It’s Gonna Take A Miracle

There are four days left in the term of the worst president in American history. While the nation reels from the worst healthcare disaster in a century, festering due to the lethal combination of his lack of interest and incompetence, our chief executive is spending his final days in office collecting money from his fellowContinue reading “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle”

Plague Diary – Day 299

Total confirmed cases in US: 21,901,084 Today is December 40, 2020. When I ended my plague diary on May 9, the US had just passed the million case mark. We now have twice as many cases as any other country on Earth. More people are dying each day in America than were killed on SeptemberContinue reading “Plague Diary – Day 299”

Our President

The president, more than any other elected official, is America’s image of itself: the one who represents us on the world stage. It is the president’s job to embody our national character. The heart of that national character, borrowed from civilizations going back to ancient Greece, by way of the Enlightenment philosophers of France (althoughContinue reading “Our President”

Believing is Seeing

Maybe we’ve had it backwards all along. It wouldn’t be the first time. Maybe Ralph Hodgson is the one who had it right: Some things have to be believed to be seen These are discouraging days in a lot of ways and it is very easy to lose faith in our government, our media, andContinue reading “Believing is Seeing”