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Trump And Associates

It seems to me…. “One immutable trait of the gullible is that they are credulous to a fault. Though no-doubt well-meaning, the naïve are Trump’s base.” ~ Pamela Meyer[1]. Legalized casino gambling was approved in my hometown of Atlantic City, … Continue reading

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Liberal/Conservative Tax Policies

It seems to me…. “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity.  The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more.”  ~ Jill Lepore[1]. Tax reform recently approved by Congress, though long overdue, while correcting … Continue reading

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U.S.-Iranian Relations

It seems to me…. “Iran rejects weapons of mass destruction based on its belief system, its religious belief system, as well as well as its ethical standpoint.” ~ Hassan Rouhani[1]. The nuclear agreement signed with Iran on 14 July 2015, … Continue reading

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Trump Just Doesn’t Get It

It seems to me…. “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.” ~ Donald Trump[1]. I have avoided directly commenting on Trump’s performance as U.S. President for quite some time. While believing his actions … Continue reading

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The Post-Industrial Economy

It seems to me…. “Our working hypothesis is that the status of knowledge is altered as societies enter what is known as the postindustrial age and cultures enter what is known as the postmodern age.” ~ Jean-Francois Lyotard[1]. Over the … Continue reading

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Divergent Views of National Institutions

It seems to me…. “The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society.” ~ Paddy Ashdown[1]. Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of several of the nation’s leading … Continue reading

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Presidential Misgivings

It seems to me…. “Don’t automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn’t considered key aspects of the issue.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld[1]. There isn’t any logical explanation as to what motivated anyone to vote for … Continue reading

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