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I used to donate occasionally to the ACLU, but then Donald Trump became president, so I set up a monthly payment plan.

If you’d like to join this part of the resistance, here’s a link to the ACLU, right here.

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It’s a Party in America . . . Tax Refunds Arrived!

Our federal tax refund arrived! Whoo-hoo! We get back money which was ours all along, but was on loan to the government, interest-free . . . hey, suddenly this deal doesn’t sound so great after all . . . .

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Cheer Up, America! It Could Be Worse!

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American Fascism 2017

It’s easy to throw words like “fascism” around without really thinking about their definitions . . . so I looked the word up, to reexamine it. In my opinion, the “shoe fits,” as the saying goes, whether you call it … Continue reading

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Calvin and Hobbes, and the Peanuts Gang: Describing Christmas in America

The cartoonists Charles Schultz knew, and Bill Watterson knows, an immense amount about the uniquely American way to celebrate Christmas. . Their work speaks for itself.  I hope you enjoy these cartoons, and have both a Happy Christmas and Merry … Continue reading

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President-elect Donald Trump, and President Vladimir Putin

Source of quote: The Washington Post, online edition, December 14, 2016: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/the-kremlin-likes-the-hacking-attention-but-not-the-blame/2016/12/14/65279738-c177-11e6-92e8-c07f4f671da4_story.html?utm_term=.fc453119c6fd. Fiona Hill co-authored the 2015 book Mr. Putin: Operative at the Kremlin, available here, on Amazon. She is also (according to the Washington Post story linked above, written by David Filipov) … Continue reading

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How America Typically Sees the World

This problem reaches its worst levels during presidential campaign years. It’s particularly bad during 2016.

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