If you are old enough to remember Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy then you are old enough to know better. Any cursory review of history focusing on America in the early to min-fifties should make one think. Are we trying to relive that page of one of our least proud historical moments? A time when America, … More McCarthyism Is Alive And Well Living In Washington
He couldn’t stay for dinner. The young husband and father had to be off to work an evening shift. His wife and daughter stayed to eat a meal provided by a group which helps homeless families. There were others at the table in a similar predicament. Working people who lose a job and desperately try … More Not So Invisible People
America 1967 saw civil rights marches, some displayed on the evening news how brutal the fight against racial discrimination had become. The headlines on racial issues diminished, not because the problem was eliminated, but because protests against the Vietnam War had come to the fore front. Many white people viewed the civil rights movement as … More Looking For America
After reading numerous letters to the editor in support of President Trump and some legislators, I ask myself do these people personally know Mr Trump and their legislators? The letters generally don’t question policies but rather are more personal. Letters that state these people are doing a great job. They are helping people as they … More People Not Politics
The recent suicide bombing in England was devastating and despicable. Isis or whatever name we give to this hate group, those who commit such acts of terrorism should all be sent to the depths of hell. Apparently the mostly young people who carry out these suicide attacks are persons who become “radicalized.” My understanding is … More Down With the Internet
Security yes, but remember we “allow” personal searches by TSA, ICE etc. The government and these agencies must respect that agreement between the citizens and the government. Act like you work for the American people, respect our rights as we acknowledge your responsibility. You are all engaged in these activities to serve the public by … More The Alphabet Soup of Security
Latin was taught in high school not so many years ago. In fact two years of such study was standard. What did we learn and who cares? The study of Latin was in fact helpful throughout my life from language studies to the history of World War II and how the Roman legions provided a … More Remind Me Again, How Did Rome Fall?
This was posted in March of 2017. It seems more relevant now. Calling for a wall that essentially has minimal or no purpose because it was a campaign pledge is ridiculous at best. The campaign promise included how the wall would be paid for. Forcing American workers to suffer economic hardship and harming our economy … More A Tale Of Three Walls
Labels are almost a national sport. Some of us are baby boomers, others millennials, etc. The labels then become a means to pigeon-hole groups. Almost an explanation or justification for a behavior by people. He or she did this or do that because their gen X’s or whatever. Some of these categories refer to persons … More Is Anyone Hearing The Millennials?
No time for anger was a blog posted on December 16, 2016. The attitude conveyed was that maximum engagement in the political process should be the course for people to pursue in objecting to Mr. Trump’s policies. This is a time for active participation but not anger. Working to inform people and help all to … More How Wrong Was I?