Trying a different way

Trying a different way

Some years ago a friend of mine wrote a book titled “The Seven Last Words of the Church, or, We’ve Never Tried It That Way Before.” ...

January 23rd, 2017 |  


Women’s March on Washington won’t be open to all women

Women’s March on Washington won’t be open to all women

On Saturday, thousands of women are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., and cities across the nation for the Women’s March on Washington.Eve...

January 23rd, 2017 |  


Just another swindle

Just another swindle

Good news, folks — our new president says he’s planning a “tax holiday” for you.Well, not directly for you. Trump’s tril...

January 23rd, 2017 |  


Trump’s foreign policy nominees disagree with him

Trump’s foreign policy nominees disagree with him

Donald Trump’s foreign policy nominees launched a Reassurance Offensive last week, promising Congress — and the rest of us — that th...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Our system comes with no guarantees

Our system comes with no guarantees

There are a lot of dire predictions about our representative democracy out there. We’re just past a presidential election campaign in which cand...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Reviving cash and carry

Reviving cash and carry

It seems to me that with all the scary stuff coming out about how clever and unscrupulous rascals are determined to steal our money, rob us blind, by ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Where Obama went wrong on foreign policy

Where Obama went wrong on foreign policy

On a trip to Manila in 2014, President Barack Obama was pressed by reporters about the “weakness” of his foreign policy, especially in Syr...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Another baby boom may be needed to prevent economic decline

Shortly before Christmas, the US Census Bureau put some coal in the nation’s holiday stocking. It released data highlighting a worrisome trend: ...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Resolved: Mr. Squirrel must go!

Resolved: Mr. Squirrel must go!

Comes now 2017. The Year of the Squirrel, whom you resolve to rid from your yard, your castle, and your bird feeder in the days ahead. Despite your be...

January 12th, 2017 |  


The sore loser syndrome

The sore loser syndrome

It seems to me that, with the start of the new year, this is a time to do a bit of philosophizing - a twenty dollar word for thinking about some princ...

January 11th, 2017 |