The evolution of the Republican Party has shaped America during the past fifty years

The evolution of the Republican Party has been one of the great forces shaping American politics since the 1960's -- an amazing transformation from pro-civil rights, isolationism, and fiscal prudence to advocacy of racism, foreign wars, and massive deficits.  Goldwater's decision to vote against the 1964 Civil Rights Act inaugurated the first (a reversal of his … Continue reading The evolution of the Republican Party has shaped America during the past fifty years

The American public is organizing and getting involved! Are we happy now?

Please help me make sense of this.  After writing a few dozen posts about the need for the citizens of America to become more active, it looks like success at last!  Should I be happy? The good news:  more citizen involvement!  Excerpts from these appear at the end of this post. "Remember when protest was patriotic?", … Continue reading The American public is organizing and getting involved! Are we happy now?

Interesting articles you might have missed during the week

The pace of change for the world has accelerated.  Perhaps a glance at these stories can help keep your Orientation current! "Farm-Credit Squeeze May Cut Crops, Spur Food Crisis", Bloomberg, 27 October 2008 "Ryan Says Treasury to Need `Unprecedented' Financing", Bloomberg, 28 October 2008 "U.S. Borrowing Needs to Reach $2 Trillion in 2009", Bloomberg, 30 … Continue reading Interesting articles you might have missed during the week