Tag Archives: John Kennedy

Selling Americans Spats

The title of today’s article may be an exaggeration but it illustrates an important point.  Spats were a men’s article of clothing that went out of fashion well before I was born and I’m not a youngster.  Today’s point is … Continue reading

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One Thing Thus Far Clear

My domestic readers understand this dilemma much more than my international readers.  Guns are part of the American culture.  Only a tiny minority of the most extreme want to eliminate them.  Even liberals often own guns.  We use them for … Continue reading

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Symbolism Awaiting Substance

Monday the Cuban flag was raised at the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C.  At the same time the United States opened its embassy in Havana although America chose not to fly its flag over the building until Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Something To Watch

Normally on Sunday I base my column on the big political story of the week that just ended.  Today’s topic has huge potential, may not amount to a hill of beans and flew almost entirely under the radar last week.  … Continue reading

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Too Many For No Good Reason!

Today is Memorial Day, when America honors its war dead.  Often when I write a song is in my mind.  As I contemplated this article it was, Where Have All The Flowers Gone?  Both the song and the issue have … Continue reading

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Time Heals All Ignorence?

Alabama provided the drama in domestic politics Sunday night and early Monday morning, before the clock struck 10am it was over and the conclusion was predictable.

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An Incomplete Thought

Today I want to ponder a “What if” question.  What if the President was elected to a single eight year term versus a four year term with the possibility of winning a second four year term?  If you make my … Continue reading

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The Enshrinement Of Thurgood Marshall

It has been over a year since I inducted someone into the Progressive Hall of Fame.  It is not something that is done lightly or under the pressure of time constraint.  The theme of this man’s life could have been: … Continue reading

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Apathy Antidote

Wednesday I was in a hospital waiting room reading the Washington Post on my Kindle when I ran across Matea Gold’s article entitled, “In North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan seeks to ride backlash against GOP leaders”.  I audibly exclaimed, “They … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today

It was the afternoon of November 22nd, 1963.  I had just taken my seat in Mrs. Lewandowski’s sixth grade class at Pine Hill Elementary School in Cheektowaga, New York.  The well behaved class was settling down, having just returned from … Continue reading

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