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Health Care Bill – Heart Surgery Needed

Tweet Republicans in the United States Senate have been desperately trying to pass a health care bill that will blatantly throw tens of millions of people out of any kind of health care coverage at all.  The bottom line is they would like to see all of us sink or swim, according to our ability [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – San Jose

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Bonnie.  San Jose, California. _________________________________________ Bonnie, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’m very concerned that America is so divided between the two main parties – Republicans and Democrats.  I’ve never seen the country in this kind of disarray, even in the [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Soheila, Originally from Iran

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Soheila.  Came to this country originally from Iran with her family when she was sixteen. ____________________________________ Soheila, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think we are going through really hard times right now.  But at the same time, I think this [...]

Traveling to a New America Stops at Berkeley Book Fair

Tweet “Traveling to a New America” appeared this past weekend at the Berkeley Book Fair in Berkeley, California.  I was there with my wife Elizabeth.  Each year, the event draws thousands of people interested in new books and ideas. This year and next, I will be traveling to towns and cities all across America, meeting [...]

Healthcare & A Morally Bankrupt Congress

Tweet Today, with the slim passage and repeal of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the Republican establishment in Congress have indeed shown for all to see their true nature and colors.  They, and their party, are truly a morally bankrupt lot.  They have thrown to the dogs a large portion of the American populace. [...]

Modesto, California, American Graffiti, and the Republican Dream

Tweet Modesto, California – hometown of George Lucas, of Star Wars fame, and of another bygone era in America life represented in Lucas’ film “American Graffiti”. It was an era of youthful innocence, prom dances, cruising, drag racing, drive-in diners, rock-and-roll music and radio of the early 1960′s.  It was an era that was about [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Vallejo, CA.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Keisha.  Vallejo, California. __________________________ Keisha, are you from this area originally? “I grew up in East Oakland, one of the roughest neighborhoods.  I moved my children here 16 years ago.  I raised all five of my children here.  My son just passed away from [...]

America’s Rendezvous With Itself

Tweet Elections come and go.  Democrats, Republicans, now Trump, Cruz and Rubio, now Sanders and Clinton.  The changing face of America. Yet the real America has yet to show its face, to come to the fore, front and center. America is a dream; and the dream is not what we have moulded and twisted it [...]

Our Youth – Debt Up To Their Ears

Tweet I became aware today of the cases of two more young women who are mired down in the national disgrace of our educational system. Both are working.  One is holding down two jobs to pay for her expenses, which includes student debt which she incurred for her college education.  She lives in a large [...]

Governments Crumbling, People Betrayed: A New World in the Making

Tweet The times they are a’changing. The contrast is very stark: Authoritarian powers and dupes of leaders are falling like dominoes around the world.  Those hanging onto their power through iron-fisted control tremble in the face of something brewing beyond their control.  Even in our own supposedly democratic government, there is exposed the most glaring [...]