Scars and Stripes: The Boston Bombing Unfurled
Boston has always maintained a sense of autonomy. Annexed by America’s epic battles for self-governance, the city remains an industriousness co-mingling of old and new world identity. Gem of the sea Irish pride still pervades Southie, while Dorchester, as distant from rice fields wide enough for a flock of storks to spread their wings across, is home to a new generation of Vietnamese émigrés. On | Read More »
URGENT: Last few hours to stop the Boehner Tax Hike
Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on a major tax increase. This disastrous idea is being pushed by Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor and will do nothing other than put Republicans on record supporting tax increases that should be the sole responsibility of President Obama. Fortunately, groups like Club for Growth and Heritage Action for America are opposing the bill.The | Read More »
Tags: "Joe Wilson"
, John Boehner
, Tim Scott
, Walter Jones
Strategery, or principle: Can there be a balance?
The struggle I am having right now – and no doubt many of you who think my half-pence worth a nickel – is finding the right balance, where and if compromise is acceptable and necessary. If you hadn’t figured it out, I’m talking about faith and politics; specifically, Christianity and involvement in our government and political system at any and all levels. Actually it’s a | Read More »
, Chris Christie
, Christine O'Donnell
, Louisiana Purchase
, tea party
Slavery’s half truths made whole
There are many things which we learn about regarding slavery which are true: It was legal to own a slave in some of the States. Many of our Founders owned slaves. Many slaves were treated poorly to say the least. Slavery was and is in direct conflict with everything that United States of America represents. There is much however that we do not learn which | Read More »
Racist? Uh, no.
Well, I knew it would happen, but I still am an idealist. I thought that perhaps, in our tolerant transparent America we could go through the hearings for a nominee for Supreme Court without cries of racism. But once again I am disappointed. So I guess I need to address this issue, since I have been called a racist (and a bit worse) for questioning | Read More »