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 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
A simple poll to close out the week.
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
Photo: Anthony Moretti 18July2016 Everything wrong with America is on full display right now in Minneapolis. A rogue white cop kills a black man amid accusations he might have passed off a fake $20 as real minutes earlier at a nearby convenience store. The black man is arrested and put in handcuffs, though it’s unclear … Continue reading America: What a mess
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)
As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid Al Fitr and the end of the 2020 Ramadan season, I share with you an essay I wrote about a month ago. It was submitted to the Council on American-Islamic Relations branch in Pittsburgh. It was selected as the winning entry for that week's adult competition. As a … Continue reading AS MUSLIMS CELEBRATE EID AL-FITR
The spring semester has ended. A summer of, well, we’re not sure of what, awaits. There’s only one certainty over the next few months for those of us fortunate to be in higher education: All of us must contribute to ensuring our campus is ready for the fall term, no matter how, and when, instruction … Continue reading Higher education’s priorities for fall
Another week begins without Major League Baseball. The 2020 season should have been about 6-weeks-old at this point. We’ll never know what might have taken place over those roughly 40 days. A no-hitter or two? A 4 home run game? An incredible late-inning rally that turned a guaranteed loss into an incredible win? Instead, we … Continue reading But we need Major League Baseball!