Dunlo

Hmmm....so what are you saying? Are Medicare, Medicaid, & Social Security being cut or not? Seems like you can't make up your mind. Well, lookee here! Paul Krugman, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, has an op-ed in today's New York Times.

"A more interesting …

Dunlo

Oh, of course! The GOP.....Party of Truth. Worshippers of The Liar-in-Chief.

Dunlo

I have talked with Republicans at the county fair, my neighbors who are Republicans, and canvassed door-to-door throughout the county and they can't tell me what your party stands for. Some are single-issue voters - usually right to life - but only life in a woman's womb. Not very long ag…

Dunlo

Reply from Mr. Schmookler: No sarcasm intended, Mr. Poplar. I've read your bio, and imagined you have more background in these areas than the average citizen. And I probably have more expertise than you might be imagining, having been -- in the era of the Carter-and-Reagan presidencies --…

Dunlo

Additional Reply from Mr. Schmookler: And while we're at it, Mr. Poplar, perhaps we can have a more constructive and cooperative exchange on another issue: Biden's handling of our withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Biden has been faulted for how that withdrawal was handled, and not only b…

Dunlo

Mr. Schmookler's Response:

Mr. Poplar, you certainly are a reliable conduit of the Republican talking points. I wonder if you noticed that the Republicans had trouble deciding whether Biden was being too tough on Putin or too weak. They attacked him both ways. But any event, you’ve …

Dunlo

Mr. Schmookler's Reply:

You are right that I do not provide documentation of every statement I make above. But you doubtless know that there is such a thing as a word-limit on op/ed pieces, which you also write. Since I cannot write a 10,000-word essay, I must rely on readers to be …