America’s Shame Observed

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"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just"  (Thomas Jefferson) June 8 was truly an historic day, not just for the Democratic Party, but for the majority of the entire Nation....

Royalism

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America may be the only nation on earth in which its citizens can choose up sides to discuss things and then map out the nation's course. This is because Americans were the first to design...

In Celebration of the Neocons

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In 2004, awaiting a vote in the newly liberated Iraq, their first democratic vote ever, I wrote my first published essay, "Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East", a 5500 word opus, and a pro-Iraq...

The Daily Poke in the Eye: Notes on the Righteous “Screw You”

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In the 1840s, in one of his lectures on "Heroes", Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish philosopher, used the term "skeptical dilettantism" to describe how that army of ne'er-do-well, half-baked intellectuals will collectively move to destroy...

A Memo to President Trump: Beware of the Green Card Bias

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This is a hard subject to talk about. President Trump and I belong to a generation when the natural law of "becoming American" was still operational, even for Indians who immigrated here in the 1960s....

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

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"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.