The Colossus

By: Saturday July 5, 2014 4:00 pm

Although the Statue of Liberty was not erected as a symbol of immigration, it quickly became one. Think of all the hearts that soared when finally she was spied in the harbor after that long journey across the sea. Almost every one of us is descended from those who came here from somewhere else for a better life, a new start.

How quickly some of us forget this, to our eternal shame.


A Little Speechwriting Help for the State of the Union

By: Saturday January 22, 2011 9:00 am

Next week is the State of the Union address, and I thought I’d offer a little last minute, unsolicited advice to the president and the White House speechwriters. Some may think it presumptuous, but as one of “we, the people,” I think it’s allowable. It’s not like they have to take the advice, after all . . . but it sure would be nice to see and hear something like this.

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