Wed, Nov 28, 2012
I was immediately filled with dread while reading a recent newspaper article about a homeless man who was run over and killed while he slept on the ground at the entrance of the garage door of a local residence.
Even though the story did not contain the dead man’s name, I knew instantly it was Elvis.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012
This encampment was recently dismantled and removed. As they departed the scene of their year-long protest, the last of the protesters promised to continue their struggle with new tactics.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012
The failure of each of the two major candidates for the presidency to address poverty in their appeals for support on Election Day is a bad sign.
Moreover, poverty was not significantly addressed at the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Rather, spokespersons at each convention held forth with varying degrees of coherence and eloquence [...]
Fri, Apr 13, 2012
One of the most wonderful things about presidential campaigns is their capacity to concentrate public awareness of an issue in such an acute manner, that unique opportunities for significant progress can be achieved on a national scale.
Such a moment may have arrived this week in the form of the current controversy engendered by Hilary Rosen’s [...]
Sat, Feb 25, 2012
The Republican Party’s manifest difficulty accepting the final candidates for the upcoming presidential election is revealing.
Most important, it is exposing the raw financial power facilitating the party’s increasingly unsound political and economic approach to domestic and global affairs, not to mention rational thinking and science. The billionaires who are keeping Gingrich and [...]