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Iconography and rage

The NY Times and other news outlets have published stories about protests surrounding a painting at the Whitney Biennial.  In this case the outrage is about the fact that a white woman, Dana Schutz, produced a painting of Emmett Till … Continue reading

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Legacy – not!

There was talk about Obama’s legacy which, for some reason includes the Affordable Care Act, something that is neither affordable nor about care.  Obama’s legacy is limited.  His successful efforts to end an economic disaster should be remembered even if … Continue reading

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President Trump?

As of midnight Eastern time, it looks like Trump will be our next president.  One wonders about our population.  Yes, the Democrats ran someone wildly unpopular with anyone other than Democrats, but Trump is as crass and dishonest person.  It … Continue reading

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Comey is building his resume

The weekend news story about Clinton and Huma Abadin is one of the most confusing headline items I have every heard.  Made more confusing by  a precipitous announcement by a soon to be leaving head of the FBI.  Clinton’s emails … Continue reading

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Failure of the ACA – aka Obamacare

The ACA program is a failure.  The insurance that is being sold is too expensive for many who don’t have insurance and too expensive to use for many who have purchased the plans.   I don’t know if the plan could … Continue reading

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Brexit – some quick thoughts

If I were voting I would have voted to stay in the EU, but I can understand the frustration of many citizens.    Most people don’t understand exactly what the EU is or does.  Is the refugee policy something that … Continue reading

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Time for liberals to accept voter ID

Voter ID may be anathema to most Democratic voters, but its day is coming.  A Federal court in North Carolina upheld changes in NC’s voting laws that included the use of voter ID.   It is foolish for liberals to suddenly … Continue reading

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It’s time to lose racial categories.

Some years ago I listened to an program on NPR in which they attempted to show that racial categories had little validity in medicine.  For the most part the program made sense, though it did leave one hanging about a … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter or do they?

Do black lives matter?  I do have a few African American colleagues and friends. Their lives certainly matter to me.   I used to work for Ronnie Italiano at Clifton Music on Saturdays.  He put on oldies shows and through him … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders

One wonders what to make of someone like Bernie Sanders.   His platform is basically 1960s liberalism adapted to a different era.   The US was a confident nation in the 1960s.  It could go to the Moon, it could end poverty, it … Continue reading

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