Is This the World My Dad and Uncles Fought to Save?

It was the war to end all wars, the war that my father (photo above), and his brothers and cousins, fought in – seven Graham boys marching proudly off to the mud and mustard gas of Europe or the sandstorms and lice of Egypt and Jordan. By God’s grace, they returned unharmed, all seven of […]
Continue reading…

 

Vetoing Education Funds Was a Dumb Move, Charlie!

With a stroke of his veto pen, Governor Charlie Crist (photo above) handed the contested Florida Senate seat to Marco Rubio yesterday. By slashing the state’s education funding, he antagonized a lot of voters – especially those along the crucial I-4 Corridor – and ended any chance he had of being elected senator in November. […]
Continue reading…

 

It’s Unfair to Blame Obama for the Gulf Disaster

If you blame President Obama for the catastrophe in the Gulf, you might as well blame him for those land mines left over in Thailand and Cambodia. That oil rig explosion that precipitated the worst spill in history was the inevitable result of policies pursued by past administrations. Not only the Bush-Cheney gang but other […]
Continue reading…

 

Obama Is No Socialist. Perhaps He Should Be

In an article distributed by “Truthout” today, Eleanor J. Bader, a teacher, freelance writer and activist from Brooklyn, NY, makes this observation: It’s obvious that if you repeat something often enough, in an authoritative voice, listeners will begin to believe what you say. That’s the theory behind both advertising and conservative media. The oft-repeated barrage […]
Continue reading…

 

Violence in Jamaica is a Symptom of Global Blight

It’s tempting to think of the current violence in Jamaica as a local matter, a clash between a slum lord “don” and a failed government, a bomb that was waiting to explode when an attempt to arrest gang leader Christopher “Dudus” Coke (photo above) ignited the fuse. In an article exploring the popularity of Jamaican […]
Continue reading…

 

The Clamor from the Right is Enough to Drive You Crazy

Like Charles Boyer tormenting Ingrid Bergman in “Gaslight,” well funded propagandists are telling me that the things I perceive are not really so and it’s things I do not perceive that are real. In the movie, these mind games would have driven the Ingrid Bergman character mad if a clever policeman (played by Joseph Cotton) […]
Continue reading…

 

Big Oil Buys Special Privileges Around the World

What’s going on with the Gulf oil leak, anyway? Why is the U.S. Government so passive? Why are reporters so tactful in their questioning of BP officials? Why isn’t anyone in prison? After all, 11 workers died in last month’s explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. And the evidence is mounting that their deaths […]
Continue reading…

 

“We the People” Are More Logical Than Our Leaders

Voters showed surprising logic in yesterday’s primary elections. They recognized that the logical choice in American politics is between Libertarianism and Socialism. Anything in between is a push-you-pull-you compromise – or, worse, a scam designed to enrich a few at the expense of the many. What am I talking about? I’m talking about Kentucky Republicans […]
Continue reading…

 

My Ideas for a New BP Name and Winning PR Theme

Like Blackwater when its dark deeds were exposed, BP will probably respond to the catastrophe it caused in the Gulf by changing its name. And it will have to shed the “go green” look. No one will ever buy that again. So here are a few suggestions. Free of charge. How about a military theme? […]
Continue reading…