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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…

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…

Hallelujah, Trump Rushes To Aid The Needy!
February 8, 2017

Hallelujah, Trump Rushes To Aid The Needy!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Of all the economic pain in America that Washington ought to be relieving, what group would you choose as the top priority? Public opinion surveys consistently reveal that the great majority of us say that people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder – the poor and the failing middle class…

‘Populist’ Trump Punks His Fans
February 6, 2017

‘Populist’ Trump Punks His Fans

BY JOE CONASON There was never any reason to think that Donald Trump’s stump-speech assaults on Wall Street banks and hedge funds were even momentarily sincere – but millions of working- and middle-class voters loved his populist rhetoric. Emerging from his gold-plated jet, Trump would roar about cracking down on the financial vultures who had…

Three Comforting Thoughts About Trump
January 24, 2017

Three Comforting Thoughts About Trump

BY FROMA HARROP It’s still hard wrapping my brain around the words “President Donald Trump” – but there are strategies for moving in that direction. Indeed, I’ve come up with three comforting thoughts about the next how-many years. 1] Trump has no fixed principles. He’s not a real conservative, which presents some interesting possibilities for…

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