Tagged: American society

Thankful for the USA

Thankful for the USA

  My daughter Grace and her husband Frank treated Sandra and me to Thanksgiving lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn yesterday. It was really pleasant dining and chatting with them, their sons Jonathan and...

The Myth of Compromise

The Myth of Compromise

  As Americans drift farther apart, you will hear calls for compromise between political factions, and the idea might seem seductive. But I doubt it’s possible. When we disagree about such basic concepts as...

The Millennial Riddle

The Millennial Riddle

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who became adults on or close to the year 2000, you’re being blamed for a multitude of problems, from the closing of various department stores to...

The Thug Life Culture

The Thug Life Culture

If Trump’s underworld connections were not already widely known, his rude, ugly behavior would be a dead giveaway. That’s how “gangstas” behave. The “made men” in the mob swagger, bully and brag, treat women with disrespect...

Love it or Leave it

Love it or Leave it

  The news that thousands, perhaps millions, of Americans are threatening to leave the country now that Donald Trump is President illustrates an important fact of life: We humans tend to seek the company of...

A Tale of Two Destinies

A Tale of Two Destinies

  If you’ve ever pondered the complexity of American society, you must have wondered what is real and what is propaganda dreamed up to distract the population while sinister forces seek to run the show....

My Choice Was Eleanor but…

My Choice Was Eleanor but…

  I would have voted for Eleanor Roosevelt to replace President Andrew Jackson on the face of the American twenty-dollar bill. But Harriet Tubman is a pretty good choice. Eleanor is one of my heroes....

Religion and the Law

Religion and the Law

  When Kim Davis broke the law, saying it conflicted with her Christian beliefs, the religious right rallied to her side. But when a retired Fort Lauderdale chef breaks the law because of motives...