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FROM MY CORNER: Evictions! Evictions! Evictions!

Howell Hurst 2020 Presidential Election, American News, Corona Virus, Defense Spending, Defining Trump, Homelessness, People Politics, Poverty, Trump

Several million Americans, who’ve lost jobs because of the pandemic, are about to be evicted from their apartments and homes. The House voted $50 Billion to hold these evictions off. However, the present administration will not OK this benefit to renters, mortgage holders, and landlords. Mr. Trump allocates billions to a new Space warfare program,… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: My Wall Street Journal Attack

Howell Hurst American News, Consumerism, Corona Virus, Corporate Avarice, Economy & Finance, People Politics, Poverty

Carmel, CA . . .  August 19, 2020  A business colleague of mine some short time past suggested I try an online subscription of the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ is owned by the extreme rightist publishing mogul Rupert Murdoch. I was highly skeptical. Particularly, because my Murdoch aficionado and I utterly disagree with one… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: Yes, Joe Biden

Howell Hurst 2020 Presidential Election, Consumerism, Defining Trump, People, Poverty, Presidential Election, Trump

It’s a no brainer. Joe Biden, like all people and certainly all politicians, has his faults. But one thing is crystal clear: he’ll be a far more competent president than Donald Trump. Why? One word says it. “Humanism.” Joe likes people. He always has. You might call it his weakness. But, the thing is this:… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: America’s Denial

Howell Hurst Corporate Avarice, Economy & Finance, Homelessness, Humans, People, People Politics, Poverty, Racism

FROM MY CORNER“America’s Denial”: Distribution: To all my U.S. Readers  [A bit longer commentary this time than usual, I admit. But, since I’ve been silent a couple of weeks, I believe you’ll find it’s worth the reading.] DATELINE: Carmel, CA, USA . . . August 15, 2020 ———————  In The Atlantic magazine’s September edition a… continue reading »

FROM MY CORNER: 2nd Paris Report

Howell Hurst 2020 Presidential Election, American News, Defining Trump, Economy & Finance, Europe, People Politics, Poverty, Presidential Election, Refugees, Trump

January 1, 2020 . . . New Year’s eve day in Paris was very cold, but sunny and clear. Today, it is warmer, but overcast with no sun. I wonder is this some sort of omen for 2020? The New York Times International Edition’s headlines since I arrived imply a similar forecast. December 24:“Ransomed at… continue reading »