Sanity Blog

Two Americans

Two Americans Two Americans “testified” this week: Bob Dylan and James Comey. Two very different men: a counter-culture Lefty icon and the former Director of the FBI. Different generations—Dylan was born in 1941, just as the U.S. entered World War II, and Comey in 1960, just as the Vietnam War was escalating. An old hippie…
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Guest Blog, by Ken McCallion

Guest Blog: Jared Kushner, A Clear and Present Danger to the Republic THE KUSHNER-FLYNN “BACKCHANNEL” LINK TO PUTIN AND HIS RUSSIAN COHORTS WAS PART OF THE PLAN FROM THE BEGINNING, NOT THE PRODUCT OF SOME NAÏVE IMPULSE OR “CRAZY IDEA” May 27, 2017 – by Ken McCallion [caption id="attachment_3040" align="alignnone" width="631"] US National Security Advisor…
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Unencumbered by the facts…

Unencumbered by the facts… Friends often exclaim to me about Donald Trump voters (some of whom are near and dear to them), “Why don’t they see what Trump’s doing? Why don’t they change their minds?” And of course, some people have—probably those who harbored doubts even while voting for him. Yet a solid majority of…
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The Great Mis-Communicator

Donald Trump: The Great Mis-Communicator Great is the power of steady misrepresentation                                                            Charles Darwin Donald Trump liked to tweet before he announced his presidential candidacy.  Used…
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The Assassination of Democracy—A Death by a Thousand Cuts

The Assassination of Democracy: A Death of a Thousand Cuts A couple of weeks ago I was on a group telephone call with People Power (peoplepower.org). They are an offshoot of the ACLU, which reportedly has been overwhelmed not only by donations but volunteers. I am thinking that they went from not knowing what to…
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This Is What Trump’s First 100 Days Feel Like

This Is What Trump's First 100 Days Feels Like What do Donald Trump’s first 100 days feel like? Someone else has doubtless created a list of all that’s occurred, but no matter how many details you recall, the entire conglomerate of fiascos carries weight as a single disaster.  In some cases, it’s less about what…
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Irresistible Emails and Why I Hate to Love Jon Ossoff

Irresistible Emails and Why I Hate to Love Jon Ossoff We’ll know more about the significance of the race for the 6th Congressional District in Georgia on Tuesday, April 18th. There might be a run-off, but we’ll know whether Jon Ossoff is likely to become their new U.S. Representative or if voters stick with the…
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Welcome to the Arena! We’re Not Just Marching Anymore

Welcome to the Arena! We’re Not Just Marching Anymore If I were to pinpoint the single worst failure of the idealists of my generation, it is that we did not believe that the “System” could be changed from within, so we didn’t try. We knew, young as we were, that “Power corrupts and absolute power…
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This is my contribution to society…

This is my contribution to society… My name is Marie O’Neill. I’m 55 and done with menopause. It’s interesting because I wasn’t even aware that I’d gone through it until I didn’t have my period for a whole year when I was 50. What I found was that my periods were sporadic up until I…
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