Tagged: world affairs

Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

As I scrolled through the news this morning, waiting for something to trigger a response that might end up as a blog, I felt trapped in a time warp with everything that needed saying...

I See a “Conspiracy” Behind the Far-Right Agenda

I See a “Conspiracy” Behind the Far-Right Agenda

Not all “conspiracy theories” are nonsense. One “theory,” for example is becoming so obvious that it’s impossible to ignore.   It’s the claim that: A rich and powerful network is engaged in a coordinated program...

As Ugliness Rages, Inspiring Deeds Are Overlooked

As Ugliness Rages, Inspiring Deeds Are Overlooked

There’s something in human nature that revels in ugliness. During my newspaper editing days, I once experimented with highlighting news I found inspirational instead of the usual blood-stained menu of sex, violence and “controversy.”...

Things Fall Apart; the Center Cannot Hold

Things Fall Apart; the Center Cannot Hold

Reading of riots at the G20 conference in Toronto, worldwide climate change, a looming Depression – not just in the U.S. but in the entire western world – and another ruling by America’s highest...

Is This the World My Dad and Uncles Fought to Save?

Is This the World My Dad and Uncles Fought to Save?

It was the war to end all wars, the war that my father (photo above), and his brothers and cousins, fought in – seven Graham boys marching proudly off to the mud and mustard...

The World is in Danger as Rear-View Mirror Politics Afflicts Americans

The World is in Danger as Rear-View Mirror Politics Afflicts Americans

It’s a dangerous world, as former Vice President Dick Cheney is wont to say, and it is made even more dangerous by pervasive ignorance among American politicians. I don’t think Cheney is ignorant; I...

Stop Worrying. North Korean “Threat” is Just a Bluff

Stop Worrying. North Korean “Threat” is Just a Bluff

That old “Axis of Evil” guy is at it again, blowing up atom bombs underground and firing his pop-gun missiles into the air. And the media are doing their customary war dance in response....