Monthly Archives: October 2012


Why elections matter: A worried businessman sums up

(‘76 Contributor) As I mentioned in previous recent essays, I am truly concerned that America’s best days are behind it. The multitude of headwinds that make this unfortunate direction a devastating reality are many-fold. I


Who is the party of big business? Dems, not GOP

Editor’s Note: Looking at the trend of 2012 campaign donations, listening to the 2012 campaign rhetoric, and reviewing the Obama administration’s favoritism to giant corporations, CCU History Prof. Bill Watson asked us to publish again


Lincoln’s vision of hope fits Romney, not Obama

(‘76 Contributor) During the Civil War, when the union’s preservation and slavery’s abolition were in doubt, President Lincoln roused the nation with his dream “of a place and a time where America will once again


Sex Sells… the Presidency?

Sex is used to peddle all kinds of things from sport cars to perfume; and for the first time in its 223 year history, it’s being used overtly to sell a candidate for presidency. The


Andrews book looks past 2012 to 2076. Will we get there?

(‘76 Contributor) The impermanence of political systems and political glory has never been better portrayed than in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet, “Ozymandias.” It depicts a toppled, broken statue in the desert, on whose base some


Last Debate Reveals Candidates’ Character

Monday night I commented on Facebook that I thought Governor Romney had won the debate. Six women I knew immediately hit “like.” My mind flashed to the often replayed comment by Obama Spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter


The way we were: Goodbye to all that?

(New York City) This city was diverse before diversity was cool. It embodies the Melting Pot. It was what Emma Lazarus was seeing when she penned those immortal words that adorn the Lady with the


Bill Clinton’s twilight zone of economic unreality

(‘76 Contributor) Beyond the realm of inconvenient truths, there’s a dimension to which Bill Clinton occasionally retreats. It’s a dimension of fertile imaginations, sound bites and mind games whose boundaries the gullible determine. In this