No Happy New Year in Sight. Sorry.

I wish I could promise you a happy new year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Republicans stopped trying to destroy the U.S. government? Wouldn’t it be a bright new year if the Israelis stopped building houses on the West Bank and the Palestinians stopped firing rockets at the Israelis? Wouldn’t it be heart warming […]
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Public Can Play a Role in Supporting Justice

When Darden Restaurants decided to circumvent a new health care regulation requiring them to provide insurance for their full-time employees, they did not reckon with the American public. The media alerted potential customers and the restaurant chain – which owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden – lost a big chunk of its business. Now, the […]
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Mainstream Media Failing us in the LIBOR Scandal

There are some stories that inherently attract readers and others that do not inherently attract readers but are so important that they must be told in a way to grab the public’s attention. Good editors and reporters recognize these stories and find a way to make us want to read them. It’s not easy, but […]
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You’re Crazy, Wayne La Pierre, Crazy as a Loon!

“If it’s crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy,” the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre (photo above) told NBC’s Meet the Press host David Gregory this morning. OK, so I will call you crazy, Wayne LaPierre. And you’re not just crazy; you’re dumb, too. […]
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Hey Mr. President, That’s My Twelve Bucks!

  If it’s true that President Obama has offered to give up some of the cost-of-living increase we codgers are supposed to get every year, I have to object. Starting in January, I am getting $12 more each month, and I think I’m entitled to every penny. For decades, I and my employers dutifully paid […]
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I’m Tempted to Join End-of-the-World Believers

I’m ready to join the New Age believers who have gathered in Bugarach or Stonehenge or Stalin’s bunker or wherever. Surely the world is going to end tomorrow. We deserve no better. What a mess humanity has made of things! It’s as if we’re back in the days after the collapse of the Tower of […]
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What Happened to Officials’ Vow to Protect us?

I’m sure you will recognize this: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United […]
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Prove Your Manhood and Enrich the Arms Dealers

If you think America’s latter-day “merchants of death” are fiends in human form, you could be right. Illustrating  just how grotesque they are, Bushmaster, the maker of the assault rifle that was used to kill those little children in Connecticut last week (illustrated above), has issued a “Man Card”  as part of a grisly advertising campaign. I […]
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America is Ready for Sensible Gun Laws

It looks as if President Obama is going to do something to staunch the flow of blood in America. Obviously moved by the unspeakable horror of the Connecticut school massacre, the president (above) implied at a vigil last night that he was ready to act at last. “We can’t tolerate this anymore,” he said. “These tragedies must […]
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Time for the NRA to Face the Need for Gun Control

There is no way to express the horror and grief I feel  this morning in the aftermath of the Connecticut school massacre. All I can do is pray for the parents, knowing that only God can comfort them.  I cannot imagine what darkness filled the heart of the young man who gunned those children down. […]
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