Tagged: Joan Walsh

The Threat to Medicare

The Threat to Medicare

I don’t think I could survive without Medicare. As an 80-year-old diabetic with a heart condition, failing kidneys and various other ailments, it would be impossible for me to afford the medical care I...

Racist Right Drops its Mask

Racist Right Drops its Mask

I’m sure you know that one of the driving forces in the Tea Party movement is racism. But Republican leaders scoff at the accusation, and powerful media voices dismiss the idea. When people like...

A Duel, Rand Paul? Really?

A Duel, Rand Paul? Really?

You might think Rand Paul was joking when he told a TV interviewer he would like to fight a duel with the journalists who caught him plagiarizing. He seemed especially eager to get it...

Way to go, Hillary! You’re Better than those Clods

Way to go, Hillary! You’re Better than those Clods

I wanted to take a swing at that churlish Rand Paul (above, left) when he talked about firing Hillary Clinton (above, right) if he were president. The nerve of that Kentucky yokel! Who but...

Barack Obama: for the Good Guys or the Glory?

Barack Obama: for the Good Guys or the Glory?

What does Barack Obama really want? Of course I don’t know. I am at the far fringes of political information, an inconsequential foot soldier who might be marginally useful in getting out the vote...

Talk of an “Underclass” Shows You Have No Class

Talk of an “Underclass” Shows You Have No Class

I was taught that America was a classless society, in which “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights.”  That was then, I guess, and this is now. In...

Mitt Looks Like Just Another Halloween Scare

Mitt Looks Like Just Another Halloween Scare

The Halloween scare to end all scares might be over. Mitt Romney’s grotesque campaign for president of the United States seems to be fizzling. I’ve been holding my breath, waiting for the latest jobs...

I Fear “Post-Racial America” Was Wishful Thinking

I Fear “Post-Racial America” Was Wishful Thinking

When America’s first black president was sworn in, the rafters rang with celebration of the new “post-racial America.” Here at last was an enlightened society in which the white majority was willing to accept a member...

Beware the Doctrine of the “Deserving” Rich

Beware the Doctrine of the “Deserving” Rich

A Hindu once told me that in his religion it was a sin to give handouts to beggars. He explained that the beggars had been sent back to earth to pay for the sins...

Obama is Fighting to Save America from Looters

Obama is Fighting to Save America from Looters

In my opinion, President Obama has been too forbearing for too long. He has responded to the most vicious personal attacks by seeking to find some shred of agreement with his critics. Now, apparently...