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Daniel R. Cobb: Don’t Lie Down

There will always be bigots who insist on denying the rights of others not like them, and those driven by greed who only want to take, to consume and devour … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Donald Trump and Nuclear Weapons Don’t Mix

 A Trump Presidency is a Clear and Present Danger Donald Trump is not mentally well. We’ve witnessed him for years now, exhibiting behaviors that are much more child-like than adult. … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: The Megalomaniac, The Tyrant, and Republican Treason

  Before the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin served in the KGB for 17 years, rising to lieutenant colonel, and later became the director of Russia’s Federal Security … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · 8 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Trump and the Criminality of Climate Change

If someone threw buckets of gasoline on the front and back doors and the windows of a home and lit it on fire in the early morning, those sleeping inside … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Apologia

To all people of color, to Latinos and African Americans, to the refugees fleeing war and persecution, to immigrants from around the world, To Muslims and Jews, to those of … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Women, Can You Rescue America?

American women, I beseech you. Many men in high places have made a giant mess of things for decades. Today, the US political and judicial systems are crashing. And the … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Trump’s War on Women — Republican Silence is Complicity

It is, without any doubt, a disgrace that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president. Among many other reasons, no nominee in America’s history has shown so much blatant … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Republicans, embrace your inner child

Yes, Republicans, embrace your inner child: Donald. Mr. Trump speaks your inner truth, however Hitleresque and vile it sounds. Speaker of the House Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Reince Priebus and many … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: The American Slaughter and our Complicit Republican Congress

Omar Mateen, an American citizen, used a Sig Sauer MCX semi-automatic assault weapon to murder and maim more than 100 people in the Orlando massacre. The automatic version of this … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: An American Disgrace

If my life’s goal was to be as offensive and foul, as narcissistic and friendless as possible, I would emulate Donald Trump. You’ve probably met this kind of person before. … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 6 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: America Looks in the Mirror and Sees Donald Trump

No doubt about it, Donald Trump represents a great tragedy and a threat for the American political system. But in spite of the GOP’s feigned reaction of horror to Donald, … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Isis – A Cup We Have Filled With Hatred

The claim to be a civilized society, the claim to be rational, advanced, even superior, is utterly bankrupt of any truth if, at those very moments when civility and rationality … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: We Must End the Tyranny of the American Gun Lobby

Today, US federal law allows any adult to buy guns of all kinds, including AR15-style assault weapons, magazines, and ammunition, without any ID or background checks of any kind. These … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 5 Comments

Daniel R. Cobb: Surrogate victims are paying the price for the election of Barack Obama

In the 2007 campaign season, the Secret Service placed Barack Obama under their protection 19 months before the 2008 election, the earliest a presidential candidate had ever received that sad … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 4 Comments