Category Archives: Politics and Elections

Trump’s Attack on Congressman John Lewis

by James M. Wall President-elect Donald Trump posted several insensitive and ill-informed tweets against Congressman John L. Lewis on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  The tweets displayed an ignorance of the facts about both Lewis’s history of public service, and … Continue reading

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Using Fake News To Demean Trump Is Wrong

by James M. Wall One week before his inauguration, President-elect Trump was dealt an irresponsible, “warped and self-destructive” blow by the CIA and its allies in the media. This conclusion was reached by Glenn Greenwald, in The Intercept. Greenwald was quick to … Continue reading

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Trump: Stay Strong Israel; 1/20 Coming Fast

by James M. Wall As soon as the Congress arrived back to do the nation’s business on January 5, it bowed to Tel Aviv. Politico reports that “the House voted overwhelmingly [342 to 80] to rebuke the United Nations for passing a resolution that … Continue reading

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Reich’s Counsel To Trump: Grow Up

by James M. Wall A New York Daily News headline published October 30, 1975, is one of the most famous headlines in modern journalism. The headline did not quote President Gerald Ford, but it editorialized exactly what the Daily News wanted to … Continue reading Continue reading

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“A tragedy in a man, a disaster in a president”

by James M. Wall In the film, The Best Man, written by Gore Vidal, a candidate for president, Joe Cantwell (Cliff Robertson), is arguing with his more principled opponent, William Russell (Henry Fonda). Exasperated at one point, Cantwell says to Russell, “I … Continue reading

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That Which We Feared Has Come Upon Us

By James M. Wall The early morning after Donald Trump’s shocking upset election victory, the first thought that came to my mind was Job’s dark lament: “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid … Continue reading Continue reading

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Trump’s Racism and Misogyny Exploited Voters

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Sanders Set to Push Clinton Leftward

by James M. Wall With two weeks to go before Election Day, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is vigorously campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Sanders is also making plans to lead his fellow Senate liberals in opposition to any of President Clinton’s efforts to back away from the … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Atlantic’s 3rd Endorsement in 156 Years

by James M. Wall The Atlantic, a magazine in print since 1857, does not hand out a presidential endorsement except when it feels one of the two choices is a serious danger to the nation. It has made a U.S. presidential endorsement only three … Continue reading

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Reflections on Lincoln, Clinton and Trump

by James M. Wall Hillary Clinton is our final protective barrier against a massive Trump forest fire now raging across our land. She is the firewall standing between a fire which should have been stopped when it began June 15, 2015, as an … Continue reading Continue reading

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