Month: December 2008

OBAMA’S CIVIL WAR

When Abraham Lincoln assumed the presidency in 1860, a divided America was his world and facing that division the calling of his life. When Barack Obama assumes the presidency, his world will be, the world. Whether you like him or…

NEGLECT, THE REAL REAGAN LEGACY

This morning’s news was filled with graphic video images of people being rescued as thousands of gallons of water rushed around their stranded cars. The culprit was a fifty year-old water main that had finally given way- something that should…

DEFINING “DIVERSITY”

It’s part of the transition ritual that people on all sides of the political spectrum try to read the tea leaves around a president-elect to see how he will compare with the campaigner. Few anticipated that George W. Bush would…

THE GIFT OF CAROLINE

It’s appalling to see comparisons being made in the press today between Caroline Kennedy and Sarah Palin with regard to “readiness” to serve in elected government. That is like comparing Bill Cosby and Mike Tyson for readiness to babysit your…

THE WORLD DODGES A BULLET

The world dodged a bullet yesterday when an angry young Iraqi reporter expressed the feelings so many felt around the world when he threw his shoes at President Bush during a surprise farewell visit. Bush has not only come to…

OBAMA’S WEB HUBBLE PROBLEM

One of the most amazing things about the extraordinary Barack Obama is that he was able to maneuver his way through the notorious cesspool of Chicago politics without getting dirty. Politics is a dirty game to start with, but in…