Let’s chase the fox out of the henhouse

Please do me a favor and write letters to the editor, to your local radio and print broadcast, regarding a terrible, destructive, unconstitutional and criminal scam that’s been worsening for the past one hundred years. The private clubs we call the Demoratic and Republican parties have, as you know, granted themselves special status, powers and […]

Wanted: A Lawyer to Save the Law

George Washington, among others, warned us about political parties. Andrew Jackson waged war on the “den of vipers” central bankers. Woodrow Wilson described the “worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world.” Dwight Eisenhower revealed a “military industrial complex.” Even today’s politicians scold us about political corruption. Yet […]

Euphemysticism, and other Almighty Powers

Speak Truth

I am, and have been for quite a while now, truth be known, a progressive liberal. No, I am not a “classical liberal,” since that implies something has changed since the words’ first invocation.  Nothing has changed.  Wicked people are still twisting language; and idiots are still falling for it. Let others defend their moniker or change […]

Let’s Clean Up our Mess

In an OP-ED for Indiana Policy Review I lay out the steps to clean up our mess: End the duopoly. Drive away the moneychangers. Stand down the Empire. Nearly all of what we call “issues” — the unraveling economy, a ridiculous healthcare system, rising prices, even militarized police and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — are just symptoms and side effects […]

Immigration or invasion?

I wrote this many years ago now.  Immigration isn’t the issue du jour at present, but just wait…we haven’t fixed anything yet… Laws are words; let’s get them straight. “Immigration” is when somebody lawfully moves from one place to another. “Illegal aliens” are those who cross borders in violation of laws. Tens of millions of illegal […]

Your government is corrupt. Very, very corrupt.

We all know it to at least some degree. I suppose we don’t react to it in any useful way because it has happened gradually, over several generations, in a sort of frog-in-the-cookpot scenario.  And maybe we just can’t picture anything better than what we’ve suffered all our lives. But I don’t know why we even […]

Indiana’s embarrassing tribalism

Like everything Democrat v Republican, the Orwellian-styled legalistic effluvium known as the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (Indiana’s recent edition of this, anyway) has become its own religion, with priests and heretics, idolaters and zealous enemies pro and con.  So, once again, the self-appointed Two Party System has you arbitrarily separated into two opposing partisan tribes, feuding against each other needlessly, […]

Cheerful Optimism! Yay!

It’s been twenty years, but I’ve finally taken to heart all the criticisms of my political pessimism.  It clearly does no good to be a “downer,” or “too negative” anyway.  So, as the keystone to this year’s New Year’s resolutions, I’m presenting a more optimistic face to the world. After all, there can surely never […]

SHOULD we fight? For what? Are we ready?

There’s a lot of chest-beating, sturm und drang over the recent events in Nevada.  Some people think this should be our Battle of Lexington. Americans should’ve been up in arms a hundred years ago, when a relative handful of moneychanger cronies took over the country.  That would’ve been morally and constitutionally warranted.  So I suppose every […]

Two puppets, and a baaad puppeteer

We have been told that we operate under a “two party system” that, in fact, never existed in law or practice. What does exist, is a globe-spanning criminal crony network that has hoodwinked and robbed us for generations. Given the incessant, ongoing revelations of scandal and corruption in our government, as well as the common […]

Can politicians even define “health care?”

I’ve worked in healthcare since 1978 in public health, research, clinical, education and industry roles.  And I can’t tell you what healthcare is. To my wife, it’s massage and things that smell nice.  To others, it’s Reiki, or heterodox nutrition.  Some debate that vaccines are bad medicine, but marijuana is great healthcare.  And they have convincing arguments. Is gender-reassignment, or voodoo […]