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There is widespread lamentation over the current gridlock in politics. After a quick shot of elation for Democrats – which I wholeheartedly shared in – Washington went back to the status quo. Commentators point out that the same players are […]

It’s worth pausing for a moment to show gratitude to Barack Obama for his decent moral character. Under the most trying conditions he has held the tide against disheartening reactionary opposition.  It took character to do that without descending to […]

The Upside of the Muslim Conflict – It Exists   I’d like to plea for a new mindset toward the Middle East – not a new policy, which only a handful of government officials can set, but a better attitude […]

Looking back, will 2012 turn out to be a tipping point election? It’s a strange quirk of American history that several squeaker elections turned out to signal a major shift. Harry Truman squeaked by in 1948, and no one suspected […]

Now that the dust is settling around the Supreme Court’s decision upholding national health care, it’s possible that the justices saved themselves as well as the Affordable Care Act. Before the decision was rendered, the court’s standing with the public […]

The frustration over social injustice, inspired by Wall Street’s flagrant behavior before and after the calamitous downturn of 2008, strikes me as the most urgent issue facing us right now.  How to get out of the present slump and build […]

What the majority of people need in this country is a financial system that incorporates social justice. In calling it “just capital,” I’m aware that the phrase plays into the hands of free-market true believers. They want just capitalism – […]

The pundits repeat continually that 2012 will be the ugliest presidential campaign in history. The Republicans have no conscience about vilifying opponents, as the record of Swift boating, Willie Horton, and the smearing of war veteran Max Cleland in Georgia […]

The economic news from Europe isn’t good, and for the first time an unthinkable outcome – the dismantling of the Euro Zone – seems to be inevitable. Without knowing what the future holds, an economic downturn doesn’t have to incite […]

This week for the first time in the presidential race, a poll gave Mitt Romney the edge over President Obama (only a tiny one, within the margin of error). One foresees that a simple message may prevail over a complex […]

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