Dis-Union Movement


From its beginnings, the union movement has worked on the principle of unity or solidarity. Union leaders recognized that they … More

Fire and the Wheel


The first two major inventions, or skills, mankind acquired were fire and the wheel. The first epitomizes the ability to … More

Where to Cut


President Obama named a “Deficit Commission” headed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson. They failed to come up with the … More

Us and Them


I cannot recall a period in my life when there has been such a strong sense of “Us and Them.” … More

What We All Know


It is very reassuring when we can deride those who have different political views because “everybody” knows that what they … More

Maryland in 2010


Note to my readers: This article is more detailed than my normal columns – I am unleashing my inner Michael … More

Only the Constitution


Whenever a document controls people’s lives, a group arises with the power to interpret its meaning. In Judaism, the Talmudic … More

Two Tenths


The Arizona immigration court case deals with the limits of the tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. What are the … More

Religion or …


The decision about the proposed new mosque near Ground Zero in New York would be an easy decision if we … More

Clean and Dirty


Political choices and policies have consequences. The choices made in the last 40 years have had serious consequences for the … More