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I am a retired clinical psychologist and now consider myself to be a full-time progressive activist. I was a candidate for the U.S. Senate (Maine) in 2008 as an Independent. Prior to that I was a member of the Senior National Staff in the Kucinich for President Campaign (2008). I am a past Vice President of the Maine Veterans for Peace, Chapter 001. I am also active in the Albuquerque Chapter of VFP and the Central New Mexico Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America. In addition I also appear in film and TV as a background actor.
The Donald's Promises
This article discusses two of Donald Trump's promises directed at influencing his base: Jobs and law and order. The failure of Trump to deliver on his promises illustrates the manner in which he endangers the Nation.
Friday, December 25, 2015(1 comments)
On Aggression as a First Choice: Is there another way?
The prevalent ethos in the United States is that differences in opinion, behavior, faith, gender orientation are to be resolved by aggressive actions -- not by discussion, negotiation, understanding or compassion. We have a long history of addressing differences by means of aggression. This article calls for a major cultural change and a commitment to non-violence as the way to resolve differences among nations and peoples.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013(3 comments)
An Opportunity for Obama to Redeem Himself
This letter reviews several illegal acts and war crimes committed by members of the Bush and Obama administrations. It holds the President accountable for the lack of holding officials accountable and the growth of the imperial presidency. It urges Obama to create a Truth and Reconciliation process as a means to reset the path toward a democratic government, healed nation, and Peace.
Friday, December 21, 2012(1 comments)
A Way Forward: From Newtown to Peacetown
Addressing gun regulation in the aftermath of Newtown, while essential and necessary, is not sufficient to find a resolution to the violence and aggression that mark our society. The underlying cause of the many horrific homicidal events that mark our nation's history are explored and a path to change and resolution is offered.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012(9 comments)
DOUBLE STANDARD: The Treatment of Manning and Bales
This is the tale of two American soldiers. The tale is not over nor is this article designed to provide a complete rendition of their stories. Their guilt or innocence will not be argued here. What will be illuminated is the different ways in which these soldiers were/are treated by the military authorities who hold them in captivity and to explore the possible reasons for the rather dramatic differences.
Thursday, January 26, 2012(5 comments)
Fallout from Failure to Impeach
The failure of the Bush/Cheney impeachment effort has resulted in a continuation and enhancement of the Imperial Presidency under Obama. A strategy for changing the direction of the administration, short of impeachment, is promoted. Failing this, the potential even if Obama were to get reelected,is for the Nation to move further away from a democratic republic form of government and further towards a fascist state.