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In this season of generosity, I'm sure that you get as much joy and deep internal satisfaction as I do just by knowing that we – all of us taxpayers together – contribute day-in and... [read more]
Never have so few done so little for so many. But at last, they're gone – Congress has adjourned for the year.
And what a year it was! A few numbers... [read more]
This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.
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Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.
First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]
Ah, 'tis the season for family, friends, eggnog, chipmunks singing Christmas carols – and all-out, no-mercy, blow-'em-all-to-hell WAR.
Not war like in Afghanistan. No, no – this is the far-right's God-awful... [read more]
Have you ever heard of the rabbit hunter's nightmare? A guy dreams that he and a few of his buddies have fanned out across some brushland to scare-up and shoot a few hares. They kill... [read more]
It's a scary world out there, with global terrorist plotting to kill us.
That's why we must be grateful to the National Security Agency and our Department of Homeland Security.... [read more]
Here's a jarring headline: "Economic Populism Is a Dead End for Democrats."
That's the title on a recent op-ed piece written by a couple of longtime political flacks for Wall... [read more]
We've learned from hard experience that the moral values of corporate chieftains rarely penetrate deeper than the value of their multimillion-dollar pay packages. But shouldn't we expect more from the chieftains of colleges and universities?
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The scandalous saga of the Wall Street bailout continues, for bank regulators are now watering down Congress' pathetically weak reforms.
However, during the past four years, one fellow has shown some... [read more]