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Sam Rayburn on Trump’s Disruptive Debate.

Mike Magee When it comes to policy and politics, it can be a struggle to maintain perspective and provide context. And as Trump’s performance in last night’s presidential debate well illustrated, Sam Rayburn was right when he said, “Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.” In […]

The Science Community Has Had Enough of Trump and Is Finding Their Voice.

Mike Magee In its 175-year history, Scientific American has never endorsed a US presidential candidate – until now. This week they endorsed Joe Biden for president. One week earlier, H. Holden Thorp, the spicy new editor of Science, penned an editorial titled “Trump Lied About Science.” Scientists have historically looked the other way and allowed […]

Trump “Compstockery” – Militarizing Our Post Office!

Mike Magee As we witnessed in last month’s Republication convention, when in doubt, go with the golden oldies. Australian songwriter Peter Allen said as much in the fourth stanza of his classic song, “Everything Old Is New Again”, which reads: “Don’t throw the past away You might need it some rainy day Dreams can come […]

The Cascading Catastrophe of Trump.

Mike Magee With the ongoing, cascading catastrophe of Trump’s mishandling of COVID-19, it is easy to lose sight that the next pandemic (fueled by global warming, global trade, and human and animal migration) is just around the corner. And we haven’t even begun to nail down the origin story of this one. Unraveling the transmission […]

We Cannot Afford Leaders Who Lie.

Mike Magee In the re-build of Germany and Japan under the Marshall Plan, we elected to start with a health plan – in part because we recognized that all other social determinants – justice, housing, nutrition, education, clean air and water, transportation, safety and security – would be enhanced in the process. We understood that […]

What Is The Next Shoe To Drop?

Mike Magee As Americans haltingly reemerge through the smoldering embers of the Covid-19 blaze, many wonder, “What will be the next shoe to drop?” Most realize this crisis is far from over. Erratic leadership at the top will be with us at least until the November election. And even with a successful defeat of President […]

“Obamagate” – Why Trump Shouldn’t Go There.

Mike Magee President Trump’s latest ploy to distract us from his remarkable covid-19 failure, as American deaths approach 100,000, is tossing out the vague term “Obamagate.”  He presents the term in the same conspiratorial whisper voice he once used to launch and sustain the “birther campaign.” It is a mark of understandable desperation that he […]

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