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Jim is the author of three novels (EVOKE, Letters from Ceilia, The Island) and two non-fiction books (Dick Cheney’s Fingerprints and Chop Shop, the Deconstruction of America). He writes extensively on American politics, authoring a five-book series titled The Dark Side of the Moon, covering the years 1992 through 2010 and maintaining that habit through continuing commentary. Additionally, he’s written three collections of poetry (Corner of My Mind, The Smell of Tweed and Tobacco, and Broken Pieces). His more politically oriented essays have been picked up by a number of publications and he’s been mentioned in that regard on CNN, the Huffington Post, Progressive Populist and The Jon Stewart Daily Show. His first play, Colors, won the 1999 Pennsylvania Playhouse one-act Play Competition.
Jim is the author of three novels (EVOKE, Letters from Ceilia, The Island) and two non-fiction books (Dick Cheney’s Fingerprints and Chop Shop, the Deconstruction of America). He writes extensively on American politics, authoring a five-book series titled The Dark Side of the Moon, covering the years 1992 through 2010 and maintaining that habit through continuing commentary. Additionally, he’s written three collections of poetry (Corner of My Mind, The Smell of Tweed and Tobacco, and Broken Pieces). His more politically oriented essays have been picked up by a number of publications and he’s been mentioned in that regard on CNN, the Huffington Post, Progressive Populist and The Jon Stewart Daily Show. His first play, Colors, won the 1999 Pennsylvania Playhouse one-act Play Competition.

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The Key to Converting Trump Supporters
There is a key, but Democrats haven’t a
clue as to how to slip it in the lock. In their present state of denial they
have zero chance of gaining ground in either the 2018 mid-terms or the 2020
general election. Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary and Bill ...
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Facebook Has Us Talking to Those Who Think Like Us—and That's Not Good Enough
I
do the same thing, scrolling down through my Facebook page and agreeing (for
the most part) with this or that comment. Perhaps we all do. As the US gets
more and more polarized, there are only two sides, only two ways to understand
an issue: our way and t...
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Spousal Abuse as American Governmental Policy
The
premise I’m about to build upon is not mine. It came about during a
conversation with a dear Brit friend of mine, Claire Le Couteur. He and I were
musing over the commonalities between what’s happening politically in both
Britain and America. “ It
confo...
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Today’s US Contribution toward World Peace
US
nears $100bn arms deal for Saudi Arabia in time for Trump's visit . Well
what a wonderful headline, appearing on a weekend as such things do when the
attention of the world is elsewhere. “ The
official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity (don...
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Austerity, for Whom?
The headlines are dire across Britain; England’s finest cathedrals battle financial crisis, National Health
Service in dire need of funding, forced cutbacks on social services while
rentals become unaffordable for the young . And yet the world is awash in
m...
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Another Take on Vladimir Putin
Ah yes,
here we go again with another attack on Vladimir Putin, this time from the pen
of Joseph Stiglitz and I am a great admirer of his economic writing. But it’s
fashionable once again to bash Russia and after watching too many decades of
Cold War, I’m a...
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Never Has a Nation So Willingly Been Walked off a Cliff
With
the true conviction of a vicar’s daughter, Theresa May triggered Article 50 and
marched Britain off a cliff named Brexit. No bands played, the Queen did not
attend, no cannons fired a salute and no one knows what the hell will happen,
but the deed is d...
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There Will Be Consequences—There Always Are
According
to yesterday’s (Mar 17) article about Bernie Sanders in the Guardian UK
newspaper, “ a new poll found he is the
most popular politician in America. But instead of embracing his message,
establishment Democrats continue to resist him .” Well,
there...
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While I Wasn’t Looking, Someone Privatized My Senator
It’s no
surprise our private health care system is by far the most expensive system in
the developed world, anywhere from three to ten times higher in the U.S. than
in Great Britain, Canada, France, or Germany. That suits insurance
companies—although they w...
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‘Guided Democracy,’ Governed by Those Who Can Manufacture Consent
Cambridge
Analytica is said to be negotiating “two potentially lucrative new contracts,
one to boost the incoming Trump White House's policy messaging and the other to
help the Trump Organization expand its sales.” Those who question President
Trump’s confl...
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