Monthly Archives: July 2016

I Am With Her → Hillary Rodham Clinton

I am with Hillary Rodham Clinton now! I was with Bernie Sanders.  I explained  how I felt the Bern back in February 2016. Bernie is with Hillary now. All the way. Bernie’s very last words in his convention speech were: “Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her […]

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Review of Lt. General Tsadkan Gebre Tensay’s Article Messay Kebede

I read with great attention and interest a recently posted article [see] in which Lt. General Tsadkan Gebre Tensay analyzes with a sharp critical eye the ruling government and party of present-day Ethiopia and gives us a blueprint of the various scenarios awaiting the country. Let me begin by admitting my surprise and admiration […]

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Cry Havoc! And Unleash the Dogs of War at the Republican Convention?: Deconstructing Donald Trump’s Dog Whistles

In “Julius Caesar”, Shakespeare speaking in the character of Mark Antony warned about the looming civil war that is likely to paralyze Italy following the death of Caesar: … And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice Cry ‘Havoc,’ and […]

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Beware the Spectre Haunting America!

A spectre is haunting America- the spectre of Trumpism. Just days after two rogue policemen executed two African American citizens and a lone gunman assassinated 5 Dallas police officers and wounded 7 more, Donald Trump attempted to politicize  the tragedy by calling himself  the “law and order candidate”. Trump proclaimed: We must maintain law and order […]

Posted in U.S. Elections, U.S. Politics

“Hate Begets Hate; Violence Begets Violence” and Lawlessness Begets Anarchy

This past week Americans underwent a trial by fire in their souls. Americans are mourning. Americans are in shock. Americans are in soul-searching agony. We witnessed the cold-blooded execution of two African American citizens by two rogue police officers. I want to underscore: Rogue police officers. We witnessed the cold-blooded assassination of 5 police officers […]

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A Tribute to the Declaration of Independence — 1776

The old saying is, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Well, this is my sincerest expression of flattery to the American Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress (which managed the American revolution and set a course for independence) adopted the Declaration of Independence (more appropriately, issued a call to […]

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