Tagged: Ben Carson

Driven Mad by Hate

Driven Mad by Hate

  The hate fest that the Republicans are holding in Cleveland is showcasing more than sheer venom. It is exposing a dangerous streak of insanity. When Ben Carson links Hillary to Lucifer (pictured at...

A Trashy Spectacle

A Trashy Spectacle

  Last night’s Republican debate was a dispiriting display of vulgarity and venom. If you began the debate thinking Donald Trump was a guttersnipe, I’m sure you thought even worse of Ted Cruz and...

Why Not Run for President?

Why Not Run for President?

Let’s say you were famous for something – performing surgical miracles, for example, and writing best sellers about your rags-to-riches life.  And now you’re retired, with nothing but time on your hands. Why not...

Message from Elm Street

Message from Elm Street

Manchester’s Elm Street is the kind of main thoroughfare you might find anywhere in the American Northeast. It borders the Merrimack River with neat rows of square-cut brick buildings. On any other Super Bowl Sunday, Elm...

This is America? Really?

This is America? Really?

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden...

Bread and Circuses

Bread and Circuses

I will probably watch the fourth Republican presidential debate tonight  if I can find Fox Business on the Direct TV menu. I have never watched the channel but it couldn’t be too hard to...

Deny, Deceive and Lie

Deny, Deceive and Lie

  You might remember Shaggy’s hit song, “It Wasn’t Me.” The chorus goes like this: But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me) Saw me bangin’ on the sofa (It wasn’t me)]...

Rise of an Empty Suit

Rise of an Empty Suit

  Tonight’s the night. The night that could decide the fate of Donald Trump’s bizarre candidacy… that could send Jeb! back to his Miami mansion. .. that could signal the emergence of a new...

Democracy is No Joke.

Democracy is No Joke.

  Winston Churchill said democracy is the worst possible form of government – except for all the others. And you have to wonder whether any system of government can work as long as human...

Ben Carson’s Fantasy

Ben Carson’s Fantasy

An intruder stands in the doorway waving an automatic weapon. Students are at their desks and a teacher is at trhe front of the class. What happens next? In Ben Carson’s opinion, the teacher...