America is missing compassion, community and common sense

I shake my head in disagreement whenever someone tells me Donald Trump is responsible for the hell that has descended on the United States. He’s not. He’s amplified it. He’s mainstreamed it. His narcissism prevents him from seeing how monstrous he is. But he’s not the one who started it. My country’s bitter history of … Continue reading America is missing compassion, community and common sense

I am not outraged

I am not outraged by the... Actions of a police officer in MinneapolisRhetoric of the presidentEconomic disparityIslamophobiaFears “those” people have of losing or not having health careUnhealthy living conditions “those” people are inEducational inequityWhite women calling the police because black men are “threatening” themPandering to religion by politicians who lack any moralsDisdain displayed toward people … Continue reading I am not outraged

America careens ever closer to the cliff under Trump

Photo: Anthony Moretti 20Jan2017 Minneapolis is burning. The president has nothing to say about it. A police officer has been arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder after suffocating a man to death. The president has nothing to say about it. The death toll in America from coronavirus has exceeded 100,000. The president has nothing … Continue reading America careens ever closer to the cliff under Trump

Purdue University president Daniels: We can reopen safely (I’m skeptical of the tone of the message)

Let’s take a closer look at Mitch Daniels’ editorial in today’s Washington Post. The Purdue University president questions his critics (you can count me among them) who looked askance at his open letter to the university campus, dated April 21. His message then is almost identical now: Purdue University has an obligation to its students … Continue reading Purdue University president Daniels: We can reopen safely (I’m skeptical of the tone of the message)