State of the Union


"X" marks the spot (keep out. keep out.), a photo by find myself a city to live in on Flickr.Chicago, IL South Side 2013 "Tonight, I propose a “Fix-It-First” program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. And…

We Must Never Allow America to Become European.


"Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who served as a missionary in France and recently toured Europe, said Obama is determined to impose a Euro-style welfare state on the U.S. at the expense of free enterprise."-Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2012 And here are some ominous photos, taken from Google Street Maps, which show the dangers…

Epitaph for a Weak President and Lost Nation.


© Richard Juilliart (richardjuilliart.com), originally uploaded by richardjuilliart.com. I did not write this, but the writer who did, printed in today's NY Times, encapsulates and summarizes my sad feelings about the state of America and the weak character of our Chief Executive: "When George W. Bush was President, I was ashamed of my country. Ashamed…

Infrastructure Photos from Around the World.


Photo: by Juan n'Only President Obama spoke today about infrastructure underinvestment in America and the critical need to finance and rebuild public construction projects in the US. Our decaying roads, substandard transportation, shabby airports, underfunded parks, collapsing bridges; all of these are evidence of how America is falling apart. We need to invest in our…

War and Health Care.


War and health care. These are the two big issues I care about. Even as I look for work, being unemployed for some time now, I think that our nation must end its destructive and expensive interference in other nation's affairs, and bring our spending priorities and needs back to the US. Obama has not…

The Nation: Obama at Year One.


From THE NATION: Adolph Reed Jr. Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania Adolph Reed Jr. Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania "In January 1996 I wrote the following about Barack Obama in my Village Voice column: "In Chicago, we've gotten a foretaste of the new breed of foundation-hatched black communitarian voices; one of…