Tag Archives: America

The Race To A Vanishing Point

The U.S. plunges the world toward World War III while Americans play on their smart phones and watch bad TV. Continue reading

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United?

What does the ‘united’ in United States of America now stand for? What exactly during these contentious, deeply divisive, tragically troubled times does it mean? Continue reading

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Russia Bad! America Good!

The white hat-black hat characterization of the crisis in the Ukraine and Putin’s role is simplistic and dangerous. Extending it to suggest that Russia’s actions are entirely malevolent and bad, America’s are similarly beneficent and good is a prescription for disaster and possibly World War III. Both America and Russia have done some foolish and deceptive things, as well as positive, constructive things. Time to retire the fairy tales. We are all saints and sinners in the game of international politics. Risking total annihilation of humankind seems like a rather high price to win this year’s Good Fairy Trophy. Continue reading

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National Values 103

In his powerful speech “Where Do We Go From Here?” on August 16, 1967 in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Martin Luther King asked, “Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that’s two-thirds water?” Damn good question. Continue reading

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National Values 102

We often get so caught up in the fighting, name calling, assigning blame, bickering, that we forget that our nation was predicated on some very solid fundamental values, drawn from the Bible, the teachings of great philosophers and legendary teachers, the wisdom of the ages, even drawn from the ministry of Jesus Christ during his short time on Earth. Continue reading

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National Values 101

We need to have an adult conversation about America, what it is and what kind of country we the people want to live in. Continue reading

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100 People

In Japan there is a beautiful story which is taught in schools to elementary students called “100 People”. Continue reading

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Gridlock or Lockstep?

We may be down but we’re not out. Over the next couple weeks, follow a plan that will take any incumbent down who insists that his rich friends with the big check books are more important than you and I. Continue reading

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Dennis Kucinich: Another Victim of Fragging

American politics conducts its own fragging. It shoots its leaders for political reasons. Under the current system, our best, most creative, most talented politicians can be sidelined and marginalized, eliminated altogether. That’s the way it works now. Continue reading

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The Truth Hurts (Those Who Tell It)

As this Truthdig article clearly argues, the land of the free is becoming the land of the mute. Continue reading

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