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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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Lack of Consensus is Not the Problem With Politics
Articles abound blaming the lack of consensus for today’s
malfunctioning politics and they are right, but only to a point. We yearn for
the good old days of cross-party consensus on such issues of common interest as... Income
inequality Job
loss Infrastruct...
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Falsehood Flies, and Truth Comes Limping After It
Jonathon Swift wrote that in 1720, so it’s easy to see that
today’s worries have a long and honored past in the minds of intellectuals. Swift,
you may (or may not) remember wrote Gulliver's
Travels and is regarded by Encyclopedia
Britannica as the foremost ...
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The 2018 Mid-Terms, Love, Hate or the Overlap at the Polls?
For the first time in a very long life of political
interest, I have absolutely no idea how the mid-term elections tomorrow will
turn out. But I do know this: There
is a very large overlap in opinion that prevents this election from being a
referendum on ei...
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We Humans Have Become Just Another Failed Experiment
There are lots of
failed experiments in the history of our planet, so don’t shed too large a
crocodile tear. Evolution is made up of the failed and the successful. Most of
the oldest species still remaining on earth are ocean creatures, but the ones
we woul...
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Insatiable; a Porn Story, but Not That Kind
I was glancing through the newspaper a few days back,
wondering where all the positive stories had gone from our news, when I ran
across this: ‘Tech stocks battered after disappointing Amazon and Alphabet results: after
the bell, Amazon tanked 8 percent. Th...
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The Age of Lost Legitimacy
What is legitimate (in accordance with recognized or
accepted standards or principles) in this world as we move forward?  Along with
statesmanship, is it well and perhaps permanently behind us? We know where
statesmanship went—long gone, the victim of parti...
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A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand
Abraham
Lincoln’s famous proclamation is as true of our global human presence as it is
of houses. In his case he meant the evils of slavery and the bitter and tragic
American Civil War kept the ‘house’ standing, even though its ‘divisions’ remain
apparent. ...
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Gas Was Certainly Used in Syria—But By Whom?
Here we are again, with a charge chillingly close to the
false claims against Saddam Hussein that destroyed Iraq and inflamed the Middle
East. Bashar Assad has been accused of the recent gas attacks on civilians and
the West is thirsting for ‘action.’ Brita...
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Laws for Some of Us but Not All, Proving Again that Law Is Not Justice
Pardon me while I try to control my anger. Bank of America paid its way out of criminal activity a week
ago…and we din’t even bother to rise off our sofas in outrage. Essentially, we
as a nation don’t give a damn and so the Banksters just smile their way to...
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Austerity: the Black Hole of National Economic Recovery
Over the past 40 years our American
tax base disappeared offshore, industry followed, we made consumerism a
national goal and the rich got rich while the rest of us ended up in the
dumper. Schools
are a wreck, teachers, police, firefighters and mid-level wo...
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