Thursday, July 28, 2011

Why let Congress off the hook for poor fiscal policies?

Finally, there's a modestly sensible proposal coming out of Washington. TN Representative Jim Cooper has put his foot down to draw a reasonable line in the legislative sand: If Congress can't come up with an immediate debt ceiling solution, the first cost cutting should be their own salaries. While creatively dramatic, it doesn't go far enough. ...READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, July 15, 2011

What are we searching for?

In the busyness of growing up and finding a job, earning a living and making a life for ourselves, it seems we never have time to think about what we really want. And then one day it dawns on us that there must be more to making life worthwhile than the constant stream of anxieties and stress. The truth of each book is sure to have some peaces of truth for any other midlife searcher. ...READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.
The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World  Devotion: A Memoir (P.S.) And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Can "Homeland Security" spell Intelligence?

A year ago, the Washington Post published an expos̩ excoriating the ineffective operations of the nation's "intelligence" agencies. In fact, according to the original Washington Post article no one knows top-secret America's cost, its extent of the operations, or how to integrate its collected data into a cohesive let alone meaningful whole. We're squandering billions Рthat's with a B Рto collect "Intelligence" no one can use. ...READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Monday, July 4, 2011

How can America support its values?

America values Human Rights. We should be standing by those rights in everything we do. That means we should honor the same standard for suspected terrorists as for any other person accused of a crime. To stoop to the level of an enemy is to become what they are: Torturing a terrorist is to act as another terrorist. America is better than that. ...READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.