On Abortion

On abortion… Immigrants being given funding for abortions in Oregon doesn’t bother me. Abortions in general don’t bother me. I am not certain why, except to write that my understanding of the world allows for abortion as an adjunct to the Malthusian belief that the earth’s population is diminished by war and famine and climactic…

Russians spying on us? Readying for a takeover.

The Russians are spying on us, we are being told. Russians are influencing American elections. It is like a bit out of a Cold War John le Carré novel. No one is certain how the Russians are controlling our elections or exactly who is committing cyber fraud and war. There is the widespread assumption and…

There are No Options with North Korea?

Oh, really? Almost without exception, news media experts, foreign policy strategists, and even some of our most illustrious military leaders are all proclaiming the same thing — that nothing can be done with North Korea’s effort to miniaturize atomic bombs, to set them inside the nose cone of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and if they want,…

A Nation Like No Other

When did human beings proclaim that “all men are created equal”? Moses never mentioned it. Not the brilliant Sokrates. Not the Buddha. Not Confucius. Not even Jesus, who gave his blood in love to be one in earthly sorrow with those not born of virgins. When, then, was the first time human dignity was affirmed…