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?

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A lesson for America – and an inspiration

Some institutions still work in America.  They should inspire us, and their example copied.  As seen in this excerpt from "A Tragedy of Errors, and an Accounting", Peggy Noonan, op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, 6 March 2009.  No nation is finished when it has institutions that operate like this, with senior people taking responsibility … Continue reading A lesson for America – and an inspiration

Why McCain will lose the election

I believe McCain will lose to Obama for two reasons. First, many Republicans do not like him -- and vice versa.  I cannot recall another Presidential candidate so out of synch with his Party's base. Second, he does not want the job with the intensity necessary to win this most intense of personal contests.  The way … Continue reading Why McCain will lose the election

American history changes direction as the baton passes between our political parties

In 1932 the baton passed to the Democratic Party.  Over time the Republicans regenerated, and in 1968 we returned to a two-party system.  In 1980 it passed to the Republican Party.  Over time the Democratic Party rebuilt itself, and in 1992 we returned to a two-party system.  Now the Democratic Party prepares to take the … Continue reading American history changes direction as the baton passes between our political parties