Author Archives: Tom Cordle

The Dying of the Dream

It will take many generations to undo the damage done by the Trump administration, clearly the worst in American history. But the dying of the American Dream didn’t start with Donald Trump. It began with Richard Nixon, and it came … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump Nuts?

An article in The Atlantic poses the question “Is There Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump?” The article plays it a bit coy and throws in the usual qualifiers, but the answer is obvious in this excerpt: “Though it is … Continue reading

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Pig Roast

This is a roast of a small-fingered man Who fancies that he’s Mister Big He thinks he casts pearls before the swine But he is the one who’s a pig He operates with a simpleton’s mind And an ego as … Continue reading

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The Color of Money

Money-makers are tiresome company, as they have no standard but cash value.” Plato, The Republic Bill Russell, Hall of Fame center for the Boston Celtics, was once asked if he thought money changed people. He replied that it did; it … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

A recent White House ceremony intended to honor the few remaining Navajo code talkers who played a pivotal, and perhaps decisive, role in helping us win the war in the Pacific was despoiled by Donald Trump using the occasion to … Continue reading

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No Moore

Like Leigh Korfman, I have been reluctant to address the matter of Roy Moore. Frankly, it shouldn’t have been necessary to expose this particular disgusting behavior – not when his own words and deeds should have long ago condemned him … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Disaster

Nearly a year has passed since the perplexing and near-inexplicable ascendance of Donald of Orange to the throne of this fair land. Most thoughtful and informed citizens hunger for an explanation for his election. Most attempts to explain include a … Continue reading

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Blood and Soiled

In a recent report, Pew Research states 193,442 active duty military personnel are deployed overseas. If true, that would be the smallest number since 1957, again according to Pew. I say if true because a report by Business Insider puts … Continue reading

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In Dreams

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on …” William Shakespeare, The Tempest If we are the stuff of dreams, we are made on some pretty strange stuff. Researchers are still trying to figure out why we dream. One … Continue reading

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Both Sides Now

Antarctica is melting; meanwhile, Hell has frozen over. Well, at least it seems Hell must have frozen over, since I find myself in the unfamiliar position of agreeing, at least in part, with Donald Trump regarding the horrific events in … Continue reading

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