1940s couple on a picnic

How the American Dream Grew

If the seed of the American Dream was planted during the dark days of the Depression, germinated at the New York Worlds Fair of 1939, it was nurtured and cultivated during the sacrifices and deprivations of WWII. By wars end

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1940s couple on a picnic

How the American Dream Grew

If the seed of the American Dream was planted during the dark days of the Depression, germinated at the New York Worlds Fair of 1939, it was nurtured and cultivated during the sacrifices and deprivations of WWII. By wars end

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Inherited Dreams

Though it would be my parents generation, those who lived through the Great Depression and later rolled up their   collective sleeves, pitched in and sacrificed for the greater good in their fight against tyranny-who would be knighted by Tom Brokaw

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Inherited Dreams

Though it would be my parents generation, those who lived through the Great Depression and later rolled up their   collective sleeves, pitched in and sacrificed for the greater good in their fight against tyranny-who would be knighted by Tom Brokaw

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Introduction

For over half a century, Americans soaring confidence had always promised a sugar-frosted future filled with frost free fun and abundance and economic prosperity. But that Buoyant bubble of optimism has since gone bust. Along with our jobs, retirement funds

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Introduction

For over half a century, Americans soaring confidence had always promised a sugar-frosted future filled with frost free fun and abundance and economic prosperity. But that Buoyant bubble of optimism has since gone bust. Along with our jobs, retirement funds

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Suburbia For Sale

American Dream Foreclosed Whether a split level or a McMansion, the American Home has been the very embodiment of the American Dream. Once the mark of achievement, the suburban home was a solid investment, the guarantee of a secure future.

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Suburbia For Sale

American Dream Foreclosed Whether a split level or a McMansion, the American Home has been the very embodiment of the American Dream. Once the mark of achievement, the suburban home was a solid investment, the guarantee of a secure future.

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WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

retro voting

Vote

Every vote counts. Now more than ever. Nothing you do today will be more important than casting your vote. Please get out and vote. I just did.

retro voting

Vote

Every vote counts. Now more than ever. Nothing you do today will be more important than casting your vote. Please get out and vote. I just did.

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Impeachment – No Trick

Despite what Trump just tweeted about “a great witch hunt,” the only witch hunt today is not coming from the halls of Congress but are the ones going door to door for Halloween. Today the House has voted in taking

Impeachment – No Trick

Despite what Trump just tweeted about “a great witch hunt,” the only witch hunt today is not coming from the halls of Congress but are the ones going door to door for Halloween. Today the House has voted in taking

Fake News Fake Democracy

  If democracy dies in darkness, it should be no surprise that the Trump administration continues to dim the lights borne of truth. In a shady White House illuminated by the sinister glow of deception and lies, it is rich

Fake News Fake Democracy

  If democracy dies in darkness, it should be no surprise that the Trump administration continues to dim the lights borne of truth. In a shady White House illuminated by the sinister glow of deception and lies, it is rich

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Pittsburgh One Year After – Anti-Semitism Grows

  A year ago I was haunted by the ghosts of antisemitism. On a Shabbat morning, it reared its ugly head at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when a heavily armed white supremacist took out 11 lives in

jewish-star-of-david worn by German Jews

Pittsburgh One Year After – Anti-Semitism Grows

  A year ago I was haunted by the ghosts of antisemitism. On a Shabbat morning, it reared its ugly head at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh when a heavily armed white supremacist took out 11 lives in

Elijah Cummings

RIP Elijah Cummings, America’s Loss

I awoke shattered. Like so many, waking this morning to the tragic and shocking news of Elijah Cumming’s death was just heartbreaking. A voice of truth, outrage and social justice in a world of lies and corruption will be sorely

Elijah Cummings

RIP Elijah Cummings, America’s Loss

I awoke shattered. Like so many, waking this morning to the tragic and shocking news of Elijah Cumming’s death was just heartbreaking. A voice of truth, outrage and social justice in a world of lies and corruption will be sorely

Columbus- All American Hero

  Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. The noble spirit of 1492 rivaled that of 1776. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness of the Brothers Grimm, Uncle Sam spun a

Columbus- All American Hero

  Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. The noble spirit of 1492 rivaled that of 1776. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness of the Brothers Grimm, Uncle Sam spun a

Trump’s Fractured History

No, the Kurds did not help us in Normandy, but who can forget their brave heroics at the Bowling Green Massacre? The Kurds fought courageously in Kentucky. Yes, it won’t be long before Kellyane Conway waxes poetic thinking of the

Trump’s Fractured History

No, the Kurds did not help us in Normandy, but who can forget their brave heroics at the Bowling Green Massacre? The Kurds fought courageously in Kentucky. Yes, it won’t be long before Kellyane Conway waxes poetic thinking of the

Kurds Betrayed By Trump

On this somber day of Yom Kippur a day of reflection, it is against the backdrop of abandoning our allies. Today as I join along with other Jews  to attend Yizkor services to remember loved ones  lost, I am mourning

Kurds Betrayed By Trump

On this somber day of Yom Kippur a day of reflection, it is against the backdrop of abandoning our allies. Today as I join along with other Jews  to attend Yizkor services to remember loved ones  lost, I am mourning