Yet Another Mass Shooting

The headlines about Las Vegas had barely subsided when we were assaulted by yet another mass shooting. Once again, Trump made sure to place his political spin on it, characterizing the killer as mentally disturbed without waiting for a police investigation. The man has no conception of his proper role in government. He is a… Continue reading Yet Another Mass Shooting

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Betrayal of the People, III

Predictably, Trump is backing up the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The provisions of this proposed law restrict Medicaid payments, likely forcing millions of poor and elderly people to lose their health insurance. This is in stark contrast to Trump's promise to have coverage for everybody. Opposing this law are doctors, hospitals, and… Continue reading Betrayal of the People, III

The Spirit of Revenge

"Take all the prophets of Baal, and let not one of them escape you; Bring them down to Kishon’s brook, and there let them be slain". Elijah, by Mendelssohn   This example, drawn from a Jewish book written several centuries before the current era, calls also to mind the events of the French Revolution, in… Continue reading The Spirit of Revenge

The Boy Who Cried Wolf – a Letter to the president (sic)

Did your parents tell you the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf? It is one of Aesop's fables. Wikipedia sums it up: "The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking wolves are attacking his flock. When one actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers… Continue reading The Boy Who Cried Wolf – a Letter to the president (sic)