An American…or something… at heart

I want you to root for me. That’s the admonition Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric’s CEO, gave to 60 Minutes Leslie Stahl. Immelt is in the news because Obama appointed him to lead the task force addressing the job crisis in America. His new title? Job Czar. Unemployment hasn’t been this bad for this long since [Read More...]

Ranters without a cause

I love a good sit-in. Or protest. I’m a child of the 60s, after all. Sandwiched by age between the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War demonstrations, I was far too young and incapable of driving myself to Selma or Woodstock. So I’ve always retained a bit of marching envy for those who did [Read More...]

God does not love America

The letter was titled: How is God blessing America. It came from one of those conservative religious organizations that relies upon the compassion of good-hearted God-fearing folks. The head of this particular group, Pat Robertson, often makes references to the “messages” he’s heard from God. Usually, those messages have something to do with some moral [Read More...]


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