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[6 Nov 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
The Political Bell Tolls for Our Youth

“ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee…”—-John Donne
Yesterday Rich and I visited my daughter and her family on Ohio. They are young couple in their early thirties; they have two beautiful young daughters, and bought a home five years ago. My daughter and her husband are college graduates, and both are doing quite well in their respective careers. They have done everything right, according to the American Dream. But they have questions and more than a little trepidation about what the future holds for them. And …

Politics &raquo

[26 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Super Committee Reflects America’s Deep Divisions

As we all can so clearly recall, a disgraceful show of Republican partisanship and recalcitrance last August  nearly brought the country to the point of  financial default.  A last minute deal was reached between moderate Republicans  and Democrats that forced the Obama Administration to agree to deep cuts in domestic spending with no increases in revenues.  At that time  a large contingent of Congressional Tea Party adherents voted against any increase at all in the debt limit ceiling, preferring the near-total collapse of America’s social safety net to a higher …

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[16 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
OWS in Pittsburgh: Diverse and Peaceful

Cliche’s become cliche’s because they are true, so if a picture paints a thousand words, the photo here tells you that Occupy Wall Street in Pittsburgh was comprised of people who felt the need to be heard. From diverse ages and backgrounds they came, and they all had something to say. This crossed Party lines and went straight to the hearts and minds of those who are feeling disheartened and disenfranchised.
There were men dressed in business suits, possibly now worn only to a rally because their jobs have been lost. …

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