Militants, Movies, and Radicalism in America

What do Robert Redford and a couple of big name universities have in common with Domestic Terrorists? As it so happens, one is hiring them; the other is making movies about them. The movie, entitled “The Company You Keep,”  film stars Robert Redford as a former Weather Underground militant hiding his identity from the FBI.…

Ding Dong, the Dictator’s Dead

While millions of oppressed Venezuelans are celebrating the death of an oppressor, somewhere Sean Penn is sniveling. And apparently, so is U.S. Representative Jose Serrano. Then again, this is the same guy who introduces legislation every few years to repeal the 22nd Amendment (That’s presidential term limits for you low-information voters out there), so his support of Chavez…

Unprecendented Ignorance: Barack Obama, the Supreme Court, and the Affordable Health Care Act

“I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench is judicial activism or a…

The Planned Spontaneity of Occupy Wall Street

Recently, a relative of mine asked me to please explain these Occupy Wall Street protests. I will do my best. I believe that on the surface, these protests are simple to understand. In essence, it’s a battle between capitalism/individual freedom, and a collectivist state. On that level, we can understand that this is a manifestation of a…

Capitalism and Medical Science: The Dynamic Duo

Capitalism stinks, right? Until you need it….. I’m in an out-of-the-ordinary place today. I’m sitting in a hospital room as my father awaits surgery. Last night as the nurses and doctors were finally successful in relieving his pain and making him comfortable for the night, we all commented on how wonderful it is to live in the…