Archive for July, 2013

John Kerry – Miracle Worker?

Posted on July 30, 2013 by

Watch Secretary of State John Kerry flanked by Israeli and Palestinian representatives to the “Middle East Peace Process Talks” and you just might believe that success is possible. That Kerry has the chops to hold both sides together and fashion a negotiated solution to this intractable conflict.  Speaking at the State Department podium, he was [...]

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Filner’s Failure

Posted on July 20, 2013 by

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s behavior “at work” is immature, appalling and very likely illegal. Though we don’t know all the details, the failure of 70-year-old Filner to manage his sexual impulses is a tragic loss for those committed to progressive reform in California’s second largest city. I had always respected Bob for his background [...]

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Obama and Kids Around the World

Posted on July 4, 2013 by

The brightest lights in the Obama presidency these days are his speeches to young people in foreign countries.  Beautifully staged with smiling kids in the backdrop, he talks to them about peace, freedom and life’s possibilities. In Cape Town, South Africa or Belfast, Northern Ireland, the president laughs and the audience cheers.  It’s a mutual [...]

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