Ralph E. Shaffer: Send Us Back to the good old days when our government actively fought for progress in improving the environment, advancing civil rights, protecting women, and diplomatically resolving international issues. Yes, Send Us Back.
Ralph E. Shaffer: I long ago gave up on the Federal Communication Commission’s “Do Not Call” list. I’ve been listed there for ages and it does no good.
Ralph E. Shaffer: USC’s lack of civic concern in the past about use of the monument to America’s World War I dead was a warning that was ignored six years ago when the Trojans took control of the stadium.
Ralph E. Shaffer: If other private utility companies are unwilling or unable to assume the responsibility of maintaining the power lines, then there is only one other realistic option.
Ralph E. Schaffer: While they wouldn’t impose Sharia-style restrictions on driving, or travel without a male companion, state legislation that returns a wife to a position legally less than her husband will surface in those states where fundamentalism is dominant.
Ralph E. Shaffer: Giving only their first names, and with the camera focused on them from the neck down to protect their privacy, each of the shaken women described, in quavering voices, what Farrow had done to them years ago.
Ralph Erickson: So, why the dearth of presidential names among the new high schools? Is it some sinister liberal conspiracy?
Ralph Schaffer: AThe daily ritual imposed on public school kids for decades is no more than an attempt at brainwashing, predicated on the assumption that constant repetition of certain ideas will eventually result in conformity to values that the powers that be want instilled in all Americans.
Ralph Erickson: Here’s the unspoken Trump agenda that you didn’t hear in his inauguration speech, but what a lot of his supporters want his agenda to be:
Frank Schaffer: The parody was intended for its initial performance on the night Romney accepted the nomination. We had a 21-piece pit orchestra and a Tampa little theater group, which was performing Mame that spring, lined up for the performance.
Ralph E. Shaffer: The slaughter of young blacks by other civilians, often by fellow blacks, is a greater threat to the safety of black families in Southern California than the loss of life by police misconduct. Why are there no massive demonstrations against that?