Gingrich, janitors, the 1%, and you and me

First of all, do yourself a favor and watch this movie: The defining moment during this Republican presidential primary season came for me when Newt Gingrich suggested that school systems get rid of most of their janitors in order to hire students.  It wasn't just what he said, it was the subsequent response and lack … Continue reading Gingrich, janitors, the 1%, and you and me


Where were you (when the world stopped turning)?

Where were you when the world stopped turning? Alan Jackson asked us almost ten years ago.  Now I'm asking you. This week, for obvious reasons, is going to bring back a whole range of memories and emotions. 9/11 has been the seminal event of my lifetime. Close to 3000 people lost their live in one … Continue reading Where were you (when the world stopped turning)?

I have a problem with this

Recently, here in Washington, DC a 92 year old socialite and "Georgetown Hostess" was apparently murdered. She was found dead in her home. Tragic. The lead suspect is her 47 year old husband. The story keeps on getting front page mention in the Washington Post. This will go on for weeks...any new news will be … Continue reading I have a problem with this

RIP Teddy Kennedy

Image via Wikipedia When you're an Irish Catholic growing up in New England in the 1960's and 1970's, you're going to have a certain affinity with the huge Kennedy clan.  And that's true even if you don't fully embrace the politics. While I was too young to remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I … Continue reading RIP Teddy Kennedy

I agree with Roger

Roger Ebert, in his blog post for the Chicago Sun Times, lays it out pretty well as to why we need a public option for health care.. "I"m safe on board.  Pull the life raft up" Sure, the Obama administration and the "progressive" left have been less than honest about key issues such as  costs … Continue reading I agree with Roger

The Gates situation dialogue is failing

Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer for the Washington Post, had an article yesterday entitled "The Race Dialogue We Won't Have".  A worthy read.  Then today's editorial page has longtime Post editor Colbert King's great piece "The Black Man at the Door". The title of the first article signifies the problem with thes entire situation.   … Continue reading The Gates situation dialogue is failing