I think it’s fair to say we all could have done better over the last few hours or last few days in dealing with this situation. — Raz Shah, Assistant Press Secretary, 8 FEB 2018 I think that is the first time I have heard this administration admit a mistake. –Yameesh Alcindor, National Public Radio […]
We are in uncharted territory, in the land of shiny objects. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. — Martin Luther King Without Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange is just another fringe actor who resents what he sees as American hegemonic hubris. — P.J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State, 2009 -2011 […]
Dispatches from Wolf Country — Old Men Yelling at Clouds The process of election affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may […]
Take a little bitty town elect a mayor of the little bitty town A square little man to make it go around squares make the world go round Pick out a state elect a governor of the state A square little man to make it go around squares make the world go round (Hey) squares […]
Makes iron-arsed old Irish guys from upstate like me tear up Frenetic activity and absurd levels of impossible expectation The Bits of Sadness, Madness and Joy Remain As an Irish-American Non-believing and Non-believing Catholic, I have had a changing relationship with Christmas. I suppose it was baby-boomer child prosperity that caused us all to have […]
Let them ask What would Lee do? Kind of a dicey relationship with politics Don’t treat Alabama folks like they’re stupid! “Wondering what it’s coming to and how it got this far”–Guy Clark, Texas 1947 We’re here of course because Alabama has had kind of a dicey relationship with politics in recent decades. Luther […]
What force or guile could not subdue Thro’ many warlike ages, Is wrought now by a coward few For hireling traitor’s wages. The English steel we could disdain, Secure in valour’s station. But English gold has been our bane: Sic a parcel of rogues in a nation! But, pith and power, till my last hour, […]
Having written a number of books over the years, I was asked to write a review of a new book written by Howard L. Hibbard, who having volunteered to serve in Vietnam, came home like many of us, to countrymen who turned their backs on those who answered the call to duty. Whether the call […]
Word Press asked, “What’s on your mind” this Black Friday morning?Two things, really: The wealth of premier league Rugby this weekend; and, oddly enough, the intersection between someone who probably have should been nominated as Poet Laureate and a recovering Republican Congressman who’s marrying a blonde, Democratic policy wonk — Maya Angelou and Joe Scarborough. […]
Anybody else got gallows humor thought about that coffee cup? We always figured that the presidents — from Washington to Obama — had a pretty good idea of what they were supposed to be doing and would try to do it. This guy? Not so much. No unifying theme except his ego, insecurity, greed, and pathological […]
The United States is the greatest country on earth. It didn’t just happen by accident. The Founding Fathers created an entirely different form of government that historians have deemed was “an experiment”. When America declared its independence from the English Crown by the submission of The Declaration of Independence, the type of government the citizens […]
Reagan, his sane advisers and possibly Nancy’s astrologer became concerned… Rising tide might lift all boats, but not all boats rise at the same rate I remember waiting for my wife to get out of work on a wet, rainy evening in 1982, sitting in my VW Sirocco in a spring rain at Fort Huachuca, […]
After I completed my last two-part articles, The NFL Players Association vs. America and American Values Part I and Part 2, I could not get the idea out of my mind that the NFL football players could be so stupid as to believe their success in reaching the NFL came about because they were oppressed […]
(Note At a time and place long ago, I became fascinated by and involved in Neurolinguistic Programming or NLP. It’s still around, and it has a lot of applications so it’s worth familiarizing yourself with it. But it has drawbacks, and people looking for ways to manipulate others should stay away. It can become the […]
At the end of the 2017–2018 academic year, all three of Occidental’s student veterans will graduate. Administrators are hoping that the newly announced Obama Scholars Program
Veterans will be able to go online and order their new identification cards in November, Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, announced.
A shortage of volunteers has led Oneida County Veterans Service Officer Tammy Walters to ask area veterans to step forward.
We covered a lot of ground in Part I that addressed the NFL football players denigrating the American flag, disrespecting the National Anthem, and throwing mud in the face of the first responders who protect the American citizens from mayhem, crime, and anarchy – the police and law enforcement officers across the country. I called […]
The current spectacle of the NFL football players denigrating the American flag, disrespecting the National Anthem, and throwing mud in the face of the first responders who protect the American citizens from mayhem, crime, and anarchy – the police and law enforcement officers across the country, is despicable and anti-American. Additionally, such behavior is tantamount […]
A new program in the Roanoke Valley takes veteran appreciation to new heights.
In 2003, David Sturman and Tracy Mumma bought a worn-out piece of farm ground under the Mission Mountains that featured patches of neck-high thistles and lands grazed so hard that the earth was laid bare in places.
It’s early in the morning, and the entire city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, seems to be gazing at the sky with concern. It looks like rain but the island just can’t handle any more flooding.
Grand Valley State University received a $1.3 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide West Michigan veterans free academic support services to help them complete a degree.
It’s been more than 50 years since American troops first landed in Vietnam, but to many who served, it seems like only yesterday.
Dan Willis preaches the gospel of helping veterans just about anywhere he can, as evidenced by the story he tells about how just a few days ago a man wearing only a towel in the gym locker room had to listen to Willis’s pitch.
A chance meeting at the corner of Martin and Queen streets in downtown Martinsburg between two veterans spurred a new program that turns homeless vets into homeowners.
According to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook, there are more than one million visually impaired veterans over the age of 45 in the United States
An annual fair filled with information for veterans is set to return to Richmond next week for its fourth year.
April may be the cruelest month, but this October has been an absolute nightmare, and I see no reason to hope it’s going to get better. The south continues to be targeted by a succession of hurricanes, and the Republicans are now planning a succession of attempts to lower taxes on the rich. Since Houston, […]
Veterans and community members gathered in Dewitt Park on Friday afternoon, the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, to speak out against the continuation of the War on Terror and American overseas wars.