It was in the midst of the Civil War that America’s greatest poet, Walt Whitman waxed most eloquent about the importance that America represented for humanity on this planet.
This coming weekend marks the actual 50th anniversary of the famous riots at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City that historians, pathetic revisionist ones and otherwise, mark as the launch of the modern movement for the enfranchisement of gays and lesbians, and a roster that has […]
Next to global warming, the end of our ability to produce ever increasing amounts of oil is one of the most serious developments that humanity faces in this century. Ten years ago, many were concerned that global oil production was about to peak; however, just as oil reached $148 a […]
Trump holds a rally to launch his re-election campaign this week, and CNN and other news networks are “Johnny on the spot” reveling in the entire show the way they did when that behavior was likely the single biggest factor in this sleaze-ball felon winning the election in the first place.
Someday we will no longer be able to extract, at affordable costs, the fuels needed to keep our economies growing. That day may be months, years or decades away, but it will come. How well we are prepared for the peaking of first oil, then natural gas, and finally, coal […]
This is not a new concept in human history. In fact, it involves one of the simplest and most basic strategies used by adversaries of all sizes and shapes, the old notion of “divide and conquer.”
Walt Whitman, D-Day, Stonewall. Huge interrelated inflection points in the progress of our United States of America, our democracy.
Mueller’s bombshell destroyed the coordinated effort by the Trump administration, collaborating Republicans in Congress and Attorney General William Barr to cover up the crimes of the Russians, on the one hand, and their own culpability in glossing over those crimes, on the other.
That’s how I prefer to look at prospects for the Game of the Real World 2019, too, in which we are, for better or worse, far from our final episode. Ironically, it was the very real Abraham Lincoln who invoked one of my favorite sayings, “You are just about as happy as you make up your mind to be.
Comey crushed Trump in his remarks, which were clear, measured and straightforward, making the case that an amoral person with “corrupt intent” like Trump should not be leading this country.