even though being moved to the point of tears is not uncommon for me nowadays. I first read John Hershey’s writing about Hiroshima while in high school, from which I graduated in June of 1963. By then I had read widely about the 2nd World War. As a result I...

  • August 6, 2020

The holiday season is a special time of year for Americans of all faith traditions. The arrival of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s brings good cheer and joy to family, friends, and even perfect strangers. Above all, it is for many a time of reflection on the miracles that define the...

  • December 30, 2019

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

  • December 21, 2019

Donald Trump’s corruption is so brazen and ubiquitous, it’s almost not worth mentioning anymore. But a new report claiming that Trump openly lobbied Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on behalf of casino magnate and top GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is nevertheless alarming. That is, if you’re Pollyannish enough to still believe these...

  • October 10, 2018

Yes, yes, yes, we defeated communist Japan. Don’t rub it in; they’re our allies now. Not sure if this means Trump believes he was literally alive for Pearl Harbor and recalls it going down, or if this is some kind of subtle threat that we could bomb Nagasaki and Hiroshima...

  • August 28, 2018

A new day. Information will trickle out over time, but let’s begin with what we know now. Let us start with the Pentagon briefing. They focus their maps and discussion on just these three sites. We’ll get into secondary sites a bit later.  They offer the following before-and-after comparisons of...

  • April 14, 2018
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