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Asia or Bust

I waited after President Trump returned from Asia before writing this piece to try and see what came from the trip.  I wanted the trip to be successful.  Whenever the President, regardless of party, regardless of how we voted, regardless of how we view his performance, travels abroad we need him to be successful.  Domestic politics goes aside during these trips because so much is at stake and it is about our country as a whole:  National security, nuclear weapons, fair trade, the environment, etc.  I watched coverage of the trip and hoped there was real substance beneath all the ...

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Republicans – There is no Neutrality in 2020

     In 2016, Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton, winning the Presidency by 77,000 votes spread over Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.  Both candidates had historically high unfavorable ratings.  Trump, then an infamous reality TV star and failed businessman was nevertheless a political neophyte.  Despite inappropriate speech and behavior during the campaign, voters believed that after taking office he would make the necessary and expected modifications and adjust to being President.  They could at that time excuse an abhorrent record of behavior in their belief he would do good things for the country.  Fast forward to now as we rapidly approach ...

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The Military’s Latent Anti-Semitism

There was a recent news story out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home of the 101st Airborne Division, concerning overt discrimination against the installation’s Jewish community.  The volunteer lay leaders of the Fort Campbell Jewish community were suddenly terminated without cause by the Garrison.  This followed closely on the heels of the garrison forcing the abrupt cancellation of the scheduled Passover services, also without justification.  Unfortunately, this story is part of a highly disturbing trend of growing anti-Semitism in the military. Establishing a Chaplain’s Corps for each service to provide religious support passes Constitutional and other scrutiny for several reasons.  The ...

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Photo Album: Louie Bello’s EP “Invisible” Release Party at the Abby Lane

Whoobazoo was in attendance at the Abby Lane located in the Historic Theatre District of Downtown Boston for Singer/Songwriter Louie Bello’s release party for his EP “Invisible”.      

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