Category Archives: Candidate

Effects of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith[1]. Every previous civilization has been destroyed by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. The more advanced the … Continue reading

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Campaign Financing

It seems to me…. “Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite.” (“Every democracy gets the government it deserves.”) ~ Joseph de Maistre[1]. Elections are an indispensable mechanism of representative democracy allowing citizens to express their will, select their leaders, and … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Democratic Party

It seems to me…. “I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.” ~ William Jennings Bryan. Democrats suffered a humiliating defeat in November – not just for the presidency, but in Congressional and Gubernatorial races. The … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Trump: Totally Unqualified

It seems to me…. “The point is that you can’t be too greedy.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. Very few people consider Donald Trump to be a paragon of honesty[2]. He, and his supporters, frequently complain of media bias and he apparently … Continue reading

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Trump vs. Facts

It seems to me…. “One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. A charlatan in any other guise still remains a charlatan. The presidential election of … Continue reading

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Explaining Donald Trump

It seems to me…. “New Rule: Whenever you think the Tea Party can’t get any dumber, they get dumber. Now they’re in love with Donald Trump. Because nothing says ‘We’re serious about fiscal responsibility’ quite like a billionaire whose corporations … Continue reading

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