What does it mean if there is no middle class?

I like this piece of art.  It exemplifies the state of American politics.  The American flag and money.  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders denounce the role of wealth in politics (amplified by the US Supreme Court) and the widening gap on income inequality.  For many it is an abstract warning, for others, fuel for anger.  […]

An action adventure about 22nd century slavery and a heroic protagonist with a fluid sense of sexuality

I admit being totally transfixed by this photo of a bald eagle. I saw one some years ago, alive and defiant, perched a few feet away at a library fundraiser for our new Environmental Center. The raptor had been injured and was brought by caregivers who were restoring it to health. They kept misting its eyes to keep it calm. I couldn’t look away.

This is the symbol of America. Ben Franklin preferred the turkey. In a letter to his daughter in 1784, he said the eagle was of bad moral character and the turkey far more respectable and “a true original Native of America.” Personally, I’m glad he lost on that issue. A turkey face is just not the same.