A great American tragedy

by Ben Kinchlow -- A great American tragedy could take place on Nov. 6, 2012. Millions of Americans will, or rather will not, participate in the process that is granted to only more…

A frightening secret about America

by Ben Kinchlow -- The current set of problems in America exists primarily from the usurpation of power at the national level because of the abdication of personal responsibility at the local more…

Democracy can't work

by Ben Kinchlow -- It is becoming increasingly self-evident that the Arab Spring and other popular uprisings taking place in the Middle East today, supposedly bringing new democratic forms of government, aren't more…

Wars and rumors of wars

by Ben Kinchlow -- Few things of significance "just happen." Newton's third law states: "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." Just as there are forces in nature that more…

Bah, humbug!

by Ben Kinchlow -- Bah, humbug!!! It's that time again: overextended credit cards, no place to park, wet snow, cold wind, rude clerks and, this year, unemployment at record levels. They started more…

Lex naturalis

by Ben Kinchlow -- Reading news headlines is very interesting: "Sex offenders could be anywhere," "Celebrity congratulations for baby out of wedlock," "School apologizes for religious message in Christmas program," "Ex-sheriff in more…

War: What is it good for?

by Ben Kinchlow -- Most Boomers will recognize that title as an anti-war anthem popularized by Edwin Starr during the Vietnam era. "Absolutely nothing," was the writer's answer. His position was that more…