Tag: Barack Obama

Trying To Understand
February 22, 2017

Trying To Understand

BY SHARON MARTIN I follow politics like some people follow sports teams. And I thought I had learned a thing or two about why people vote the way they do. But I must say, I’m at a loss right now. I realized as much when this post from a friend showed up in my News…

Why That Russian Dossier Can’t Be Ignored
February 20, 2017

Why That Russian Dossier Can’t Be Ignored

BY JOE CONASON To see Michael Flynn depart his White House post in a miasma of misconduct – amid memories of his “lock her up” speech about Hillary Clinton at the Republican convention last summer – was satisfying. To hear that he might be replaced as national security adviser by someone saner is reassuring. But…

What Is Trump Most Afraid Of?
February 16, 2017

What Is Trump Most Afraid Of?

BY FROMA HARROP Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can play the prince, favoring a wedding party with a cameo or entertaining the Japanese prime minister in lavish Palm Beach style. Why does he also spend so…

A Carbon Tax A Truly Good Idea
February 14, 2017

A Carbon Tax A Truly Good Idea

BY FROMA HARROP Address climate change and send Americans a check at the same time. That’s the nut of an intriguing idea put together by a group of Republican elders. The plan would curb emission of greenhouse gases by taxing them at the refinery, at the mine or wherever they enter the economy. The proceeds…

It’s Not What They Say …
February 13, 2017

It’s Not What They Say …

BY VERN TURNER The smartest woman on television, Rachel Maddow, keeps telling us to watch what they are doing, not listen so much to what they’re saying. Examples from the last three months are plentiful to underscore the duplicity coming from our body politic controlled by arrogant, spiteful, backward-thinking and corrupt politicians, aka Republicans. The…

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