Category Archives: ethics

So … Who’s In Charge?

In 1995 Robert D. Putnam authored an essay titled Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital which in 2000 was followed by a book titled Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. As described in Wikipedia:  “Putnam surveys the decline of … Continue reading

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The Swamp Grows More Putrid

Considering the current resident of the White House, one is tempted to draw the conclusion that we should be on the way up now that America has hit rock bottom when it comes to leadership.  And yet the worst is … Continue reading

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The Specter of Detroit

Forget about the guy in the black robe and cowl.  There is a far more frightening vision lurking about the fringes of our American image and it is imminent and far-reaching. Once there was a time when Detroit was  the … Continue reading

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A View From the Disenfranchised

Every now and then I discover something so well-written and complete that I decide to post it “as is” since I do not see any way that I could do it better in my own words. This is one of … Continue reading

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America on the Brink

The most recent (and highly egregious) violation of the rule of law by the current administration is its failure to implement on schedule the Affordable Care Act requirement for “small businesses” to pay a fine if they have over fifty … Continue reading

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Republicans Are a Disappointment

At least to me. For many years I was a registered Republican, having talked myself into accepting that the tenets of the Republican Party were more in line with my life preferences than were the Democrats.  I freely admit to … Continue reading

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The Pitiful Giant Staggers

“How the mighty have faltered!” Bears a certain resonance, does it not?  For many generations America commanded respect throughout the world, providing a quality of life for its people and those who chose to legally join them that was the … Continue reading

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