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Plenty fear, little trust

We have many things to be concerned about, we fear what might happen next, we worry in a generalized, somewhat unfocused way.  From job insecurity which now insists itself into…

Is God big enough?

The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in God, the capitalized version; God Almighty, Jehova, Yahwey, Allah, or any variation on the Abrahamic names for the ultimate power. There are divisions…

The real treason

To the extent that each of us harbors, consents to or encourages self-centeredness, greed, selfishness, or other manifestation of pretending we are alone and can do as we want, we…

Quit the whining, we need radical action

So many complaints, so much hand wringing, and so many cries of "socialism", "sell out" and "government taking over."  The problem I have with President Obama is not that he…

We need to raise taxes

Yes, I really mean that those of us who have an income above subsistence level need to up the ante.  Most state governments, most notably my state of California, are…

No, apparently we can’t

Congress has begun to demonstrate that it just doesn’t get it. The wave of hope, some might say desperation, that put Barrack Obama in the White House, is being routinely…

Majority rule has its limits

Now that Sen. Arlen Specter has prudently jumped off the sinking GOP ship, and with the apparent victory of Al Franken in Minnesota, the Democrats will have a filibuster-proof majority…

A prescription

America needs some drug therapy. There, I said another of those unspeakable truths. I am not talking about more prescription drugs, we take way too many of them already thanks…

Is Israel off limits?

 It has long been the case that anyone who dares criticize the policies of Israel or those of the United States toward it is immediately branded anti-semetic or worse. We…

Too big to fail

It has become crystal clear to all but a few die hard libertarians and cynical politicians that we are all going to sink together unless government stakes the future of…