Month: June 2017

Jury Duty

I am not sure that I was entirely truthful earlier this week. I’m not sure that anyone else with me in the room was either. We were together in a courtroom, having been chosen as the pool from which a jury would be selected. The presiding judge asked a series of questions. For each question, …

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Do You Know Who Is Fighting America’s Real War?

Back in the 90s I wrote a book, America’s Real War. In it I demonstrated how a deep canyon cuts through American culture. On one side are all those who believe that Biblically-based Judeo Christian values are vital for our nation’s survival. On the other side are those who view such values as primitive obstructions to …

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Seeing Eye-to-Eye

Reading your rabbi’s observations about a baby’s behavior is probably going to be as incongruous as overhearing a cannibal enthusing about a veggie burger made of sweet potato, quinoa and black beans with a little creamy lime aioli drizzled on top. (Not sure what lime aioli is?  Me neither.) Nonetheless, I must tell you of …

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Wishing those injured by gunshot in Alexandria this morning, a full & speedy recovery

Yes, I know…If only 1/100th of 1% of Americans are crazy, (that’s one person in 10,000, and you know from looking around you that is is higher than that, right?) and every really crazy person acts out abominably only once each year, we ought to have about 85 really crazy bad incidents every day. So …

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