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By: Carol Morgan on December 7, 2013 - 5:41pm - Add new comment

In the last forty-eight hours, there’s been no shortage of tributes to Nelson Mandela, but I’m going to add another.  

How strange that the yardstick of time alters our regard for a person who’s an agent of change. Less than thirty years ago, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan regarded Nelson Mandela as a very dangerous man, a Communist and a political outlier. Today, the media (and even some Conservative GOP—gasp!!) pay their respects to him.

By: Carol Morgan on November 28, 2013 - 10:49am - Add new comment

In all fairness, if the retailers can start their buying frenzy season early, then I should be allowed to practice my usual holiday humbuggery early too.   

Today is Thanksgiving, yet there are many Americans who will miss reconnecting with family and telling stories, or even counting their blessings. Why? They're working today.

By: Carol Morgan on November 24, 2013 - 11:51am - Add new comment

The bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, was the greatest truth-teller of all times. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

We need to repeat that line from Julius Caesar over and over and over, instead of “Government is the problem.”

Daniel Patrick Moynihan once remarked, "If you have contempt for the government, then you'll get contemptible government." Our national contempt has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. We did it to ourselves. It's easier to motivate people to be skeptical, than to get them to act.

By: Carol Morgan on November 17, 2013 - 3:16pm - Add new comment

By: Carol Morgan on November 12, 2013 - 12:40pm - Add new comment

I didn’t participate in the Veteran’s Day celebrations yesterday, but I reflected on wars and those who are sent to fight them. All of my late uncles were veterans. My former husband was a highly decorated Marine Corps veteran who endured three tours of duty in Viet Nam. I'm painfully and personally aware of the often-ignored consequences of military service; stripped of the medals and uniforms.

By: Carol Morgan on November 12, 2013 - 12:28pm - Add new comment

By: Carol Morgan on November 8, 2013 - 11:36am - Add new comment

It was strange. On Tuesday, November 5th, 200,000 people marched through D.C. and thousands of others did the same in 800 cities across the world. The mostly youthful and clamoring hordes protested against worldwide government corruption in the Million Mask March.

By: Carol Morgan on October 29, 2013 - 10:00am - Add new comment

It’s been a little over a month since Tom Delay’s conviction was overturned and he’s already getting back in the game. According to a recent article in the Dallas Morning News, he says God is calling him to lead a constitutional revival. He referred to his legal battle and sentencing as his “time in the wilderness.” And then he remarked how glad he would be to get his concealed carry license back.