Nothing speaks to rabid self-interest like the bad policy decisions made by those in possession of the public trust. Americans are increasingly being asked to deny our own self-interest and to pay for the self-interest of others, a sign that U.S.
The holiday season means being beaten over the head with reminders to offer up thanks for how good we’ve got it. That gets old before the Thanksgiving leftovers spoil, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t some things we should be grateful for.
We choose some unfortunate role models. While doctors risk their lives trying to stop a very scary epidemic on the other side of the globe, we are trying to figure out what to make of some scary domestic abuse from sport figures someone decided should be our heroes.
Have you stopped being a racist yet? I never thought I had a problem with racism. Most of us probably don’t. What we think and do doesn’t always make a difference, though. Sometimes we are wrongly blamed for things because we are in the wrong place at the wrong time, like America in the age of Obama.
Could there be a more cynical, anti-American political maneuver than the election year release of a massive report on torture going back to the Bush presidency? The charade is being overseen by California Senator Dianne Feinstein who, ironically, chairs a committee on intelligence.