Tag: America

What is your take on tonight’s State of the Union address?

What is your take on tonight’s State of the Union address?
Writers of political columns are usually former participants in politics or well-educated observers of our national questions. Our job is to write in platitudes and try not to be bromide with our words. Nothing is worse than a sedated reader. Part of our task is to try and convey the wisdom that comes with experience,... Read more »

Could the Las Vegas shooting have been predicted?

Could the Las Vegas shooting have been predicted?
Stephen Paddock opened fire on a concert at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, in Las Vegas. When his rampage was 58 people were murdered and another 515 injured. It is the largest death toll from a mass shooting in American history. [EDITORIAL NOTE: The number killed and injured will be updated periodically as the numbers are... Read more »

Why an American "Third Party" is Not a Good Idea Part 1

Why an American "Third Party" is Not a Good Idea Part 1
This is the first of two articles as to why a new political party is not a viable option.  Many of my former GOP colleagues and many Democrats are unhappy with the current state of their respective parties. The original vision of the Founders was to create a political system that each voter would judge... Read more »
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Myrtle Beach shooting broadcast live on Facebook

Myrtle Beach shooting broadcast live on Facebook
Do we really need to watch live shootings on Facebook? At 12:30 AM this morning, a gunman opened fire and shot 7 people including a cop. The shootings happened in a popular summer resort town, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Nobody has ever accused me of being Einstein, but I am starting to see a pattern.... Read more »

Is Fascism growing in America?

Is Fascism growing in America?
As I write this article, President Trump is in the Rotunda of the US Capitol Building delivering remarks for the US Holocaust Museum’s annual Days of Remembrance.  The President was joined by Holocaust survivors, liberators, Members of Congress, the Foreign Diplomatic Corps in Washington, and some community leaders. It is a good thing that The... Read more »

Where did the Hippies go?

Where did the Hippies go?
We were the generation that was going to change the World.  We were the Peace Generation and the Love Generation.  It was the dawning of the age of Aquarius, or so the songwriters said.  The rock musical Hair had a popular song about this new time: “When the moon is in the Seventh House And... Read more »
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I long for the good new days

I long for the good new days
So many people write about the good old days and long for them.  Not me.  You can keep the good old days.  Many of them were not so good.  I’m looking forward to the good new days. I remember kids with polio and iron lungs.  They were huge contraptions that helped someone who had lost... Read more »