Tagged: U.S. Senate

When Honor is Missing

When Honor is Missing

  A nation is in trouble when its leaders lack personal integrity. No political system, however well designed, can survive if those responsible for maintaining it are dishonorable. So, when I read that a...

When Women Roar

When Women Roar

Was Rudyard Kipling right when he declared that “the female of the species is more deadly than the male”? As a famous female used to say, “You betcha!” Kipling cites examples among wild animals...

Poly-Tricks as Usual

Poly-Tricks as Usual

  With Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, there is no “government for the people” in America. What Republicans really care about is scoring political points. And they resort to the lowest...

The Remaking of America

The Remaking of America

  I believe the government shutdown is part of a revolution currently underway in America. As it progresses, the revolution may or may not be accompanied by violence but – if it succeeds –  it will bring...

A Cowardly Congress

A Cowardly Congress

  Shame on you, Bob Corker (in picture, right)! Shame on you, Marco Rubio (in picture , left)!  Shame on you for deciding to vote for the tax bill, after all. And shame on all...

Ugly Blast from the Past

Ugly Blast from the Past

  It’s been a long, long time since I heard anyone protest that some of their best friends are Jews. But what else would you expect from Roy Moore’s wife? The Moores are relics...

In the Name of God? Really?

In the Name of God? Really?

If Roy Moore wins Tuesday’s Senate race in Alabama, I will be shocked. Saddened. Discouraged. The man is a widely proclaimed child molester. A bigot. A racist. A hypocrite. An outlaw who defies the law of...

Democracy under Siege

Democracy under Siege

  You might believe Republicans in Congress would think twice before voting for their utterly cynical tax legislation. Polls show widespread disapproval of the bill. Calling it the tax cuts and jobs act, or something similar,...

Chastising us with Scorpions

Chastising us with Scorpions

  Whereas my father loaded you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. That’s what the Biblical ruler Rehoboam promised...

Whitewashed Sepulchers

Whitewashed Sepulchers

  Surely, we’ve learned by now to be skeptical of those who “protest too much”? From Jesus to Shakespeare,  sages have warned us to be wary of self-righteous, finger wagging  boors. Like Roy Moor. You...