Steve Jobs death has prompted an outpouring of thoughts, tributes and hagiographies, placing selected elements and personality traits into a new mythology, and giving his death more significance than Presidents, Popes and movie stars.  What has become clear to me, watching the outpou… Read full post »

 Osama Bin-Laden was killed last night by an elite team of American commandos acting on kill orders.  While the entire country seems to be cheering deliriously, and Obama gets on TV to proclaim that “justice has been done,” I would like to take a moment to reflect on what is act… Read full post »

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APRIL 13, 2011 2:08PM

An Apology to President Bush

Dear President George W. Bush,

I owe you an apology.  I said some pretty mean things in the heat of your Presidency, and now that I’ve had some time to cool off, I want to tell you that I’m sorry and how much I’ve changed.  I called you “the… Read full post »

JANUARY 17, 2011 9:19PM

Eisenhower and King Today

Fifty years ago today, on January 17, 1961, President Eisenhower gave a farewell address marking the end of his Presidency.   The speech is best-known for introducing the term “military-industrial complex†to America, but is remarkable in many other respects.  Consider that Eisenhower, a Republ… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 8, 2010 12:39PM

Wikileaks: Speak Up Now (or Forever Hold Your Peace)

In Post 9/11 America, the United States took a dramatic turn away from the principles of law that have guided western civilization for the past several centuries.  Fundamental notions of due process, habeus corpus, trial by jury, and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, have bee… Read full post »

There’s a frenzy of messages out right now trying to shape public opinion and get you to view the health care bill as a huge victory not only for Obama and Democratic party, but for all Americans. Like me, you probably are crushingly disappointed in

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DECEMBER 15, 2009 7:23PM

The Kabuki Theater of Health Reform

Senator Joe Lieberman has refused to support Healthcare reform in the Senate if it includes any provision that actually reforms healthcare.  Cue the outpouring of liberal grief…  and then the resigned helplessness of better-this-watered-down-bill-than-nothing that will inevitably fol… Read full post »

President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress are abandoning their party’s base.  The media is busy congratulating them, and the base is patiently watching the strategy unfold and letting them get away with it.

President Obama is reversing himself on civil liberties, he is failing… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 15, 2008 2:13AM

Why I'm Glad Prop 8 Passed

The passage of proposition 8 in California may be the best thing that’s happened to the gay community in a long, long time. Since last week, I have seen friends and acquaintances transformed, outraged, angry, and determined to do something about the injustice we have suffered and to try to chan… Read full post »