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Cruelty is a Feature, Not an Accident

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

The terrorist attacks on 9/11 ignited the rise of Big Government Conservatism.  Just a few months before, George W. Bush had won a razor thin election by presenting himself as a compassionate conservative.  Within days of the September attacks his mask fell off. Bush started to channel the blood lust rising in conservative circles.  I […]

Time to Come Home

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

The United States Armed Forces have shown the world again that it is the best trained and equipped on the planet. In 2001, they went into Afghanistan to kill Osama Bin Laden and dismantle the 9/11 terror network. Long after their mission to kill Osama Bin Laden was successful and Al Qaeda driven from Afghanistan, […]

The Best Hope for Peace

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

I was born in Heidelberg, Germany, in a United States military hospital.  My dad proudly served in the US Army for 27 years.  He was there to defend against a Soviet invasion. The US Army first arrived in Europe during World War Two (1939-1945). It was part of an Allied Coalition that defeated the NAZIs.  […]

Public Investments: An Ounce of Prevention

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Donald’s disease continues on a record pace to reverse the economy President Obama built. Public investments are an ounce of prevention. They cost less than a pound of cure. America must have robust international partnerships. Americans living, working, studying overseas tear down walls and promote openness. Americans live and learn. America live in a world. […]

We’re All Alice

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

“The Hatter’s remark seemed to her to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English.”  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1911, p.101) Words ought to have meaning.  For the vast majority of us they do.  Unfortunately, we have walked through the looking glass and confront a Mad Hatter.   We’re all Alice […]

Donald Trump’s High Crimes

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

I am old enough to remember that politics stops at the waters edge. Now, conservatives are defending foreign participation in American Democracy. “The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of betrayal of his oath of office and betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” the speaker of […]

Honoring My Dad and the Fallen

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Memorial Day always makes me think of my dad-Yves “Buster” Melancon.  He served for twenty-seven years in the United States Army and went to Vietnam twice.  As a Combat Engineer, Dad wasn’t directly engaged in the fighting, but he did travel throughout the war zone.  I always wonder how my life would have been different […]

Yes Donald’s Family and Campaign Worked with Russians

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

“The truth is that we barely know anything more today than we did a week ago. It’s likely there’s a reason for that.” Kevin Drum Last week we knew Donald’s inner circle are confessed and convicted criminals. Last week we knew Donald’s campaign/family worked with Russian agents to influence American elections. Last week we knew […]

The Preventive War Lie

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution says “Congress shall have power to … declare War”. If Donald goes to war, he will be in violation of the US Constitution. His advisors are trying to spin their illegal activity as a “preventive war.” Starting a war has never prevented one. We haven’t finished paying for […]

Not My President?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

No, I do not use that phrase.  I do understand why some might.  Donald has done nothing to reach out beyond his own supporters.  Instead he does the opposite, going out of his way to sow the seeds of discord throughout our society.  His lying words about Mexicans and Muslims make my stomach turn.  His […]

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