Summary: Understanding our time requires information, which the info superhighway delivers in excess, but also the much rarer perspective. Here are excerpts from four essays by keen observers that reveal much about today's America. One from the Right, one from the Left, a Liberal, and a Conservative. Each tells us something. Perhaps most important, that Liberals … Continue reading Four views of America (Left & Right) showing that we’re ripe for realignment
Summary: Here is the video and transcript of a revealing discussion at yesterday's Senate hearing about climate change. It shows in miniature how the debate about public policy to fight climate change has become gridlocked. Hearing by the Senate Commerce Committee: "Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate Over the Magnitude of the … Continue reading Yesterday’s Senate hearing shows why climate policy has gridlocked
Summary: America remains locked in a battle between Left and Right. Each fights to protect the Constitution -- or the pieces of it they value. Neither cares for the it as other than a tool to advance their interests. The Constitution, torn between them, slowly withers. The American people mildly, intermittently cheer both sides -- … Continue reading Should we thank the Court as it rescues us from our bad laws? Or just bow?