Bill Tatro: Jobs – then and now

Bill Tatro: Jobs – then and now

By Bill Tatro When WWII ended a new 800lb gorilla took center stage. It was called the United States of America. The industrial might of Germany, Japan and even the Empire where the sun never sets, Great Britain, were simply shadows of once great powers. The world had to be rebuilt and the United States […]

Emil Franzi: Blocking the ‘flow of history’

Emil Franzi: Blocking the ‘flow of history’

By Emil Franzi Throughout history, most societies have been oppressed by a variety of religious zealots. The worst of them were torturers and murderers. President Obama didn’t go far enough when he stopped naming them off after the Crusaders. The president reminded us of those Christians who well into the 19th century justified slavery. His […]

Sam Smith: The Clingons & the Process People on Planet Potomac

Sam Smith: The Clingons & the Process People on Planet Potomac

By Sam Smith Why we love our favorite progressive! This is a classic! Now apply it to all the babbling we’re getting about Baltimore. We now have true gender and racial equality when black and female pols have joined the ruling classes. ED The two most powerful subcultures on Planet Potomac are the Clingons and […]

Phil Richardson: The fall of Saigon in the final hours

Phil Richardson: The fall of Saigon in the final hours

By Phil Richardson I can’t really remember how it all began, but our Public Broadcasting Service reminded us this weekend how it ended—on 29 April, 1975. We’ve already heard it before: how U.S. policy about what was once termed French Indochina, was based on something described as the “domino theory,” reiterated by Presidents, Secretaries of […]

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