On a holiday weekend in Chicago the casualty count grows fast. According to the Chicago Tribune 40 people had been shot in the city by this morning.1 This seems like an ironic way to honor veterans who met similar fates while serving their country instead of battling over drug turf and pocket change, but it is emblematic of the values our politics has helped encourage.… Finish the story
Does voting harm the African American community? Is it a waste of time? The black vote is treasured as an entitlement by Democrats who offer hope for change in election after election, but the outlook for low-income, undereducated African Americans is not improving. Does this mean that the black vote selects the wrong candidates, or have we reached the point that black America is so valuable as a political problem that can never be fixed that the vote drifts to opportunists who do more harm than good?… Finish the story
The worst Obama orders have one terrible thing in common. They use the best things about us to force us to do something we don’t have a say in and can’t stop. Two new orders epitomize how our values can be twisted to do harm.
Why Americans are so unfair
It’s fair to say that Americans don’t support discrimination.… Finish the story
It took Donald Trump to show how doubters, cowards, and appeasers control the dialogue of our war on terror. Even conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron took a turn throwing a few potshots at Trump’s supposedly anti-Muslim comments.
We can cut Cameron a little slack. His Islamic problem is a lot bigger than ours and the UK is much closer to the action.… Finish the story
We don’t need another bad president. Bad presidents cause problems. They are hard to control. Often they want to stick around after one term. We have to waste time and money fixing their mistakes and dealing with the irresponsible things their advisors do. What America really needs is a queen and a royal family, not a president.… Finish the story
America is getting old fast. Too fast. The most recent estimate puts the 65 and older crowd at 44.7 million.1 That number is on track to more than double to 98.2 million by 2060.2 Too many planning to hang up the working life have to ask a question that will decide whether the rest of their years will be spent in happy relaxation or greeting customers at the local discount store: how do I retire with no money?… Finish the story
Making America great doesn’t mean what it used to. These three words remember a time and place that vanished years ago, one that no longer has a lot of relevance to Republican voters the party is trying to win over with pleas to traditional values. The problem is that Republicans don’t understand traditional values in the way they like to think of them any more than they can fathom how Barack Obama so effortlessly changed America’s political landscape.… Finish the story