Politics

Trump and the Empty-Self Syndrome

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Donald Trump has lost touch with his inner self. He has what Parker J. Palmer refers to as “the empty-self syndrome.” This empty self is constantly and chronically hungry but the host lacks utter awareness of his own hunger. This is what makes Trump, and so many other bullies utterly dangerous. Read More »

Election 2016: 35th Anniversary of the Largest Tax Cut in American History

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August 13, 2016 will be the 35th anniversary of the largest tax cut in American history: The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981. This law is generally credited with beginning the economic boom which carried through the 1990s. Why should we take note of this? Because in an election year, economic theory, history, and promises get thrown about like fish at Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market. Watch out for fishy facts. Read More »

Trump: Trojan Horse and Stalking Horse for Clinton

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Donald Trump is a confidence man; he has been able to con himself to the top of the financial world. He has associated with the underworld, benefited and survived. He has pulled the wig over the eyes of the world’s greatest charlatans; left them broke and broken while he celebrated the art of the deals. But the thrill in outwitting other gamers is gone for Trump. Trump has reached the point in his career as a huckster where he thinks he can carry out the ultimate scam. Read More »

Time to Abolish Political Parties – Before It’s Too Late

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The Founding Fathers were oddly prescient at times. If you think about the system that led Donald Trump to the threshold of the most powerful position in the world, and the corruption that has elevated Hillary Clinton to her party's nomination, you have to wonder if they weren't psychic. Because if we don't do something to resolve this national horror, America will lose everything – including itself. Read More »

An Open Letter to President Obama: It’s Time to Lead

U.S. President Barack Obama

Mr. President— You may never read this. I’d be willing to bet that you’ll never see any of this letter, isolated as you are in the gilded cage that is the Oval Office. But perhaps, just perhaps, you might, and on the off-chance you do I cannot be more blunt that this: The time has come for you to lead ... Read More »