JFK at 100

JFK at 100

President Kennedy was killed when I was only six-months old.  I have no memory of a living Jack Kennedy, but that does not mean he was not a major force in my life. Growing up in an Irish-Catholic family in New England in this era, his presence was felt in the photographs, busts and even … Continue reading

2010 Elections / Health Care Reform / Racism / Republican Obstructionism / Right Wing Violence / Teabaggers / Terrorism

America’s Year of Living Dangerously

Only two years ago, John McCain refused to allow his campaign to be a platform for bigotry by telling supporters that then-Senator Obama was “a decent family man” who they need not fear as president. Now it is time for House Minority Leader Boehner to back away from his “Armageddon” fear mongering and tell us who most represents American values – Gabby Giffords or a terrorist? Who should we be most proud of, civil rights hero John Lewis or the tea bag protester who called him a “nigger”? It is not enough for Boehner to say these actions are wrong, if he leaves unchecked the hatred his party so diligently pollinated. Continue reading