The selection of Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine to be the vice-presidential nominee last Friday, and the subsequent veritably flawless roll out of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week has set the framework for burying the “stupid white male pig” chauvinist fearmongering of the GOP and Donald Trump. […]
Poor William Kristol, quoted at the outset of the Republican National Convention this week by Ben Terris in the Washington...
The high road, and the low road. Civilizations have always been saved by leaders who’ve chosen the former route, and...
Last month, Randell Mills, the founder, and CEO of New Jersey’s Brilliant Light Power, put on another of his infrequent...
(Anybody remember that Karl Rove set up a private e-mail account in the George W. Bush White House under the domain name “gwb43.com,” from which he purged 22 million e-mails in 2007 at the height of the Valerie Plame scandal? Jon Ponder tells the story in the online Pensito Review.) […]Read more ›
I was moved and inspired last week by my colleagues – starting with the great civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis – who had the tenacity and creativity to launch a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on solutions to gun violence. In […]Read more ›
This has been a period of much enlarged news and commentary coverage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S., as it has been an unusual confluence of Gay Pride month, with mass and colorful parades and festivals in major U.S. cities, President Obama’s declaration of the […]Read more ›
In the wake of the Orlando massacre of 49 people (so far) in the early hours of June 12. parameters of the hopes and cautions of the imperfect movement for human liberation on this planet are drawn in stark relief. On the one hand, images of the Pulse nightclub in […]Read more ›
When I awoke at 6 a.m. EDT Sunday, according to habit I checked my smart phone for email or Facebook updates, and that’s when I was first informed about the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. I jumped up, turned on CNN and was transfixed for the next […]Read more ›
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Attesting to the former, it takes some reflection, perhaps, to appreciate the significance of the presumptive nomination of a woman as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. […]Read more ›