The Unwelcome Mat

The Unwelcome Mat

Guangzhou by | Nov 20, 2015 | autism, CDC, disabilities, George Orwell, homeless, ISIS, jihad, millennials, Muslims, Obama, Paris, Paul Ryan, refugees, suicide bombers, Syrian refugees, terrorism, xenophobia

   After the mass murder of 129 innocent people in Paris by ISIS terrorists, are you surprised that many countries—including the US—are reluctant to allow Syrian refugees entrance?  Paul Ryan and other conservative politicians are rightly worried about the wolf in...
Is ‘Yes’ a Pipe Dream?

Is ‘Yes’ a Pipe Dream?

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     Is there any way on earth to end government gridlock?  Will it ever be possible for the “No!” party (See “The ‘No!’ Party,” 10/16/15) to plod forward and grapple with the yes-word instead?  Call me crazy, but I wanted to offer a couple of positive suggestions...
Three American Heroes

Three American Heroes

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   After last week’s post (“Religion, Rape and Slavery,” 8/21/15), what could be more uplifting than the story of three young Americans, whose heroic efforts to subdue an armed terrorist saved the lives of  over 500 people aboard a crowded bullet train between...
Overcrowded Prisons – Nightmare Nests

Overcrowded Prisons – Nightmare Nests

       Did you know that America has by far the highest incarceration rate of any Western nation, with 750 humans in jail per 100,000 people?  If that statistic isn’t horrifying enough, consider the fact that over 50% of inmates are in federal prison for drug crimes...

Inaugural Visits

      No, we didn’t drop in on DeBlasio or Obama this past weekend.  More exciting—to us anyway—was our inaugural visit to our son’s new home in Brooklyn. Despite the relentless rain this past Saturday, Henry and I made our first pilgrimage to Crown Heights to visit...

Election Dejection

     Growing up in the ‘60s, I believed being born American was like winning the world lottery.  Our country was the wealthiest, most powerful nation on earth! (Wasn’t it?) Other nations—particularly democratic ones—respected and envied our freedom, our prosperity,...

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