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  • Did the Democratic Party Forsake the Middle Class?
    on Mar 26, 2016
    By Madeleine KandoIn his new book ‘Listen, Liberal or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People’, author Thomas Frank (‘What's the Matter with Kansas?) points out that the Democratic Party’s historical role of protecting the working middle...
  • WHAT TO DO ABOUT TERRORISM?
    on Mar 23, 2016
    by Tom KandoTuesday March 22, 2016: Brussels, Belgium: ISIS-sponsored terrorist attack kills at least thirty four (so far). This is Belgium’s “9/11:” In proportion to the US population, it is the equivalent of 1,100 dead. The bombs contai...
  • What to do About Terrorism?
    on Mar 23, 2016
    by Tom KandoTuesday March 22, 2016: Brussels, Belgium: ISIS-sponsored terrorist attack kills at least thirty four (so far). This is Belgium’s “9/11:” In proportion to the US population, it is the equivalent of 1,100 dead. The bombs contai...
  • Which Countries are the Most and the Least Hospitable?
    on Mar 18, 2016
    by Tom KandoWe hear that the number of “displaced persons” in the world is at an all-time high. Today, I want to talk about the number of migrants. According to a recent issue of   The Guardian (see Number of Migrants) there were in 201...
  • WHICH COUNTRIES ARE THE MOST AND THE LEAST HOSPITABLE?
    on Mar 17, 2016
    by Tom KandoWe hear that the number of “displaced persons” in the world is at an all-time high. Today, I want to talk about the number of migrants. According to a recent issue of   The Guardian (see Number of Migrants) there were in 201...
  • A Century's Worth of Living (Part 3)
    on Mar 14, 2016
    Madeleine KandoMy mother Ata sleeps a lot. She is often in pain because of some nerve damage in her feet, but is happy that I have come all the way from Boston to visit her. It is peaceful here in Bergen. Ata lives in an assisted living abutting the...
  • President Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech as 45th President of the United States, January 20, 2017
    on Mar 9, 2016
    by Tom KandoMy fellow Americans.This is a new dawn for America.First, I want to thank you all, you amazing American people who voted for me and put your trust in me, to lead the country back to being great again.You have chosen the best man. As yo...
  • PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S INAUGURATION SPEECH AS 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY 20, 2017
    on Mar 8, 2016
    by Tom KandoMy fellow Americans.This is a new dawn for America.First, I want to thank you all, you amazing American people who voted for me and put your trust in me, to lead the country back to being great again.You have chosen the best man. As yo...
  • Sanders’ Single Payer Utopia
    on Feb 27, 2016
    By Madeleine KandoLike many of us, I am confused by the ‘single payer’ health plan that Bernie Sanders proposes. Health care is confusing to begin with unless you live somewhere where there is no health care at all. In fact, out of the 200 countr...
  • A Century's Worth of Living _ part 2
    on Feb 17, 2016
    by Madeleine KandoSoon, I will go to Holland for another visit to Ata, my soon to be 103 year old mother. If I am lucky, she will still be able to see my face, probably only the outlines, but her memories will fill in the blanks. She has had enough p...
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