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Ben Sen commented on Ron Powell's blog post Obama in Context
"If you notice Vega reveals nothing more about himself other than his obsession with Obama.  My suspicion is that he lives on welfare in a trailer park with his mother and sleeps with a BB gun since he's on the watch…"
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"Poetry is the art of putting words and feelings together and what is more a more expressive and universal image than the sea?"
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America Must Recognize Palestine

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 4:30pm 30 Comments

From the New York Times, Nov. 29, 2016

By Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States

     We do not yet know the policy of the next administration toward Palestine, but we do know the policy of this administration.  It has been President Obama's aim to support a negotiated end to the conflict based on two states, living side by side in peace.

     That prospect is now in grave doubt.  I am convinced that the United States can still…


Book Review: Avid Reader by Robert Gottlieb

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 12:35pm 2 Comments

     Robert Gottlieb is a fortunate man who knows it, takes his fair share of credit but doesn't beat his chest.

     As an editor at Simon and Schuster in the 50's who "stumbled" into the job (rather than being born into it) educated at Columbia rather than Harvard, he worked his way up the ranks to become editor-in-chief of Knopf--easily one of the most prestigious and profitable publishing houses in the land and then editor of The New Yorker.  It doesn't get better…


Guest Post: The Political Reaction to Donald Trump, a Psychoanalytic Interpretation

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 8:00am 6 Comments

The following post is written by Eugene Kalin Ph.D. and Melvin Shaw Ph.D.

Why is it possible Donald Trump may become president when it is crystal clear that he is an immoral, self-serving, hypocritical demagogue who lies incessantly and is only interested in exploiting others and generating vile misogyny, racial bigotry and xenophobia? In the process, he has encouraged violence against women, African-Americans and Muslims and has bragged about his…


Why Trump Will Win

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 9:00am 25 Comments

     The model is Brexit.  Forty years promoting unification after the worst war in human history didn't matter.  The vast majority of the "ruling class" and responsible media were against it.  The Prime Minister, a conservative, well liked, staked his career on it.  The polls said it was not going to pass.  Yet it did.

     The latest evaluation is that it was due to voters who rarely if ever voted before.  They were "under the radar."  The pollsters didn't have access to…


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At 7:08am on October 9, 2016, Ned Netterville said…

Is a pleasure to be invited.  Who knows, may even be the nudge toward writing again I've needed.  The call of the blank page seems to have reactivated.  Thank you.

At 8:49pm on November 17, 2015, SeventhSister said…

Thanks, Ben!

At 2:12pm on November 4, 2015, mary gravitt said…

Thank you for becoming my friend.  I don't always answer right away because I don't have internet at home.


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