Unarmed But Not Unharmed

An unarmed black teen is gunned down in Ferguson and now protesters face a militarized police force keeping the peace with instruments of war. Civilians shudder as the Israel/Hamas conflict smolders...Read more

The Long Road From Cease To Peace

After weeks of casualties and clashes, rocket fire and ratcheted-up rhetoric, Israel and Hamas have an uneasy ceasefire, but even without fire, the flames still burn. After months of inaction and...Read more

Lofty Pursuits or Petty Lawsuits

The House Republicans could be pursuing solutions to the migrant youth at the border or sensible answers to our energy problems, but instead are focused on suing the President. The GOP could have a...Read more

The Bombs Bursting in Err

At first, it seemed it must be an accident -- why would rebels shoot down a passenger flight sending hundreds of families into mourning and shocking the international community? We want Israel and...Read more

Human Rights. Human Wrongs.

Many residents of Detroit may have their water shut off. No matter how broken the city or broke the residents, can't we keep a little hope, and a little water, running, or will we really deny them...Read more

Border Issues and Broader Issues

The crisis of tens of thousands of childrenfrom Central America crossing the US border isn't isolated, nor only about immigrationbut about how we act compassionately as a nation. The explosion of the...Read more

The Justices Could Use a New Hobby

The Supreme Court ruled against women, reproductive health, family planning and science, deciding the rights corporations count more. The Justices set a precedent for companies to seek religious...Read more

From Mississippi to Iraq, Opposites Attract

In a unanimous decision on cell phone privacy, the often-divided Supreme Court pulled together.To address Iraq's insurgency and uncertainty, the US and Iran may actually have to communicate. To save...Read more

Iraq Hacks Are Back

A broken, bleeding Iraq worsens daily, the citizens of Baghdad live in fear and the Bush-Cheney gang reappears declaring this proves their way was right. "Mission Accomplished" made a mess we couldn'...Read more

What the Right-Wing Won't, Dems Don't & Cantor Can't

 bergdahl, cantor, Drinking Liberally, elections, extremists

Iraq can't contain the extremist elements that have now taken control of Mosul. America can't control the extremist elements that cause terror, opening fire at our schools. Right-wingers can't stop...Read more

When Can We Start Regulating Hot Air?

Afghanistan, carbon, climate change, coal, Drinking Liberally

The President finally gets serious about the climate and some Democrats retreat, claiming it will cost jobs, really meaning they are scared for their own jobs. Republicans clamor for the return of a...Read more

Through the Looking Glass, but Far From Wonderland

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In Egypt, the new President about to be elected led the ouster of the last elected President who followed the ouster of the prior President, who had previously been a military commander. In Santa...Read more

If We Wanted a Bush White House, We'd Have Elected Jeb

 Bush, corruptions, deportation, drilling

An administration is issuing a memo to assure us that assassination is legal because it was called target killing. A scandal of misconduct at VA hospitals reveals that despite pro-veteran rhetoric...Read more

Feckless Mining, Reckless Undermining

Republicans mine for votes, infrastructure investment, The NSA mined for data

As Republicans mine for votes, their focus on undermining the President prohibits progress on national priorities from job creation to infrastructure investment. The NSA mined for data so...Read more

Enough Global Climate Change, How About Political Climate Change?

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news

Reports are conclusive about climate change and the President is taking and urging new actions, but denials and distractions will stall progress until there's a change in the climate in Washington...Read more

Gases and Gasbags

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The Supreme Court has upheld the ability of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases. Will the President uphold his responsibility to offer more action and less hot air on this issue? Oklahoma has...Read more

Will April Stand-Offs Bring May Hand-Offs?

climate change, inequality, unemployment, Russia and Ukraine conflict

Ignoring climate change, inequality and unemployment, America has focused on a showdown with a Nevada rancher, which now transforms from news story to GOP talking point for this year's midterms and...Read more

Tea Party Pharaohs and Right-Wing Romans

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At Passover, we tell the story of a Pharaoh who was inhospitable to strangers in his land. In America today, it's Tea Party that attacks anyone in favor of sensible immigration reform. Over Easter,...Read more

Maybe Obama Should Take Up Painting

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The left criticizes Obama over NSA surveillance, lack of action on climate change and immigration, and being too conciliatory with the big banks. The right attacks him over expanding healthcare,...Read more

Seven Million - Check. Untold Millions - Unchecked.

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news

The healthcare push led to 7 million sign-ups, surpassing the Administration's targets, and giving a boost to this new program, while getting more Americans covered. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court...Read more