Tagged: 2014 elections

How to Move to Canada

How to Move to Canada

  After that disgraceful Republican debate, after that self-serving, self-righteous no-Trump lecture from Mitt Romney, after those primary results that show Trump is apparently unstoppable, after the CPAC love fest with Ted Cruz… After all that, I...

Here They Go Again

Here They Go Again

  I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at the latest attempt by the new Congress to turn back the clock. But I can’t help feeling discouraged. “Pro-life” House members have introduced a bill that would...

Social Security Under Attack

Social Security Under Attack

Ever since FDR introduced Social Security more than 80 years ago (photo above), Republicans have fought savagely to repeal it. Now, with a majority in the Senate as well as the House, they are finally poised to...

You Can Come Out Now, Liberals

You Can Come Out Now, Liberals

It might still be a little risky, but America’s liberals are safer showing their faces today than they’ve been in decades. I know this may seem strange to non-Americans, but over the past half century or so,...

When “Reform” Misfires

When “Reform” Misfires

The chilling implications of welfare “reform”  are becoming clear as the economy improves and jobless rates decline. It might seem like good news in the media, but for a million unemployed Americans the recovering economy will...

Our Last Line of Defense

Our Last Line of Defense

  As America braces for an all-Republican Congress featuring some of the craziest right wingers in the country’s history, I am even more grateful for Barack Obama. He is our last line of defense,...

Creatures Great and Small

Creatures Great and Small

  As Christmas approaches, we remind ourselves of our duty to love one another, and to preserve and nurture the world we live in. An essential element of that world is wildlife. As Pope...

News I Didn’t See on TV

News I Didn’t See on TV

I didn’t see it on TV or read about it in the news, but it might be the most historic event that occurred in America recently. No, I don’t mean the march on Washington and the...

America’s Jeanne d’Arc

America’s Jeanne d’Arc

It’s easy to be cynical in today’s America. The stomach-turning revelations of CIA torture… The unpunished slaughter of unarmed black men by white cops… The vast and widening income gap between the rich and...

The Running of the Bulls

The Running of the Bulls

As America braces for a Republican Congress, Wall Street is already reaping its reward for funding the midterm election winners. First to go are some of the curbs on the kind of reckless trading...