Category Archives: Politics and Elections

2016 U.S. Politics Envisioned by Groucho Marx

by James M. Wall British critic Patrick McCray has described the Marx Brothers’ 1933 film, Duck Soup, as “an absurdist essay on politics and warfare. . . which can stand alongside (or even above) the works of Beckett and Ionesco.” Mrs. Teasdale … Continue reading

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“Know Nothings” Could Deliver Clinton Vs. Trump

by James M. Wall As the nation enters 2016 in search of a new president, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton seems certain to derail Bernie Sanders while anti-immigrant Republican candidate Donald Trump is expected to recover quickly even if he loses the Iowa … Continue reading

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Israel’s Colonial Creep Has Echoes in Texas

By James M. Wall Israeli riot police are shown above “maintaining peace” at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound. This picture was taken on March 8, 2013, during “clashes” between Palestinian defenders and Jews who claim they only want to pray on land … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Jewish faith and tradition, Judiasm, Media, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Palestinians, Politics in Religion | 2 Comments

Obama Names Malley New Middle East Chief

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Bibi “Skip It” List Included Senator Warren

by James M. Wall Senator Elizabeth Warren (D:Mass) did not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday morning speech to Congress. A possible 2016 presidential candidate, Warren was the highest profile senator to join the list of senators and representatives who were no-shows. In … Continue reading

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At War With Those “Who Have Perverted Islam”

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Posted in Jeb Bush, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Obama | 11 Comments

What Happens In Gaza After The U.S. Elections?

By James M. Wall National U.S. congressional elections come around every two years. The latest arrives Tuesday, November 4. The election will relieve U.S. television viewers of a steady diet of noxious attack ads funded, in an alarming  measure, by the … Continue reading

Posted in Gaza, Hillary Clinton, Iran, Israel, Jeb Bush, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, Obama, Palestinians | 10 Comments

A Fan Base Lament: “Say it ain’t so, Senator”

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Posted in Hillary Clinton, Media, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Politics and Elections | 9 Comments

U.S. Fear/War Mongers Win This Round

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Posted in Middle East, Middle East Politics, Obama, Politics and Elections, US govermemt, War | 6 Comments

The Demonization of an American Soldier

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Posted in John Kerry, Obama, Politics and Elections, The Human Condition, War | 12 Comments