For eight years we watched the Republicans refining their smear tactics directed at the Clintons — with the expenditure of $millions of public funds misdirected to that end.  Fox News and the Murdock operations generally have emulated the pattern to the point where our media are generally corrupted with such just within the libel limits.

Hopefully those of us who give a damn will try to stanch this deadly attack on democracy — a variant of the McCarthy era tactics writ large. I mention this because I was startled to see a posting along these lines on one of my lists from a caring person.  Ed Kent

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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