Why are so many of us so damn angry? Signs of fury are everywhere. The national mood has darkened and it's doing nothing to improve our democracy. From chaotic scenes last weekend in Las Vegas when Bernie Sanders' supporters threw a hissy fit at the Nevada's Democratic Convention, to Donald Trump's string of outrageous insults, it seems … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? When Did It Become Cool To Be So Angry?
The way Obamacare is being debated is infantile. Instead of a detailed prescription for change, we're hearing slogans. Despite claims to the contrary by Republicans and Democrats, The Affordable Care Act is neither an unmitigated disaster nor a glorious triumph. The truth lies between the two extremes, which is so often the case. … Continue reading Hey Congress: The Playground Was Never This Bad!
I do a podcast called "How Do We Fix It?." And it would be good thing if we could get a conversation going about gun crime. One that went somewhere and introduced some new ideas. But I'm not sure it's possible. It's been a week since the Umpqua Community College massacre in Oregon and … Continue reading Our Gun Control Debate Misses The Target. We Need A New Conversation.
Symbols of pride: flying the flag for Independence Day. Happy July 4th! Independence Day is my favorite holiday. On this vacation we celebrate something that many of us complain about for the rest of the year: our democratic institutions. As a first generation American I love the freedom that this country represents. 239 years … Continue reading My Favorite Holiday: July 4th Fireworks and Festivities Celebrate Our Freedoms and Democracy.