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Willie, Dylan and “standards”

Amazon Prime streaming brought me Bob Dylan’s latest songbook, Fallen Angels. I flashed immediately to 1978 and Willie Nelson’s Stardust. I don’t know if Willie’s was the first cross-over standards treatment, but it was my first. Willie and Dylan (funny how I think of them, firstName, lastName) both come from the tortured-not-pretty-voice side of musical stardom. Both have [...]Show More Summary

World of Trumps: What bombastic Donald Trump-style demagogues would look like in your country

It’s official; as per a count on Thursday, Donald Trump has officially claimed enough delegates to clinch the GOP nomination. For the millions of non-Americans gazing in stunned silence at the sudden rise of Donald Trump, it may be comforting to think that their own countries are immune to such a figure. But while wall-building [...]Show More Summary

Cartoons: Pocahontas

Pocahontas by Clay Jones There’s a Trump Patch. What it does it prevent withdrawals for cartoonists when they go more than one day without drawing a Donald Trump cartoon. The side affects are it makes the cartoonists draw cartoons about slow TSA lines, and Goofy as the Veterans Administration. Believe it or not, my last [...]Show More Summary

You’ll soon be banned from bringing ‘trophy animals’ into N.J.

TRENTON — It looks like importing, selling, and owning “trophy animals” will soon be against the law in New Jersey. Both the state Senate and Assembly voted Thursday to make New Jersey the second state in the U.S. to ban parts and products that come from the hunting of African big-game animals and other species [...]Show More Summary

Snowflake College Students

Snowflake college students are the subject of a lengthy article published by The New Yorker. In The Big Uneasy, author Nathan Heller introduces his readers to the snowflake students who attend Oberlin College, a place where, according to Heller, the norms run left of Bernie Sanders. Just how flaky are these particular snowflakes? Well, during [...]Show More Summary

Has Johnny Depp Lost His Way?

Johnny Depp is having a run of bad luck—first came the escalation of his feud with the Australian government and now the news has broken today that his marriage has literally gone to the dogs. But to many celebrity watchers, the fact that Amber Heard has filed for divorce from the Hollywood star after just [...]Show More Summary

Cartoons: Hillary Clinton

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Memorial Day: It Is All About Honoring and Remembering

memorial : 'created or done to honor a person who has died or to remind people of an event in which many people died' The post Memorial Day: It Is All About Honoring and Remembering appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Cartoons: Hillary Clinton’s Prayer

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San Diego Gay Chorus Accepts Padres’ Apology, Asked for Fied DJ’s Reinstatement by Miriam Rafferty SAN DIEGO – Previously, we reported on the uproar that occurred when the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus took the field to perform before a Padres game last week. Their microphones were turned off inexplicably and a woman’s voice singing [...]Show More Summary


Jury by Jello by Clay Jones They say a president’s legacy are his appointments to the Supreme Court. I believe that. George H. W. Bush has a shameful legacy with his placement of Clarence Thomas to the highest court in the land. Thomas replaced a Civil Rights pioneer so it’s ironic he was the lone [...] The post Cartoons: JURY BY JELLO appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Paul Ryan’s soap opera with Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday night, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump disparaged New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, probably the most prominent Hispanic Republican officeholder in America, saying at a rally in Albuquerque that she has a bad record and “she’s got to do a better job.” At the same rally, where windows were smashed and [...]Show More Summary

Trump Gets Delegates To Clinch Nomination

Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, the Associated Press reports. While the New York real estate magnate has been the presumptive GOP nominee since his last remaining rivals dropped out of the race several weeks ago, he was pushed over the top Thursday when a small number [...]Show More Summary

Cartoons: Donald Trump HEILshtag

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Whiteness Nothing To Apologize For

Lately, I have observed a lament being made by some non-white Americans about the whiteness of white Americans. Their lament goes like this: “Your whiteness gives you privileges that non-whites do not have, and you should apologize for it.” The first half of that lament is reasonable. Historically, whiteness has enabled white Americans to gain [...]Show More Summary

Take a Wild Guess Which Political Party is Imperiling Babies (Guest Voice)

Take a Wild Guess Which Political Party is Imperiling Babies By Dick Polman We all know by now that Republicans are well practiced at the art of magical thinking — massive tax cuts balance the budget, human-induced climate change isn’t real, Donald Trump is a normal candidate — but the delusion that tops them all [...]Show More Summary

Trumpism: Made in Europe

WASHINGTON — Here’s the irony of Donald Trump’s “America First,” immigrant-bashing, free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. The American right has typically been anti-government, reverent of the Constitution,...Show More Summary

‘Simpsons’ Characters Provide Life Advice in Commencement Speech

Universities usually have a single commencement speaker, but Tufts got more than it bargained for: Comic Book Guy, Moe Syzlak the bartender, Quick-E-Mart manager Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and Police Chief Wiggum all showed up to speak to the students-channeled through actor Hank Azaria, who voices the characters on “The Simpsons”. WATCH: Bill Gates Touts Power Of [...]Show More Summary

Graduation Time at Our Service Academies

It is that time of the year… When jubilant high school seniors receive their diplomas and look forward to attending the college of their choice — a few perhaps hoping to be accepted by one of our U.S. Service Academies. When more reflective college graduates flip their tassels from one side of the mortarboards to [...]Show More Summary


Bernie’s little drops of love for little Debbie by Clay Jones A lot of people are really unhappy with the job Debbie Wasserman Schultz has performed as chair of the Democratic Party. The one person who is probably the most unhappy with her is Bernie Sanders. One thing sitting Senators and Congressmen do not do….ever, [...]Show More Summary

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