Category Archives: Politics

Trump and the cursed golden stool – A Folktale

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor January 20, 2023 marked the second year anniversary of Joe Biden’s presidency. In the immediate aftermath of his electoral victory, I wrote a folktale/fable condemning Trump’s villainy and depravity. Folktales are stories originating in popular culture … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi – A Life in the Sun

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor The lioness roared and determined it was time to leap into the thickets and marshlands of a Presidential impeachment; taking the whole Pride with her and using the last of her nine lives to fight a … Continue reading

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Trump : Today’s King Uzziah

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor King Uzziah (783-742 BC) reigned in the ancient kingdom of Judah which had splintered from the kingdom of Israel. Unfortunately, his contempt for the settled norms and traditions of governance, got the better of him leading … Continue reading

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Truth is More Powerful than Hate

Yesterday, a member of the Michigan state senate gave a speech which struck right at the hate-filled heart of right-wing extremism and deception.  Her name is Mallory McMorrow – it’s a name worth remembering, because I’m hoping she will soon … Continue reading

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To Kiss the World Good-bye – In Memorium

January 27th is International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims. Hana Volavková (1904-1985) was the only curator of the Central Jewish Museum to survive World War II. She collected and edited poems, letters, and drawings in a book called I … Continue reading

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National distractions: Does draconian democracy deconstruct the administrative state

By ann summers Like Caliguila’s horse, Draco (not the Harry Potter one) ordered death penalties for cabbage theft, but had no cure for a leader who also had the mind of one. The Trump Cabinet continues to surprise us with … Continue reading

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Russia profits from Trump tariff policies as US farmers continue to suffer

by ann summers The recent Chinese soybean purchase from the US made prior to US-China trade talks might only give the impression of reversing a claim made by Putin in November that the US had “given up” on the Chinese soybean … Continue reading

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Trump’s total commitment to whole cloth

  By ann summers Trump continues to claim that the media covered protests of his Pittsburgh visit as riots. Nobody covered the protests as riots. The reality is that Trump deliberately tried to incite violence in Pittsburgh on Tuesday by forcing … Continue reading

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J’Accuse Chinese food – an hour later you want to chokehold someone again

By ann summers Disinformation is getting a bad name these days, but then again isn’t bad naming what it’s about? Saudi Arabia’s cascade of excuses for killing Jamal Khashoggi hinge on not making it seem like an official act, but … Continue reading

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Trump gaslights-up fake news

By ann summers Trump’s gaslight will power an entire nation. Trump’s still emitting Bill Shiney objects because having one media empire (Murdoch’s) as his personal press agent, driving memes to its media brethren, is not enough. There should be only … Continue reading

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