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Marc Jampole: What the Murders Teach Us

Antisemitism was the cause, but automatic weapons were the method.  Reactions by Jews and non-Jews to the massacre of 11 people at Tree Of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh overwhelmed my … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · 4 Comments

Marc Jampole: Bellicose Nation

The U.S. spends 40% of the world’s total military budget, and this huge expenditure is controlled by an inconsistent and bellicose ignoramus. Trump favors disruption over working together, and he … Continue reading

August 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

Marc Jampole: The long-term effects of separating children from their parents

The real tragedy of separating children from their parents will come years from now when the kids suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. These past few days, I’ve been feeling a … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: Facebook, Uber and Wells Fargo say they’re very very sorry about that thing that happened

Say you’re sorry when you do something wrong. But only if you get caught. When one advertiser does something completely new and different, like when Budweiser put a dog named … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · 3 Comments

Marc Jampole: Why does Trump keep acting against U.S. interests in foreign policy?

Why does Trump keep acting against U.S. interests in foreign policy? Stupidity? Narcissism? Or maybe it’s money from Russia and elsewhere. Let’s take a bird’s eye view at the foreign … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · 5 Comments

Marc Jampole: The Symbolism of Jerusalem

The terrible consequences of the largely symbolic move of U.S. embassy: At least 61 dead and 2,700 injured, plus U.S. credibility in international circles sinks lower. The demonstrations and killings … Continue reading

May 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: Pentagon proposes using nuclear weapons against terrorists

The Pentagon’s new Nuclear Posture Review calls for dropping nuclear bombs on countries that harbor terrorists.  The draft of the Pentagon’s proposed plan to “update” the United States’ nuclear weapon … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: The Trifecta of Inequality

Imagine stand-up comic Henny Youngman, king of the one-liners, describing the Trump GOP tax proposals with one of his classic bits:  So how big is the tax break for the … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: The Republicans are repeating the most serious mistakes in our history

Slashing taxes on the wealthy and cutting services to children, the poor and the aged. Cutting back on immigration and deporting the 800,000 dreamers. Shaping government policy to promote fossil … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Trump is changing America

Trump may be living in the past with his ideas and policies, but they are 100% 21st century GOP. It seems as if the pace of Trump Administration abominations is … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · 5 Comments

Marc Jampole: The Moral Aspect of Tax Policy

How much do the “deserving” rich really deserve? Not as much as they think. As Donald Trump and Republicans roll out their proposal to provide wealthy people with a massive … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

Marc Jampole: A 21st century Contract with America for left-leaning Democrats

A new Contract with America: economic equity, health care for all, integrated quality public schools, and reduced military. During the heat of the 1994 mid-term elections some 23 years ago, … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: Six characteristics of stand-up comedy that define Donald Trump’s rhetorical style

Trump acts and talks like a stand-up comic, but the joke is on the American people At first listen, Donald Trump’s speaking style when he eschews the teleprompter seems chaotically … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

Marc Jampole: Teddy Roosevelt and Donald Trump

“Teddy Roosevelt spoke softly and carried a big stick; Donald Trump speaks loudly and carries a big schtick.” — Michael R. Burch  Since the election pundits have from time to … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

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