It’s always helpful to get an outsider’s perspective on a situation you’re bogged down in. They can often see the forest for the trees when you can’t.A recent editorial in the British newsweekly The Economist (World Economy: Sticky Patch or Meltdown?) did just that. I was especially struck by these words near the end of the … Continue reading I’m disgusted
I don’t usually title my blog posts with a dedication, but it feels right to me right now.I’ve just finished watching the President's news conference on CSPAN. (Remember when I wrote about listening to more than just the sound bites? Well, I’ve taken that lesson to heart.)I’m not going to write a lot today. I’m simply … Continue reading For Irwin and Susan
Two friends wrote me yesterday about Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times (“Why is he Bi? (Sigh)”). I suspect it tapped in to the frustration they and many Democrats are feeling about what they consider insufficient movement on the liberal agenda.Dowd writes,” Our president likes to be on both sides at once,” and … Continue reading What’s wrong with bi?
We had dinner out last night so I wasn’t home to watch the President’s speech on Afghanistan. Taped it, but got home too late to watch. Turned on TV when I got up this morning to see what the pundits were saying. Got the numbers (10,000 troops out by the end of this year; 23,000 … Continue reading More than just the numbers
Thanks to those readers who have expressed interest in helping with tuition for Erika Ramirez's Junior Statesmen of America Summer School in Princeton. Please note there was a typo in the zipcode of the address to which contributions should be sent. It should be:The Junior Statesmen Foundation Inc.The Junior State of America1600 K St. NW, … Continue reading JSA Address Correction
A letter to the editor in the June 8th Naples Daily News really impressed me:Dear editorI am currently a student at Naples High, as a junior I am looking forward to my coming senior year and making the transition into college. Since I arrived in this country at the age of five, my parents instilled … Continue reading Mean-spirited Neapolitans
A friend emailed me shortly after President Obama’s important speech about the Middle East last month:Have been receiving only negative reaction to Obama's recent speech suggesting Israel give consideration to reverting to pre '67 borders in their negotiations. Seems absurd to me given that would leave Israel mostly indefensible. What is going on with Obama? … Continue reading The Israel debate