THE TRUMP HATERS’ REGARD FOR GOLD STAR FAMILIES

Remember the media uproar because Donald Trump dared to say something about Khizr Khan, who insulted and attacked him at the Democratic National Convention?  Remember the fury over this because Khan’s son, Humayan, was a combat soldier who lost his life in Iraq? Remember Donald Trump quickly and emphatically distinguishing between his feelings about the son and his father? Good. Now read...

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MORE MEDIA TRUMP-HATRED?

From Alex Griswold’s article at mediaite.com: ABC News apologized Tuesday after the Monday night edition of Nightline edited a quote from former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer in a way that made it appear that he was more critical of current White House press secretary Sean Spicer than he actually was. “[Spicer’s] briefing made me uncomfortable. It was too...

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A QUICK QUESTION FOR THE TRUMP HATERS

This question is being directed to the Trump haters who I have seen on TV telling me that we can’t make America great again, because America has never been great. Is that part of your strategy for 2018?  2020? If so, I have no doubt the Republican Party will thank you profusely.

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CHICAGO STRICT GUN CONTROL LAW UPDATE

I have no doubt Chicago is happy to see 2016 over, what with the extreme gun carnage.  All those shooting and killings – the worst in decades. Now it can look to the new year and at least hope things will change for the better.  After all, Chicago has what arguably are the strictest gun control laws of any city in the country. Except… from Megan Crepeau’s article in...

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ALTERNATIVE FACTS: A DEFINITION

When someone tells you something he/she considers a fact, and you believe something else is a fact, you are dealing in alternative facts.  This is not to say they are both correct, this is to say that they are both believed to be correct regardless of whether that is so. This is an easy concept; one which a reasonably intelligent fourth grader would understand without much trouble. But it is a...

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THE NEW LIMOUSINE LIBERALS

Mario Proccacino was New York City’s Democrat mayoral candidate in 1969.  During the campaign – one of the most entertaining I can think of – Mr. Procaccino coined the term “Limousine Liberal”, to describe incumbent John Lindsay and his pals as people who talked a good game about the average person but lived regal lives. That was a very clever line.  Which is why...

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OBAMA’S LAST ANTI-ISRAEL SHOT

One last thing for the Lost Tribe to rationalize and explain away. From Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner’s article for the Associated Press: Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional...

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CALIFORNIANS AND SANCTUARY CITIES – THE REAL STORY

Everybody knows that California loves the idea of sanctuary cities.  And everybody knows that the idea of illegal aliens coming into the country, settling in The Golden State, getting their drivers’ licences, social services, discounted state college educations, etc. is just peachy keen with Californians, especially Latinos. Right? Point of order:  before answering, I strongly suggest...

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STEPHEN MCKINLEY HENDERSON: AN OSCAR HOPE

The Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow morning. A lot – maybe most of – the nominees are self-evident. So I’d like to mention one that isn’t, in the hope it will be there. Did you see “Fences”? If so, you don’t need me to tell you Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were tremendous – especially Ms. Davis, whom I hoped would win for...

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TRUMP ANTI-SEMITISM UPDATE

From Karen DeYoung’s article in The Washington Post: Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit him at the White House in early February, during a brief telephone call Sunday that Trump described as “very nice.” A White House statement said the two agreed to consult closely on regional issues, “including the threats posed by Iran.” It said Trump emphasized...

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A QUICK QUESTION FOR THE WOMEN’S MARCH PARTICIPANTS

Suppose there is a 40 year old woman in, say, Columbus, Ohio.  Suppose she is married with two teenage children.  She loses sleep every night over how she are going to send those children through college and whether her husband’s job is either going to be lost – either because it is exported to Mexico or Asia, or because it stays here but he is now competing against an influx of...

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