Category: "ACT NOW"

Who?s Counting? And Who Counts?

January 4th, 2012
What can I tell you about the Iowa Republican Primary that you don?t know already? That Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were neck and neck for most of the evening? That Romney ?won? by only eight votes? That libertarian Ron Paul was close on their… more »

Footprints on the Sands of Time

December 31st, 2011
My last post about the life and death of Dr. Margaret Burns found its way to more readers than I?ve ever had, and I followed up with a piece in Obit Magazine online ( that brought this remarkable woman?s life to the attention of even… more »

Gerrymandering, Now a Motion Picture

April 18th, 2011
Elbridge Gerry signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation, but he refused to sign the Constitution because there was no Bill of Rights. He was our fifth vice president, but nationally he?s most remembered for his partisan… more »

A Democrat Disappoints

November 8th, 2009
The sun was setting a bright orange-red behind the Statue of Liberty on a recent evening when I visited the newly updated South Ferry terminal in Manhattan. But like the groups of commuters who flocked to the ferry on their way to Staten Island, I… more »