We Voted Early and It Wasn’t That Complicated. Not Really.

My wife, Sandra (photo at right), and I have added our two votes’ worth to history in the making. For days we had worried that our votes would not be counted, that we would be turned away because our picture ID did not match our voter’s registration. We wondered if our names had been purged […]
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What Pundits Don’t Tell You About Congress’ Sorry Showing

You hear it – and read it – all the time. Congress is doing a lousy job. Its approval rating is the lowest in history, down in the mid-teens. Disapproval is up to 75 per cent. Television commentators smirk and shake their heads and sneer at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry […]
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McCain- Palin Administration Would Trash Environment

One of the most frightening evils that would come with a Republican administration is being overlooked in the final days of this presidential campaign because of the nation’s understandable obsession with economic problems: With McCain-Palin we could expect nothing short of total disregard for the environment. I am not thinking only about Palin’s animosity toward […]
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Racism, Fear-Mongering and Name Calling Shame McCain Campaign

The McCain campaign will do anything to win this election. It doesn’t matter how sleazy, how shameful, or even how dangerous it may be. You may have thought that American politics had moved beyond McCarthyism. If so, you were wrong. John McCain is (falsely) branding Barack Obama “a Socialist,” and Sarah Palin is absurdly suggesting […]
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If You Have Money to Spare, Buy Stocks Now – But Vote Obama!

It looks as if the U.S. stock market is about ready to start recovering. This may not be the absolute bottom but, if not, it’s close. With the moves governments around the world are making to end the economic crisis, I see a ray of hope. If markets keep on plunging, it will probably mark […]
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With Pictures Like These Who Needs Words?

Watching MSNBC do its fair-and-balanced thing, I couldn’t help laughing yesterday when John McCain’s dimwitted spokesman, Tucker Bounds, started frothing at the mouth in righteous indignation. What was he outraged about? Barack Obama had just promised in a speech to rein in spending in Washington if he is elected President. How dare he do such […]
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McCain, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Midas Touch

There is a lot of hogwash on the Internet about the benefits rich people bring to society. The theory, which is akin to alchemy, posits that the rich magically turn lead into gold by some special gift only they possess; and without their talents society would wallow in eternal poverty. In a world where children […]
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