Archive for the 'Political Comments' Category

Rethinking Safety Net — Part 1

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Thomas L. Friedman made a comment in his op-ed piece in the New York Times on 9/28/10 to which I had an immediate negative reaction. Then I began to think, (which is a happy result after reading reasonable statements) not only about the statement, but also about my reaction. Friedman concluded his call for a [...]

Thoughts on Gaza

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

What a morass has been made of Gaza. The Israeli invasion seems clearly designed to demoralize the residents of Gaza. How else could you explain the complete razing of a town because a few Hamas fighters used one or two houses for firing at the Israelis. This seems so wrong-headed to me. Removing all vestiges [...]

Letter to the President-Elect about the Invocation

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

I’m sure many of us wish we could discuss an issue with Barak Obama personally. And we all realize it is highly unlikely that any message we attempt to get to him will be personally read. If we feel passionately about something, the best we can do is send our thoughts and hope for the [...]

Observations on the “Florida Marriage Protection” amendment

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Political discourse should, in my opinion, principally involve issues that affect the health and well-being of citizens, and as such are the legitimate subject of legislation.  So, in order to determine where the issue of “Gay Marriage” belongs in the political debate, we need to examine how the “problem” we are trying to solve affects [...]