CNN ON ANTISEMITISM IN AMERICA

Last Sunday, Dana Bash of CNN, narrated a one-hour program on the rise of Anti Semitism in the USA. I watched it all. In my opinion, it was very deeply unimpressive. In other words it was pretentious and mediocre. The fatal flaw of the Special was that it didn’t contain an ounce of self-examination or

STILL CATHOLIC DESPITE THE (NEW YORK) TIMES

Yeah, I’m Catholic. Not the best in the world. Maybe not even in the top ten. I may get there though. The snark, ridicule and contempt shown by columnists and online commenters at the New York Times and Washington Post on everything and anything Catholic has been getting my Irish up and is causing me

RESPECT

Respect. Maybe that’s what is missing these days in our country and in the world. Everybody wants respect, but not so many have earned it or are willing to give it to those who have. This subject came up in a conversation with a friend of mine who grew up in Mali, a landlocked country

SUPREME COURT SWINGS AND MISSES…AGAIN

The Supreme Court stepped up to the plate, the State of Mississippi delivered a batting practice fastball belt high and by a vote of 6-3 the Court swung, missed, and hit itself in the head with the bat. That’s our Supreme Court. That’s Abortion. The two don’t go well together. It’s not the first time

HOW BAD DO WE WANT IT?

Want what? The United States of America. Our country. Where we live. The place we call home. It’s not a perpetual motion machine. It doesn’t run itself. It’s a volitional organism. Its not guaranteed to last forever. It came into existence by an act of will. Blood was shed. We almost came undone in the

THE CHIEF UNDER THE GUN

I’m thinking of the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts. No matter what he does he’s likely to make half the country livid and calling for his hide. The good news is he’s unlikely to get shot. But even that, in this day and age, is not a sure thing. The

ABORTION AND THE POOR

This much is clear, the very rich have always had the ability to terminate a pregnancy no matter where they lived. If necessary they left the Country with their own doctor and returned. I know a little bit about what happened to the poor, before Roe. In the Sixties, before Roe v Wade, I worked

THE UNBELIEVABLE WAR IN UKRAINE

I call it unbelievable because our Press has lost its mind in its hero worship of all things Ukraine and its Jewish President, Volodymyr Zelensky. The Press has given us no context and no history on whether these two countries, Russia and Ukraine, might have had some connection with each other over the last several

GROUCHO MARX AND THE “I LOVE UKRAINE CLUB.”

Comedian Groucho Marx was famous for saying “I’d never join a club that would let someone like me in it.” I don’t think Groucho would have joined the “I love Ukraine Club.” He’d have thought the TV hosts intoning, “the pictures you will see are very disturbing” was bullshit. You mean, with everybody in the

WHOSE KIDS ARE BEING KILLED

The expression “whose ox is being gored” comes from Scripture, Exodus:21:35. Nowadays, the phrase is often used in politics to describe how different people in similar circumstances are often treated quite differently depending on the relative “importance” of the individuals. Important people, which often means rich and powerful people, get better treatment by society and