Monthly Archives: July 2013

Whistle-blowing could be a rewarding virtue, but not when the act takes down one’s country just for the trip


Bradley Manning’s conviction by a military court for leaking or passing sensitive military documents and video to the website WikiLeaks is a warning to potential whistleblowers and so-called leakers. The message is: count to ten and then think twice before you … Continue reading

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Obama and Clinton at a White House lunch: is he behind her bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination?


In a display of their strong personal friendship and political union, President Barack Obama and former State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton sat for lunch at a White House patio (July 29) and discussed “myriads” of issues. The two were protagonists … Continue reading

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BLOWING SMOKE: Limbaugh rushes to conclusions, brands Muslim women as subservient to husbands


  According to Rush Limbaugh, “Muslim women” like Huma Abedin (NY city mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s wife) “don’t have any power” . . . and so “Weiner can get away with anything.” Limbaugh is quoted in a story by Noah … Continue reading

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Although confessed kidnapper Ariel Castro may not be reformed, his victims, and not he, is society’s problem


The purpose of penalty is four-fold: punish the perpetrator, compensate the victim, set an example to society, and reform the perpetrator. In the case of Ariel Castro, who has pleaded guilty to kidnapping three women and holding them and a … Continue reading

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Hilary Rodham Clinton: the best-prepared Democratic Party candidate for the U. S. presidency


With the recent backing of senate majority leader Harry Reid and growing support from other party bigwigs it looks like Hilary Rodman Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s strongest contender for nomination as presidential candidate in the 2016 elections.  Clinton lost … Continue reading

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Peace in the Middle East: attainable only when Palestinians have a chance to live a respectable, productive life


Secretary of State John Kerry has brokered a deal where Israelis and Palestinians will sit and discuss a future of peace in the Middle East. As in the past, the effort will end up in no peace at all because … Continue reading

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Kuya Pultak who started the movement ‘Klassroom Ng Pagasa’ deserves the Nobel Peace Prize


If anyone deserves the Nobel Peace Prize it is Kuya Pultak, the Philippines corporate lawyer who, in 2011, started a community effort known in that country as a bayanihan to build school houses and classrooms in the remotest areas of the … Continue reading

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When Tea Party folk like Ken Crow and Sarah Palin get together talk can get so patently racist


The kind of thinking like that of Ken Crow and his fellow Tea Party of America folk only reveals how shallow and narrow-minded they are. It’s so pitiful that at this time and age there are still people who believe … Continue reading

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Ex-congresswoman and 2012 GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann does one better than class-mate Sarah Palin


Michele Bachmann easily outclasses Sarah Palin when it comes to making seemingly incoherent statements that appear meant to impress rather than convince. MINNPOST (Friday, July 12) reports that at an event in Elk River, Minnesota, Bachmann said “The No. 1 reason … Continue reading

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Some men come out of a bad situation doing great things for society while others end up doing more evil to their fellowmen


New Yorkers will be deciding whether to give Eliot Spitzer, their disgraced former governor who resigned after being accused of paying for sex with prostitutes, a second chance at serving them. Spitzer is running for New York state comptroller and … Continue reading

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