Tagged: 2012 election

Who Will Speak for Us?

Who Will Speak for Us?

  Increasingly, America is becoming two separate societies. As the middle class collapses, a massive underclass is emerging, where people struggle to feed their families, working two or three jobs (if they’re lucky enough...

Looking on the Bright Side

Looking on the Bright Side

One of my dad’s favorite poems began with the assertion: It’s easy enough to be pleasant when life flows by like a song but the man worth while is the one who can smile when...

TV is Not Necessarily a Reliable Source, Senator Graham

TV is Not Necessarily a Reliable Source, Senator Graham

Those earnest faces on TV news programs may seem trustworthy but you can’t rely on them for the truth. Indeed, you can’t always rely on them for the facts. In my long media career,...

GOP Resorts to Extortion

GOP Resorts to Extortion

America spent about $2 billion on last year’s presidential election, but it might have been a waste of money. If the Tea Party extortionists get their way, the choice voters made would be thrown...

Liberty and Justice for Some, not All – Still

Liberty and Justice for Some, not All – Still

The pledge of allegiance suggests that the United States, a nation “under God,” is a land where everyone must be treated equally. And the words of the national anthem echo that ideal with the...

The People’s President vs. Plutocrats’ Congress

The People’s President vs. Plutocrats’ Congress

I watched in dismay on Tuesday as the president (above) hung his head and told an ABC reporter, “Well, if you put it that way, Jonathan, maybe I should just pack up and go home.” President Obama...

No Good Can Come from a Corrupt Congress

No Good Can Come from a Corrupt Congress

The American system of government has failed. Democracy has not failed. Freedom has not failed. These concepts remain as valid as they were in 1789. But the way in which America’s constitutional rights are...

Today’s Billionaires are “Takers,” Not “Makers”

Today’s Billionaires are “Takers,” Not “Makers”

Listening to bartender Scott  Prouty (above, left) on MSNBC-TV last night, I was reminded of the debate triggered by Mitt Romney’s denunciation of 47 percent of the American people as moochers. It was Prouty’s secretly recorded video of...

Expect Another Do-Nothing Year in Congress

Expect Another Do-Nothing Year in Congress

President Obama’s state of the union speech was actually the opening salvo in the mid-term elections. His reelection in November was not only the end of his 2012 campaign but also the beginning of...

Let’s Think Outside the Box and See What Happens

Let’s Think Outside the Box and See What Happens

Americans seem to be in an ideological death grip: On one side are those who want to minimize the role of the federal government; on the other are those who see government intervention as...