When Honor is Missing

  A nation is in trouble when its leaders lack personal integrity. No political system, however well designed, can survive if those responsible for maintaining it are dishonorable. So, when I read that a Supreme Court Justice was influenced by personal relationships, my faith in America’s future is shaken. Americans have come to expect – […]
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A Sick Supreme Court

  The United States system of government sits on three pillars – Congress, the Presidency and the Supreme Court. I’m sure you know how rotten Congress has become, and you either love or hate the President, but how do you feel about the Supreme Court? Conservatives are calling for the court’s reform. They were shocked […]
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As Tata Nears the End, What Would he Tell America?

I wonder what Nelson Mandela would tell Americans – black and white – in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict? The architect of integrated South Africa, “Tata” (Father) to his loving people, lies in a hospital bed, 95 years old on Thursday, possibly on the brink of eternity. His was an amazing life, and his […]
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Pondering the Zimmerman Verdict

What am I to make of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case? Is Trayvon Martin just another lynch victim in this still-Southern state? A legacy of the strange fruit that hung, not too many years ago, from the mulberry tree that gave a nearby city its name? You don’t read much about the racism […]
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Different Law for Rich and Poor. In Immigration, too

I’ve heard a lot of chatter about the U.S. Constitution this election season, and I wonder if anyone really believes Americans follow the principles laid out in that document.  The notion that “all men are created equal,” for instance. Who are they kidding? In America, as in other countries, the rich live in an entirely […]
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