Aaron Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein began his political life as a socialist. But following the attacks of September 11, 2001, he gradually embraced the wisdom of conservatism. He uses his poetic license (which has been suspended on numerous occasions) to write about politics, music, clam chowder and anything else he darn well pleases. Born in Canada, Aaron has lived in Boston for over a decade.


Do You Realize Hillary Spoke More About The Constitution Than Trump?


I think Hillary Clinton probably exceeded expectations with her acceptance of the Democratic Party nomination. It took awhile for her to get going, but she got stronger as the speech went on. Don’t let me be misunderstood. I’m not with her. Never will be. But if this is the Hillary Clinton who shows up at […]

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Sesame Street Fires Three Longstanding Cast Members UPDATE


Like many children who grew up in the 1970’s, 1980’s and beyond, I watched Sesame Street. Aside from Big Bird, Ernie & Bert, Grover, Cookie Monster and the ever underappreciated Herry Monster, there were the human characters like Bob, Gordon & Susan, Luis & Maria, David and Mr. Hooper. Well, the actors who play Bob, […]

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Obama Talked More About Himself Than Hillary


I have just finished watching President Obama’s speech at the DNC. Not surprisingly, he talked a great deal more about himself than he did Hillary Clinton. Indeed, it took him a good 15 minutes to even mention her name. When he did talk about her, it was as an extension of himself rather than to […]

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Let’s Suppose The Russians Take Trump Up on His Suggestion


Donald Trump may have backed Hillary Clinton into a corner when they overreacted to his suggestion that the Russians hack Hillary’s e-mails, but Trump may have backed himself into a corner as well. Trump’s remarks might have been off-hand, but an off-hand remark by John Kerry led to the Russian organizing a chemical weapons inspections […]

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Thoughts on John Hinckley, Jr.’s Impending Release


Today, a federal judge has granted a full release to John Hinckley, Jr., the man who on March 30, 1981 attempted to assassinate President Reagan and severely wounded White House Press Secretary James Brady as well as Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and DC police office Thomas Delahunt . Hinckley will be released from St. […]

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What if Hillary Rodham Had Never Married Bill Clinton?


I’ll say this for the former President. He still knows how to work a room and in so doing was able to sell Hillary Clinton in a way she’s never been able to do herself. The one line in his remarks to the DNC that struck me was when he told a young Hillary Rodham […]

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Why The BBC Calls ISIS “So-Called Islamic State”


In preparing blog posts for both today’s attack at the Catholic Church in Saint Etienne du Rouvary, France and the weekend suicide bombing outside a music festival in Reutlingen, Germany, I read the BBC’s account of both attacks and found something peculiar. The BBC refers to ISIS as the “so-called Islamic state”. This struck me […]

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Paul Simon Wasn’t That Bad at The DNC But….


I do wonder why he sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water” instead of “America” which had been used in one of Bernie Sanders’ campaign ads (and wrote about it here back in January) and was used to introduce Sanders before he gave his remarks at the DNC. Now the reason Simon sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water” […]

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Catholic Priest Murdered By ISIS Hostage Takers at French Church


ISIS has hit France again. Less than two weeks after the Bastille Day attacks in Nice, two men pledging allegiance to ISIS seized nuns as hostages in a Catholic church outside of Rouen in Northern France during morning mass. They slit the throat of an 84-year old priest after shouting “Allahu Akbar!!!” One other person […]

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10 Reasons Why I Will Never Vote for Hillary Clinton


Under normal circumstances, a Republican wouldn’t feel compelled to explain why he wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton. But 2016 is a year like no other. And in this year like no other, it has become an article of faith among supporters of Donald Trump that a refusal to vote for their man is a vote […]

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