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The Mortgage crisis

Ever fond of escalating every problem into a crisis, the press has declared one with regard to the rapid increase in foreclosures and home loan defaults. The president has weighed…

I challenge you

It is my opinion that Americans complain too much and do too little about their own life in general and about politics specifically. It is understandable why we complain…

Dennis Kucinich for President

This is a call to arms for Democrats, those of you who know our country is headed down the toilet and who hope to see a pulse in their party’s…

America the fearful

“All we have to fear, is fear itself” enjoined President Roosevelt in the face of truly fearsome circumstances. Ever since politicians have worked hard at building a deep reservoir of…

The Sex game

It is becoming increasingly clear that all the preaching of “family values” that has provided the votes necessary to send this nation into a Constitutional crisis were just a cover…

The American dream is a fantasy

As we pause this week to observe the founding of our nation it may not be out of place to point out that “America” is more of a dream than…

Our 6th rate health care system

46 million Americans have no health care at all. Most of us still receive health insurance through our employer, and most have seen sharp increases in premiums, deductibles and the…

Do we need “gay pride” anymore?

It is Gay Pride season in most American cities so there will be parades, celebrations, observances, marathon bike rides and other events designed to heighten the awareness of what critics…

That elusive kernel of truth

The most elusive kernel of truth is that in the other person’s point of view. It hides behind all those things that are horribly wrong, misshapen and downright evil that…

The best investment in reducing human impact on the climate

Whether you agree with the vast majority of scientists who say human activity is having a profound and possibly disastrous effect on global climate change or not, it is beyond…