Category Archives: Politics

Truth Rejected: What Susan Collins omits

Sen. Susan Collins is a right-wing Republican tool, not a moderate. Her Oct. 5 Senate speech, which explained her “Yes” vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, reveals truth rejected rather than reasoned support of the nominee’s judicial judgement.  I’ve lived … Continue reading

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Susan Collins, hurry next door for a chat with Patrick Leahy…

Vermont’s two longtime senators, in my view, are the best of the lot. Patrick Leahy exudes integrity. Bernie Sanders is, well, Bernie, a man of the people, a true believer, a good socialist. It was 1974 when I taught American … Continue reading

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Go Vote…like your life depends on it!

Sitting at the Red Garter bar alone on a Friday night, a perky young blond woman sips on her watered-down drink. I’m considering aloud which beer to order. Would I like the light, citrusy Barrio Brewery beer on tap? “Oh, … Continue reading

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Primary Work

Guessing each voter’s party affiliation is tiring. My job as the Opposing Party Judge at the August 28 Arizona Primary allowed me to ask each voter to choose a party ballot. She’s a Latina so she must be a Democrat, I … Continue reading

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Are Congressional Republicans akin to potted plants? How about Wyoming Republicans?

Here we are in Casper, Wyoming, the state most supportive of Trump. Sipping on a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, eating dill salmon salad sitting in a half avocado, I survey the scene at J’s Pub and Grille. Nice … Continue reading

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Registering people to vote

Yesterday was a long, tiring day at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.  Watching lines of young swimmers smiling by our table, severely disabled kids in wheelchairs, and exercisers of all ages, my book club pals and I registered only three … Continue reading

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A little knowledge can’t hurt…

Wyoming and the deep South are home to the most ardent DT supporters (check out  Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com chart, state by state. What do they put in their drinking water? I’m happy to report that Hawaii’s residents are the most … Continue reading

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