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Posts Categorized: Democracy

Time to Clean Up Congress?

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  The dome of the U.S. Capitol is undergoing restoration because it is suffering from rust damage. How symbolic is that?

Time for a 30% Club in Congress

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  Every time I hear that conservative complaint, “Government is the problem,” I think, “Well, you created it, gentlemen.”

“Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie”

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  Carrying a sign that said “Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie” (I am not Charlie) might provoke the question, “Why?” Then the discussion could begin.  

What’s Wrong with American Politics?

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  The moral absolute should be: if and when, in any dispute, one side initiates the use of physical force, that side is wrong–and no consideration or discussion of the issues is necessary or appropriate. Ayn Rand

Dreadnoughtus Speaks

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  It’s interesting how an image can suddenly become the clarifying symbol of an unrelated problem.

The Age of Hillary

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   Her wings are clipped, and it is found deplorable that she cannot fly. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

Monica and Hillary Again

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  I know of two women who really need a break from each other–Monica Lewinsky and Hillary Clinton. I kind of hope they get it.  

Excessive Force in Albuquerque

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  In the new reality for police in the United States, every Tom, Juan, Dick and Harry is arming up.