Monthly Archives: April 2016

President Obama vs. Richard III: the monumental tragedy of Machiavellian politics

[I recently responded to a comment at DailyKos claiming that Shakespeare's Richard III has no modern rival, when it comes to the character's charm, brilliance, and malevolence. Who in today's shabby world could match the Bard's misshapen misanthrope with regard … Continue reading

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My comment to Robert Reich, re: NARAL’s choice and Third Way Democrats (featuring a mini-dissertation revised)

Sec. Reich, I hope you will give thoughtful consideration to the issues I raise in the following “unsubscribe” letter I sent to NARAL: Although I’m a lifelong supporter of a woman’s right to choose, I cannot stand with NARAL when … Continue reading

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After I call out the New Yorker’s Ben Taub, re: Syria, he insults me, bans me, and censors our conversation… but I nabbed it first.

4/11/16 — JO’D was BANNED from Ben Taub’s Facebook discussion for the following responses to his article (and his insulting response to my first comment): http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/04/18/bashar-al-assads-war-crimes-exposed?intcid=mod-most-popular And here is the exchange: James Charles O’Donnell III Wow, and here I’ve been … Continue reading

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