I am trying not to be angry, but I am. The Republicans have made a point of saying they want to appeal to all Americans, that they want to enlarge their base and show people that they “care” about those who are not Conservatives. But today, as people gather in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate that… Read More By Their Fruits You Shall Know Them
While everyone is in shock over the murder of Reeva Steenkamp allegedly by “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius, I am more in shock that domestic violence against women is still such a major problem in this world. It is hard to believe the story that Pistorius offered about what happened at his home on Valentine’s Day,… Read More Reeva Steenkamp: Another Woman Needlessly Dead
It is very hard to understand why any politician would be opposed to paying people a living wage – meaning, a wage that would allow them to live with dignity as opposed to living as virtual slaves to an unfair economic system. It is clear that capitalism and democracy are not one in the… Read More Who Cares for the Poor?
With the fiscal cliff debacle hanging over us, I find myself cringing every time I hear the word “entitlements.” The argument, or part of the argument, as concerns how we get out of our financial crisis, is that the entitlements, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security – are just too expensive and are not sustainable. The… Read More Entitlements be Damned
I read an article – and listened to a video tape – that captured GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying some pretty disparaging things about much of this nation. The article, written by David Corn, said that Romney has disdain for 47 percent of this nation’s population who, he says, believe in big government, have… Read More Is Romney Kidding?