and anti-trust issues might arise. Will an outfit as profit-driven as KKR really serve the public interest?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 25, 2019
A Billionaire Ban? No. Tougher Regs and More Taxes? Yes. The super rich own our political system and an outrageous share of our national wealth. But is a ban on billionaires the solution?