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Forget the Silent Majority Worry about the Soft-Spoken One

U.S. President Richard Nixon on November 3, 1969, said, “And so tonight—to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans—I ask for your support.” Nixon’s plea to this so-called ‘silent majority’ is similar to Mr. Trump’s pandering to his not-so-silent and decreasing … Continue reading

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A “Pander” Bear as President

Trying to understand knee-jerk irrationality from someone who has turned it into an artform is a waste of time. If the word “pander” did not exist, it would be invented to describe Donald Trump. At his “listening session” with the … Continue reading

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Cold War Redux

Let’s assume for the moment that President Trump is correct in his assertion that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians during the 2016 campaign. Indeed, to this point, there is nothing but conjecture and innuendo to … Continue reading

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Words (and acts) of Wisdom once Common in America

I think we can learn something from the words of a great Republican President’s wise warnings about the future of America. This is a from the farewell address of President Dwight David Eisenhower to the American public before the inauguration … Continue reading

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Conspiracies: Imagined or otherwise

One of the frustrating characteristics of debating with supporters of Mr. Trump is their proclivity to interject accusations or criticisms of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, or other Democratic figures. I have often asked the question if, assuming all these various … Continue reading

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Follow Your Dreams

Americans used to be dreamers. But we did more than just dream, we acted. We dreamed of building a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific. And did it. We dreamed of a railway across the entire country. And did … Continue reading

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Rational Immigration Policy

There are two immigration policies undergoing intense scrutiny. The Temporary Protected Status Program (TPS), which is an established policy within the United States Customs and Immigration Service and DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals.) Temporary Protected Status Program The program … Continue reading

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