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 initiation. What is it with these men? Not only cannot keep it in their pants, they are just plain stupid thinking they will keep their behavior secret.
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 it was Harry Truman who opened a new front in the revolution when he claimed the authority to start a war without the consent of Congress.
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. You know, one of “whiney”, “illegal” and most certainly “improper” animals that are ravaging our planet. And most certainly do not make any mistakes or misstatements if you run for public office.
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 are largely in the south and west and they especially are facing daunting challenges as they mimic the density of their eastern brethren.
As the Presidential campaign takes shape those still awake will remark at the ability of the two presumptive nominees to “nuance”, “refine” and “modify” the very positions and principles that attracted interest to them in the first place. Both Senators Obama and McCain claim they are agents of change. Seems that some of that change is falling to the ground.
Income inequality is killing us — literally. The gap in wealth and income between the upper 2% of the population and the middle and lower 80% is larger today than at any time since the 1920’s. The sagging economy of today is a disaster for millions of hard working Americans. It is a distant curiosity to the few who earn as much as $3.7 billion dollars this year. Do you know who is paying that salary? You are. You are being robbed.