Monthly Archives: August 2016

Today’s public square: real & imagined mix freely in timeless drift, plus Trump’s illogical comments on Weiner

What can be more irritating than to see a news story that’s a week or month or even a year old appear on Google News, Yahoo! News or your Facebook feed? What’s worse is when days after it was originally

To paraphrase Elvis Costello, what’s so funny about liberty, equality & fraternity?

Since the revolution of 1789, the national motto of France has been “Liberté, égalité, fraternité,” which translated into English and updated to remove any sexism translates to “Liberty, equality, solidarity.” French beach towns are making a mockery of all three

Emails reveal no conflicts of interest between Clinton State Department & Foundation. Controversy reveals double standard

As an owner of a small business I have been on both sides of requests for access similar to those at the center of the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State.  Anytime my company needs to make

Instead of doing push-ups, supporters of veterans should organize against war or staff suicide prevention lines

I first learned about the 22 push-up challenge on Facebook. Several of my 2,300+ Facebook friends are doing 22 push-ups a day for 22 days to commemorate the fact that 22 veterans commit suicide every day. The idea is to

Shocking revelations in Clintons’ tax returns: Hillary is honest & believes in paying her fair share

No wonder Republicans are so afraid of Hillary Clinton that they continue to hitch their wagon to the exploding death star known as Donald Trump. The Clintons made $10 million last year, which definitely makes them one-percenters, just like all

Just when we thought Trump could sink no lower, he calls for assassination of his opponent as if America were Chile or Iran

To walk something back is a recent expression to the American lexicon which refers to the quibbling and prevaricating political candidates or elected officials do to show that they didn’t really mean to make a controversial remark that has sunk

My Jewish Currents article on “The Great Exception” sees possibility of another New Deal or Great Society

My recent in-depth reading of Jefferson Cowie’s The Great Exception has made me more confident about the future of social democracy in the United States than I have been in many a moon.  You can find my article on the

Hiroshima Day reminds us to tell all elected officials to vote against developing a new generation of nuclear weapons

There’s good news and bad news for those who want to end the existence of nuclear weapons in the United States and throughout the world. The good news is that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is reaching the end of its