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Yeah I’m a liberal, you got a problem with that?

Is Donald Trump a Fascist? A biased, pseudoscientific analysis

A recent viral video shows Irish lawmaker Aodhán O’Riordáin telling his colleagues, “America, the most powerful country in the world, has just elected a fascist.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldQsy9EW68c)  Other YouTube search results for “Trump fascist” are so numerous that I gave up looking … Continue reading

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My “Top Ten” predictions for the Trump presidency

The people have spoken.  Or, at least, the electoral college has spoken, on the basis of the popular vote state by state.  Or, at least, that’s what we’ve been told.  (Investigative journalist Greg Palast argues — persuasively, I think — … Continue reading

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Freedom and Independence

On Independence Day, we in the USA celebrate our country’s independence from England, and the freedoms we enjoy as U.S. citizens & residents. We like to say we’re the “greatest country in the world,” and that we have more freedom … Continue reading

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Lady Liberty

A beloved symbol of the USA is the Statue of Liberty, which was a gift from the French people in 1886.  Its name in French is “La Liberté éclairant le monde,” meaning “Liberty Enlightening the World.”  Chinese pro-Democracy demonstrators created … Continue reading

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My father, the Army surgeon

As I write this, it is Veterans’ Day 2013, and everywhere people are honoring and memorializing members of our armed services.  My father, Frank Kennedy Mears, Jr., was a major in the U.S. Army.  When I was three, in 1955, … Continue reading

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Questions for Romney

1.  If (as your campaign slogan says) you “believe in America,” why is so much of your money invested overseas*? 2.  How can reducing taxes on the rich (as your party insists) create jobs in the USA, when you and … Continue reading

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Activists: It takes all kinds

Having been a proud activist for many years, I offer the following list of different types of activists I have encountered along the way.  (In all candor & humility, I must confess that I have — at one time or another … Continue reading

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