The thing I like about the written word is that after you read it, it is still there. I just heard a story on NPR that is so important and it was gone. It was there for a moment and gone. A woman who has traveled in Afghanistan has written a book. I didn’t get […]
I was in the middle of writing about how the express purpose of a particular corporation is to kick people when they are down. It is a company that is hired by 2/3rds of the Fortune 500 companies, whose job it is to manage ( read that “deny”) unemployment benefits to people when they are […]
In the Name of Liberty By Michael Aparicio Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. – Bertrand Russell, Harper’s Magazine, March 1926 Four score and four years after […]
Reflective citizens need to ask what the celebration of Veterans Day is really about. If we are no longer celebrating the cause of peace, and instead are celebrating the military, what exactly are we celebrating?