In Support of Planned Parethood

February 16, 2017 | No Comments

Demonstrations were held at least 225 Planned Parenthood clinics across the country on Saturday in support of, and against, the organization.

I am Not Your Negro, A Film Review

February 12, 2017 | 3 Comments

Race in America is a tough persistent issue, and we often delude ourselves into thinking that we are progressing toward more inclusiveness and less racism.

Senate Should Confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

February 01, 2017 | No Comments

The Senate should confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court if he is found to be qualified.

Posted in Law, Opinion, Politics

Syrian Refugees Are Like Tornado Survivors

February 01, 2017 | No Comments

A friend, with whom I frequently disagree politically but who has a big heart, shared a saying on Facebook that reads, “Not takin’ Syrian refugees and closin’ our borders isn’t ‘mean’ or ‘heartless.”

 A Letter to our Planet

January 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

With all three branches of our government under the control of the Republican party, it would be easy to feel as we do that we are about to be inundated by a tsunami of decisions that could be alarming for even those of you who live many time zones and oceans away.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

America Unhinged

January 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

They see that Mr. Trump is beholden to nothing – not his party, not our intelligence agencies, not the press, nor the rules of ethics concerning nepotism and other conflicts of interest. He is like an unpredictable wild animal and no one knows quite how to rein him in.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Is Climate Change a Chinese Hoax?

December 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change a Chinese hoax, vowed to dismantle America’s climate and clean energy policies, and appointed climate deniers with ties to the fossil fuel industry to his transition team and Cabinet.

Two-State Solution Delusion

December 23, 2016 | No Comments

A fantasy persists of a Israeli-Palestine peace agreement leading to an independent Palestine state in the land Israel has occupied since the 1967 Mideast War.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Mixed Feelings on Fidel Castro’s Legacy

November 28, 2016 | No Comments

Under Castro, Cuba improved significantly in education, medical care, religious tolerance, and racial relations. However, opponents of normalization with Cuba accuse the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial execution.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

The Fall of the Democratic Party: What Happened and What’s Next?

November 18, 2016 | 8 Comments

Much has been written about the disaffection of likely Democratic voters in the just-held presidential election. But this disaffection began long ago.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

The Painful Side of Democracy

November 10, 2016 | 9 Comments

Just as a broken clock is right twice a day, there are some pronouncements made by Trump that are just plain true. The election was indeed rigged, but it was from within our own electoral process and not from outside forces.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

RIP, GOP

October 15, 2016 | 3 Comments

But nothing trumps Trump when it comes to his horrific bragging of sexual predatory assaults. Making no sense, too many Republicans still straddle the fence over finding his comments abhorrent while still endorsing him. This will be the final nail in their coffin.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Kaepernick and Police Unions Poles Apart on Racism

September 22, 2016 | No Comments

Immediately, critics turned Kaepernick’s protest into disrespect of the flag and of veterans. This, of course, is nonsense. The America flag symbolizes many things and certainly among them is the right and, indeed, the duty to protest injustice.

Posted in Opinion, Politics, Sports

Despite Criticism, Mother Teresa Canonized a Saint

September 06, 2016 | No Comments

While Mother Teresa’s clinics received millions of dollars in donations, their conditions drew criticism from people disturbed by a shortage of medical care and nutrition.

Posted in Opinion, Religion

Kudos to Colin Kaepernick

August 29, 2016 | No Comments

Kaepernick explained his action saying he didn’t want to “show pride” in a country that “oppresses black people and people of color,” citing a number of shootings of black people by white police officers.

Posted in Opinion, Sports