Category Archives: Current Events

WHAT HEARTLESSNESS LOOKS LIKE

TweetAfter my father died, and after the public services, a couple who I am friendly with but not close to, called to express their condolences. The man did so quite generously, and then handed the phone to his wife. “I’m

I HAVE A DREAM

TweetMartin Luther King taught us to dream beyond the cruelties of this world, to reach past the limitations invented by small-minded people. He taught us to keep our eyes on the mountain-top and believe we could get there. In honor

ARE YOU SCARED YET?

TweetIf you’re an American citizen and are not yet frightened about the future of our country, then — I’m sorry — but I think something is wrong with you. The President of the United States is, by all accounts, beside

THE WORLD BEFORE

TweetIt sounds so quaint now, almost like a piece of fantasy, that there was once a time in this country when kids went to school without ever imagining that someone would burst in with a gun and start shooting. Because

THE TRAITOR IN CHIEF

TweetYou know things are bad when you can find some positive things to say about Richard Nixon in comparison  to the current president. But that’s where I, and many others, are at. Richard Nixon, despite his now infamous claim that

THE MAD KING TRUMP

TweetBehind the walls of the white castle, with sharpshooters poised on the roof and armed guards patrolling the grounds to quickly dispense with dangers from the outside, murmurs echo through the hallways and stairwells: “How is he today?” “Do we

THE DARKEST DAY

TweetToday marks the Winter Solstice — the shortest day and the longest night of the year. More darkness than light. It seems fitting, metaphorically speaking, for the day after Trump and his merry henchmen rammed through a tax bill that

HOW TO DESTROY A COUNTRY IN 5 EASY STEPS

TweetAs it turns out, it’s not that hard to ruin a nation.  Here’s Donald Trump’s recipe: Keep repeating lies so often, with conviction and purpose, as if they are truths, until people start forgetting what the truth looks like. Until

DONALD TRUMP’S TRAIL OF TEARS

TweetIn 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. Getting rid of the Indians had long been on his agenda. As an Army General, he had brutally forced Indians off their land because white men wanted it. As president,

TRUMP’S SCORCHED EARTH

TweetIn case anyone was optimistic enough to think that Donald Trump couldn’t go any lower, his latest salvo will dispel that notion. He has now thrown out President Obama’s 21014 ban on bringing elephant “souvenirs” — meaning body parts —

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