Monthly Archives: November 2012

Truths About the American Way

In the real world, Clark Kent would have been forced out of newspapers years ago. Too old. And in today’s world of American newspapers, even Superman couldn’t replace the lost ad revenues that has decimated news staffs. But in the latest comic book series, Superman’s writers don’t have Clark Kent stand and deliver those truths […]

Nickel and Dimed in Portland

Liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, left-wing or right-wing. It’s all about the money. In Portland, Ore., voters were especially generous with money this past Election Day. They approved three tax measures, including a record-setting, half-billion dollar school bond to renovate three high schools, a K-8 school, update eight science labs and make seismic improvements. But […]

Obama’s America, Romney’s America

Suppose a distant relative showed up at your door, down on his luck and needing a place to stay. You don’t really know this person, but you feel sorry for him. And you want to set a good example for your kids. Compassion in action. So you turn over a spare room to this relative. […]