GOVERNANCE BY REVENGE

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on July 4th, 2014 @ 09:42:00 am , using 244 words
Category: Commentary

In his op-ed for the 4July issue of WaPo, Eugene Robinson calls attention to a Republican Party that governs by revenge. He points out that the Dems, even when they opposed the Iraq War, still appropriated sufficient funds to keep the fiasco going. With… more »

GUNS and MENTAL ILLNESS

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on June 3rd, 2014 @ 08:22:00 am , using 744 words
Category: Commentary, Repetitions

Guns and Mental Illness JUNE 2, 2014 Joe Nocera It is difficult to read stories about Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old man who went on a murderous spree in Isla Vista, Calif., last month, without feeling some empathy for his parents. We know th… more »

A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on April 27th, 2014 @ 11:28:00 am , using 286 words
Category: Commentary

So the culture keeps churning out more depression, more Alzheimers and the 1% owns most of the wealth. So, we keep at it, trying to turn the situation into our zone of contentment, or is it containment? A show on how the drug companies pay doctors to se… more »

Obamacare After All the Slander

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on April 3rd, 2014 @ 11:11:00 am , using 184 words
Category: Commentary

From a piece by EJ Dionne in Wapo. It seems clear that with 7 million now signed up, the program is on its way to fulfilling some of its potential. The idea that denouncing it is the way for the Republicans to win the political day may be on the wane. I… more »

Thoughts on Alzheimers

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on February 23rd, 2014 @ 10:17:00 am , using 368 words
Category: Commentary

I have two friends struggling with Alzheimers or dementia or whatever we can call it. It is a debilitating illness and it makes the caregivers try whatever they can to better the situation. But what is hardest is the loss of the full person one once lov… more »

PETE SEEGER

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on February 1st, 2014 @ 12:04:00 pm , using 144 words
Category: Commentary

Lots of feeling and print about Pete Seeger's passing. He really was a noble soul and kept hope alive for several generations. His work with The Weavers was the start, but seeing him perform was always a joy. He had a marvelous capacity for interweaving… more »

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on December 8th, 2013 @ 10:30:00 am , using 88 words
Category: Commentary

Nelson Mandela was surely an icon for perseverance and the quest for freedom & justice in our time. He must have possessed a strength & dedication that transcends imagining what a leader can accomplish. I suspect there was also a modest & hu… more »

22Nov63

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on November 22nd, 2013 @ 05:35:00 pm , using 269 words
Category: Commentary

This day was the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Nothing in my lifetime was quite as overwhelmingly disturbing;the event threw me into a terrible depression. I had seen him in Berlin the previous summer when he gave the fine speech to a w… more »

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