Author: Steve Slavin

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Draft-Dodger-In-Chief

Major wars have been the defining events of generations of Americans. But often, the sons of the rich could avoid serving. Indeed, during the Civil War, a wealthy  man could openly pay someone else $300 to take the place of […]

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Medicare For More

For many years Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned for what he termed “Medicare for All.” But virtually no one in Congress supported his quest. Now, in the run-up to the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary, about half his twenty-something rivals now […]

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Don’t Peak Too Soon

Years ago, when I was having dinner with another professor in our school’s cafeteria, a student approached my friend to ask about a grade. Why had she gotten a “C” in his course? Considering that she had gotten 90s in […]

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The Biden Trifecta

Although Election Day is still eighteen months off, many Democrats are already casting about for a candidate whose main selling point is his/her ability to unseat President Trump. And the top choice is clearly former Vice President Joe Biden. The […]

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The Two-Million-Dollar Bribe

President Donald Trump evidently promised to pay North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un two million dollars for the return of Oscar Warmbier, the American tourist who had been imprisoned for some minor infraction by the North Koreans. Trump was overjoyed […]

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2020 Will Not Be A 2016 Rerun

Immediately after every presidential debate, viewers are taken into the so-called “Spin Room,” where all the top handlers explain why their candidate won the debate. Similarly, after the release of the Mueller Commission report, members of President Trump’s brain trust […]

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Sex In The Seventies

In recent days, Joe Biden has been under attack for his long history of being just a bit too touchy-feely with the ladies – acts that might even be considered sexual harassment. Now, President Donald Trump, a self-documented long-time sexual […]