The Moral Rot of Our Ruling Class: From Here, Where?

By: Sunday May 5, 2013 6:40 pm

I believe, truly, that we respond to our better natures when given the chance. That we are resilient, and able to change faster than we’ve been (mis)led to believe.

A notion I detest above all others is that We the People get the government we deserve

The Awesome Power of the Bully Pulpit

By: Saturday May 4, 2013 5:20 pm

In May 2012 President Barack Obama announced to the world that his position on gay marriage had evolved into one of support. While I don’t give much weight to opinion polls due to the ability to skew results through the phrasing of questions, or the rigging of sample respondents, the fact that a range of polls throughout the next year showed support for gay marriage growing steadily up and down the demographic dial shows in my completely biased view the awesome power of the bully pulpit in action.

The Loss of Meaning

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:25 pm

Once upon a time words had meaning. A fact was truth, justice was blind and torture a crime against conventions. Then September 11, 2001 and our Country collectively lost the plot. Our leaders fanned fear. The People struggled with “why”. Then we were off to the desert races, invading this, liberating that, the carnage at a safe remove.

Dylan Ratigan’s Righteous Rant

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 12:58 pm

Ratigan’s rant did not pander to his audience with cheap talking points that reinforce tribalist divisions — as well as the status quo. Instead he made everyone profoundly agitated by speaking the hard truths that throw the whole game board up in the air and scatter the playing pieces on the ground.

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