Steve Hochstadt: Add it all up. Republican legislators try to prevent the government from protecting citizens from payday vultures, use payday money to tilt elections so they can eviscerate any possible regulations, while making it more difficult for the poor and minorities to vote.
Steve Hochstadt: Many local whites did business at Norvell’s Shoe Repair, but did not challenge the system that kept the Norvells out of local restaurants.
Steve Hochstadt: If she could take a pill and pass away, would she? I don’t know and won’t ask. Probably not, because she has always let others make the big decisions for her. So she’s waiting for natural processes to run their course.
Ukraine Without Crimea: If the loss of Crimea is the price for Ukrainian independence from Russia, that would be well worth paying.
Tea Party Candidates: These older, overwhelmingly white evangelical Christians believe America is in a downward spiral toward socialism.
White Privilege in America: The privilege of having white skin is that I will be treated as any person should be treated: with respect.
Today’s angry Americans are wrong. Not because of their political principles, but because they won’t listen to those with other ideas.
Small Business — The trouble is that rhetoric pays no bills. Private lenders have favored big business lately.
Do Poor People Deserve Help — Americans who reject public help for our poor embrace those myths which seem to justify their selfishness.
Political Correctness — Shouting about political correctness has become ingrained in conservative criticism of America.
Poverty And America — If the US is the greatest nation on earth, then why do we allow such misery to continue generation after generation?
Oklahoma City Bombing — In carefully planned rows facing the pool, sit 168 empty chairs with the names of everyone killed that day.
Perfect Gift — Much better was the photograph of a Wisconsin barn from our children and their partners, framed in barn wood.