Steve Klinger

In for a dime, in for a dollar

“Many years ago, when we played what we called ‘penny-ante poker,’ there was always an unhappy participant who, as the evening wore on, slid more and more of his chips…”

Author: Steve Klinger
Published in: Sierra County California Prospect, Bainbridge Island Review, Winston-Salem North Carolina Chronicle, Counterpunch, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Gilmer West Virginia Free Press, North Ogden Utah Sentinel
Date: 2019, October 12, 15, 16
888 words

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The meaner Trump gets, the more kindness we feel

“In this difficult and traumatic holiday season it struck me tonight that a remarkable phenomenon is occurring. With desperate migrants on the move around much of the planet and authoritarian forces frantically erecting barricades, both literal and figurative, to turn them back, this country has shown it is not immune to the global dynamic…”

Steve Klinger
Published in: The Johnstown Breeze, Sentinel News, Superior Telegram, Counterpunch, The Sunburg News, Sierra County Prospect, Afro, Gilmer Free Press, Lahaina News
Date: December 23,24,25,28,30,2018 January 1,5,10,2019
680 Words

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A Requiem for Donald Trump

“Aug. 27, 2026
I attended Donald Trump’s funeral today in a half-empty Washington Cathedral, curious to learn how the 45th president, who of course resigned in disgrace in 2019…”

Steve Klinger
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Counterpunch, Sentinel News, Press & Journal, City Watch, The Portland Observer, Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press
Date: December 7,8,10,12,13,19,2018
765 Words

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Give Us Not Our Daily Trump

“The media seem to be impaled on the horns of a dilemma: Cover Donald Trump and, if they do so with a shred of integrity and concern for the truth, their reportage will inevitably be negative. Trump and his minions then say it’s fake news and throw the resulting red meat right to the base, dividing the country ever more deeply…”

Steve Klinger
Published in: Sierra County Prospect, The Sunburg News, Counterpunch, Gilmer Free Press
Date: October 31,November 2,5,6,2018
636 Words

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