It has been a longtime since America has been forced to re-examine the most basic elements of its economical and political system.
Iraq: Just Another Lost Cause
What President Obama lacks in his domestic strategy is overshadowed by his success in foreign policy. His appointment of Hilary Clinton as secretary of state was a wise choice. He healed the political wounds of the primary election, solidified the upper crust of the Democratic Party and used her diplomatic skills as liaison to the world. Obama has stood firm on his commitment to establish a Palestinian state. He has warned Israel not to expand...
Who will be next dictator du jour?
I really wonder which Libyan dictator was killed this past week. There is a variety of choices. Let’s see, there’s Khaddafy and then there is Qadafy. There also was Gadhafi, but then there was also Kaddafy. Did the rebels really get their man? Who knows? The bottom line is one more nut case is no longer with us, but rest assured there will be another one some day to fill the empty shoes of this departed soul. Throughout history these idiots cr...
99/1 the odds
Congratulations and cheers for the Occupy Wall Street movement, here at home and around the world.
Swim into a colorful fall season
Hurry, time’s a wasting, get yourself organized. There’s only about two weeks before it will all be over and you will miss an outstanding opportunity to go on an inexpensive, exciting and colorful day outing with your family. The outing I’m referring to is a once-a-year opportunity to go to South Lake Tahoe and see the annual spawning run of the Kokanee salmon and then continue on to Apple Hill near Placerville, Calif., to enjoy all things mad...
Can Cain politically slay Obama?
Depending on which political poll you believe, businessman Herman Cain is leading the Republican party’s bid to remove President Obama from the White House. Republicans seem to be jumping on his “9-9-9” economic plan to initiate a 9 percent flat business tax, 9 percent individual income tax and a 9 percent federal sales tax on most everything we purchase. According to former Reagan Treasury official Gary Robbins of Fiscal Associates, “The 9-9-...
Now Who Is Anti-Capitalist?
The Occupy Wall Street protesters are many things, but they’re not what Fox News would have you believe. Sure, in many ways they are little more than a grab-bag of disaffected, disillusioned leftists, some with anarchist ties, lacking a clear message other than the visceral anger spelled out in signs and banners. On the other hand, the movement, which has spread as far as Reno and Rome, attracts a wide audience with varying political beliefs a...
Loss of faith: central problem of our time
She grew up a nice Italian Catholic girl. Life put her through exhilarating highs — the birth of her son — and lows — an unfaithful husband. Through it all, she had her faith. The church was a constant emotional anchor, a safe harbor from the storms. Then came the non-stop scandals in which the priesthood was defrocked as an international haven for pedophiles. This kind lady has been lost for awhile, wandering from job to job, meandering from ...