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Extreme makeover — national edition

Current proposals for the government to take on the bad debts of financial institutions and guarantee the investments in mutual funds will bring about the most extreme makeover of our…

Fool me once ……

It is now clear that the Republicans are reverting to the strategy that sold GW Bush to America in selling the sow’s ear candidacy of McCain and Palin. It doesn’t…

The campaign to nowhere

Mea culpa. I am just not very good at this campaign stuff. Those much more adept than I pulled me, along with most of America, into talking about…

When the coattails are a skirt

Well, it turns out for now at least, that I was wrong in my last commentary. It is not Gov. Palin that will withdraw from the race – it was…

Bait and switch?

The selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate was shocking and mystifying. Stunning for its demonstration of bad judgment on the part of McCain, I just could not…

The real change we need

In some ways no matter who gets elected President this fall, nothing seems likely to change in any real sense. The real problems that we face as a nation cannot…

Is this the best we can do?

This seems to be the season for stupid people. So many members of Congress have now been caught flagrante delicto that one wonders if it isn’t a secret club…

Executive privilege run amok

America is several decades into a revolution that has been all but unreported in our press and is never spoken of in Presidential campaigns. Early Presidents dabbled in it but…

The sanitized, sanctimonious States of America

We are a nation that loudly proclaims liberty and freedom yet we are among the least free people on earth when it comes to simply being a human being. …

Hot time, summer in the city

Decades ago the Lovin Spoonful sang of the allure of summer in the city. An overwhelming majority of Americans now live in metropolitan clusters. The newest of these…