INDEPENDENCE DAY should have served as relief from a year in which our children suffered terribly. It should have been a time when they could forget the closing schools, the budget shortfalls, and the dying friends. Independence Day should have given them freedom from worry. Instead, because adults made poor decisions, our children were victimized again. [blocktext align=”right”]Whoever booked…

Read More

WHEN YOU LIVE in Philadelphia, you can’t help but notice Independence Day. American history is kind of everywhere you look around here. The Welcome America! celebration brings together all sorts of movies, exhibits, and concerts featuring a number of bands, including one of my favorites, The Roots. [blocktext align=”right”]Every year the Avenging the Ancestors Coalition sets…

Read More

IN THE LATEST strike at President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner sent a memo to fellow House Republicans threatening to sue the president for using executive orders to sidestep the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. [blocktext align=”right”]Boehner’s reference to “king-like authority” conjures images of George III, the British king whom the colonists rebelled against during the American…

Read More