Martin Nicolaus

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Imagine: American Policy in the Mideast

IMAGINE:  The Elephant Party and the Donkey Party have split and broken up.  The new Goat Party has won a landslide victory and I, its standard bearer,  am installed in the White House.  Following my speech on Korea, I deliver a foreign policy address on the Mideast. America is in a deep hole in the …

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A Poem From Within

This Is a Poem About What Causes Poems Like This to Be Written By Jesse J. Before I begin this poem … I’d like to ask you to join me in a moment of silence … In honor of those who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon On September 11th 2001 … I’d …

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Trump Tweetstorm: Build Wall Around Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans worse than Mexicans!!  Mexicans are rapists, murderers, thieves.  Puerto Ricans are Democrats!  Disgusting!  Invading Florida scheming to turn the state blue!  Hundreds of thousands of them.  In a state where just a couple of thousand votes decide national elections. Do they think I’m an idiot?  I’m much smarter than them!  Most smart man …

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Imagine: American Policy Toward Korea

IMAGINE:  The Elephant Party and the Donkey Party have split and broken up.  The new Goat Party has won a landslide victory and I, its standard bearer,  am installed in the White House.  As one of my first priorities, I deliver a foreign policy address on the situation in Korea. Recently a previous administration stationed …

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Big Fish, Little Fish

This engraving done in the Netherlands in 1557 could have been etched as an editorial cartoon about the current Republican tax proposals in Congress. Look, says the man in the rowboat in the foreground to his young child, a few big fish make meat of the other fish. Above the drawing, in Latin, French, and …

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Paradise Papers and Hell on Earth

Some electronic Robin Hood has hacked 13.4 million files from the Appleby law firm, which specializes in providing “offshore services” to the very crème de la crème of corporations and individuals.  Those services, the firm insists, are not tax evasion.  They are tax avoidance.  Evasion is illegal. Avoidance is, as Donald Trump remarked, smart business. …

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Environmental Justice: Carl Anthony’s Memoirs

The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race, by Carl C. Anthony, Forewords by Van Jones and Paloma Pavel, New York, New Village Press, 2017. ISBN 9781613320211 Book review by Martin Nicolaus After the election of Barack Obama, author Carl Anthony congratulates a Kenyan engineer on the election of someone with ancestors from …

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