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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…

Betrayal! The Ugliness Of Trump
February 20, 2017

Betrayal! The Ugliness Of Trump

BY VERN TURNER Upon reviewing my previous essays on betrayals within our nation’s politics and government, I saw that certain prophecies have unfortunately come true, and some things not imagined have come to pass that are even worse. There is a sense of ugliness coming from this newly ordained administration and Congress that smacks of…

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…

Plain Talk
February 16, 2017

Plain Talk

BY VERN TURNER Remember when Jimmy Carter was just starting out running for president? This was his opening line of introduction that ended with “president.” Well, it occurred to me that his grassroots approach to meeting his future constituents would work for anyone trying to get elected to public office, even a Democrat. Now, we…

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