11/22/14 Executive Orders

Presidents have issued executive orders for a long time. That our current President has just issued a controversial one is not surprising. Lots of Executive Orders have been controversial. Perhaps the most controversial thing about executive orders is that Presidents take to them when Congress doesn’t do its job, for few Presidents will issue executive…

11/21/14 Welcome to America

“America!” said many Irish immigrants peering from the deck of their ship at their first glimpse of New York harbor, long before there was any Statue of Liberty. America represented hope to them. America represented liberty. America represented whatever their dreams could muster, for they had heard that America was a place where you could…

7/23/14 Children on Parade

Is this politics? Please indulge me. Old sins easily beset us from time to time. Though I am extremely suspect of any statistics published by any UN agency, I will use them when I find them convenient. Doesn’t everyone like statistics that are convenient? I don’t have time to waste with inconvenient statistics. They don’t…