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To observe the Kent State Shootings, I’m reposting an essay I wrote 2 years ago. The night of May 2, 1970 I was a 17 year-old high school senior, living about 40 minutes east of Kent, OH. One of my … Continue reading
Many of us watched in disgust the ministrations of our lawmakers as they preened, lied, cried, threatened, insulted one another and worst of all, showed their unbridled contempt for America as conservatives promised to shut down its government. The Tea … Continue reading
Republican tongues are wagging over “coarse” language a Democratic colleague used on Florida’s House floor. As sunshine state rep Scott Randolph (D) debated a bill’s provisions to draw union membership fees from Floridian paychecks, he criticized his conservative counterparts by … Continue reading
WASHINGTON- Well, they did it. After threatening for decades, majority House Republicans today passed legislation to deny funds to National Public Radio (NPR). Convening an emergency committee Wednesday to take advantage of a controversy generated by an ambush interview in … Continue reading
Sometimes one knows when it’s time to go. Others overstay their welcome and must be shown to door. Martin Harty ((R-NH), a New England politician, is such a man. Continue reading
Comparing the Japanese Tsunami, a natural disaster, with the BP Oil Spill (a man-made disaster), McConnell deduces, “I don’t think right after a major environmental catastrophe is a very good time to be making American domestic policy. My, how opinions on the right indeed seem to change “with the weather”. Continue reading
Bachmann made the journey to and settlement in colonial America seem like a bit of a “melting pot Carnival Cruise culminating in a rainbow coalition of unity, with all settlers holding hands, singing “Kumbaya”. Continue reading
Okay, enough is enough. Today right wing blow-holes like Eric Cantor are bloviating about how their felonious ambush faux journalist James O’Keefe brought down another so-called bastion of the liberal media, PBS as Vivian Schiller, former President and CEO of … Continue reading
One of my all-time favorites of the period was Spirit, a west-coast band of formidable talent and creativity. Spirit had a decent following, but never matched the financial success of many contemporaries, despite writing some of the decades’ most memorable songs. Today, as I watched the oozing crude billow menacingly in the Gulf Coast, I recalled an old saw by Spirit that’s no less pertinent today than the year it was released. Continue reading