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Is Robert Mueller “Dorothy, Witch-Killer”?

The Wizard of Oz is a beloved part of the American cultural heritage. Every year it introduces young children to a slice of Americana and reminds older Americans of this venerable triumph of innocence over evil. Its music, dances, and scenes have become iconic symbols in the American culture. So beloved is the movie that […]

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Fifty Years an African-American: Is It Time for a Change?

This series of posts on the journey of middle-passage blacks in America (mainly in New York) now reaches the present.  The previous post addressed the Negro period from the Great Migration to the dawn of the civil rights era. It was a time when blacks left the South and the agricultural way of life for […]

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Is Donald Trump Our Rehoboam? – A Bible Penis Story

What biblical character most resembles our President? Putting aside the answers of Mike Pence and the evangelicals, what biblical figure most closely matches Donald Trump? I confess that there does not seem to be a perfect match so any response would be subject to question. To begin with, there aren’t many children characters in the […]

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Trump Triumphs in Pennsylvania: Don’t Believe the Fake News

In a stunning display of sheer raw political power, President Donald Trump brought his professional wrestling show to rural Pennsylvania, an area where normally no Republican dare show his face. Although billed as a spring training exhibition in preparation for the summer season of relentless barnstorming, THE DONALD was in full mid-season form. All America […]

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The White House Ship of State (The Sequel)

The White House ship of state is not the Love Boat. Is it the Titanic? Perhaps a better metaphor than something crashing into an iceberg would be the meltdown of the ship where the motto is “ABANDON SHIP! ABANDON SHIP!” Let’s examine the different components of the ship of state and determine what if any […]

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Let the Students Speak: Bring Back Convention II, a High School Civics Program

Shortly after the Bicentennial, Bob Feinman, my father, created Convention II. It was a mock constitutional convention run by and for high school students. It was not about laws but about amendments. The students would propose, debate, and sometimes even ratify changes to the Constitution. The 2/3 vote requirement for passage made it difficult but […]

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“Stupid Is What Stupid Does”: The Donald Awards

In this time of awards and medals, it is only appropriate to name the nominees for the first Donald. In 2013, Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal warned the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Jindal said Republican candidates should “stop insulting the intelligence of voters… with offensive and bizarre statements.” However, Jindal didn’t listen […]

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Hannity versus Mueller: Who Is the Better Dot Connector?

We humans need to bring order to chaos. We need to make sense of the universe we perceive. The challenge to do so is a never ending one as the universe changes. It has grown bigger in space, longer in time, more different in peoples, and more complicated in technology. Those who can connect the […]

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