Category Archives: by Judith Gayle

How To Secede Without Really Trying

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves This was the week that Scotland did not secede from the United Kingdom. I’m sure the relief was palpable at Balmoral castle, where the Queen and her entourage no doubt celebrated by staying up … Continue reading

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Logical Consequences: Enemies, Frenemies and Foes

I suspect that most of you reading this today are exhausted by daily news and disgusted by the politics that drive it. We’ve long since lost the edge of hysteria used to manipulate us post-9/11, and if we’ve grown at all during the ensuing years, come to recognize any hint of war drums in the thread of white-noise behind government announcements. The 34th President of the United States warned us about the growing influence of the military-industrial complex in 1961, so we’ve had over fifty years to chew on that information, along with four major wars and countless skirmishes and military actions to illustrate our growing reliance on violence to both define and enrich ourselves. Continue reading

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S/He Who Laughs Last

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” –George Orwell Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you. That’s the old saw about laughter that proves its point … Continue reading

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What’s In YOUR Wallet?

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves It’s Labor Day weekend, the book-end to Memorial day, marking the end of summer season and routinely celebrated with the sale of hot dogs, hamburgers and dozens of flavors of potato chips, soda and … Continue reading

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Presumption of Guilt

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves The Midwest is under heat alert, sweltering beneath a late summer sun. The temps have been steadily climbing for several days, with humidity stifling and little relief in sight. I suspect our collective sense … Continue reading

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Breaking Through

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves Something quite unique happened this week, although it came with tears and sorrow, with anger and determination. The smoke cleared away to wisps; news agencies attempted a thoughtful response to difficult stories, and we … Continue reading

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Plain Speech and Tribal Drums

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves It’s interesting how many times I’ve read the word “big” this week, how many times the most serious buzzwords have taken center stage, attempting to redefine the old, recognize and respond to the new, … Continue reading

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Dog Days: Prelude To The Silly Season

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves It was a spectacularly dysfunctional week in Washington, D.C., and everywhere else if the news is accurate. It can be summed up by the 72-hour ‘humanitarian’ lull in Israeli/Palestinian violence that lasted less than four hours. … Continue reading

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Regarding The Ring

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves ‘It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered, full of darkness and danger they were. Sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be … Continue reading

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For Tenderness Sake

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves If we have no peace, it’s because we have forgotten that we belong to one another. ~ Mother Theresa I’m sure you’ll understand if I tell you that I’m hard pressed to make sense … Continue reading

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