Daily Column articles


Hallelujah, Trump Rushes to Aid The Needy!

Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new President and Congress? Regular folks in our country say that those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder—the poor and downtrodden working class—ought to be the priority. But, then, regular folks don’t run Congress…or Trump’s White House. The


South Carolina Boeing Workers Vote Today on Union Representation

747 Dreamliner at North Charleston, S.C. (Creative Commons.) By Doug Cunningham South Carolina Boeing workers are voting Wednesday yes or no on whether they want to be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. IAM Boeing Washington state workers, doing the same work as the South Carolina workers, used a video message


Is Trump’s America Our America?

Saudi Arabia is not on the list of countries targeted by President Donald Trump even though 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 came from there. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud inherited power in 2015. Who are we? Are we the America of courage, openness, inclusion, opportunity and democratic promise—as expressed in the Declaration


Patriots Belief and Winning

Tom Brady. (George J. Abraham photograph.) “Toss to White…HE’SSSSSSSSSS IN! Patriots win the Super Bowl!” That’s Fox sportscaster Joe Buck’s call of New England Patriots running back James White’s overtime touchdown run. With this run on Sunday the New England Patriots did what no team in 50 previous Super Bowls was able to accomplish. They


Why is George Orwell’s ‘1984’ a Bestseller Again?

Cover of the 1951 edition of George Orwell’s “1984.” Tromp-tromp-tromp—troops are marching to battles. Boom-boom-boom—bombs are blowing up communities. Whooooshhh—poisonous gas is being released. Forget Syria, Isis, Iran, Afghanistan—this is Trump’s War. Our bellicose commander-in-chief is at war in the homeland, deploying his troops to attack everything from our public schools to the EPA, dropping