I am really trying to understand what is going on in this country. The Right is in the White House. We are being led by people who hold white nationalist ideas. We are being told to be afraid of Muslims, to keep Mexican immigrants out of the country. We are being told that when the… Read More Trying to Understand
It is singularly interesting and puzzling to me why people so quickly say one is “playing the race card” if he or she mentions the racial issues we deal with daily. America is “the race card,” and everything, or nearly everything, she does, somehow circles back to the issue of race. For instance, while people… Read More On “The Race Card”
OK. So I am confused. The Constitution of the United States, that sacred document to which we all refer to understand what our country is all about, says that government is to be “of the people.” President Lincoln, in the Gettysburg Address, referred to that constitutional sentiment when he said that government in this nation… Read More “The American People” are …who?
In a recent interview with Theresa Riley of “Moyers & Company, Joel Berg, of NYC’s Coalition Against Hunger said that 50 million Americans live in “food insecure” households. That means, simply, that many Americans just do not have enough to eat. Berg made the point that in this, the wealthiest country in the world,… Read More Mercy and Justice, Defined
What would America be like if it were run by a plain, old, middle or lower middle class president, and if the Congress wasn’t filled with millionaires? There is so much conversation about how we are a plutocracy and not a democracy at all – meaning that the wealthy are doing the controlling and the… Read More What If?