Tagged: presidential race

The Relentless Right is Pulling out all the Stops

The Relentless Right is Pulling out all the Stops

This is the Big One – the winner-take-all, no-holds-barred fight to the finish. The conservatives are betting the farm on this year’s presidential election, and they don’t care what they have to do to...

When Lies are Allowed, my Rights are Violated

When Lies are Allowed, my Rights are Violated

I’ve been cogitating over the blatant lies in those Romney campaign ads and I finally decided the media are at fault. Not the newscasters, not the pundits, the advertising departments. Back in my day,...

The Bleak Future of “Austerity” is Plain to See

The Bleak Future of “Austerity” is Plain to See

It would be understandable if some Americans bought the “austerity” program touted by the Republicans – if there were no example already in existence to demonstrate its consequences. Not excusable, of course, but at...

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

I hope I’m wrong but it looks as if President Obama’s reelection campaign is being undermined by the Clinton camp. I am not just talking about Bill Clinton’s famous “gaffe,” where he seemed to...

How Long Will Advertising Work its Magic?

How Long Will Advertising Work its Magic?

I spent some time writing ads, and to tell the truth I didn’t know much about the products I was supposed to be selling. I simply imagined the products as I would like them...

Once Again, Media Help to Dupe the Public

Once Again, Media Help to Dupe the Public

I find it incredible that anyone, however dim, would blame President Obama for the employment slowdown that afflicted America in May. And I think the American media are doing a rotten job of reporting...

Would U.S. Voters Let Wall Street Fool Them Again?

Would U.S. Voters Let Wall Street Fool Them Again?

Even someone as unfamiliar with the workings of Wall Street as I am could smell a rat when then Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson came running to Congress yelling that the sky was falling and...

Some People Give While Others Take… and Take…

Some People Give While Others Take… and Take…

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the stories in the media about the givers among us. I found it heartwarming this morning to read about folks in our town who collected toys  – including a...

Coming Soon: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Coming Soon: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

In the Book of Revelation, we read about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – War, Strife, Famine and Pestilence – and as I watch the endless debates among the presidential candidates, I wonder...

Obama’s Demeanor Reminds Me of a Favorite Poem

Obama’s Demeanor Reminds Me of a Favorite Poem

When I was about 12 years old, my father taught me a poem by Rudyard Kipling. He said it had helped him face the challenges in his life and he hoped it would help...