Bill Shein lives in western Massachusetts. His syndicated newspaper column, "Reason Gone Mad," is a three-time winner of the National Press Club Award for Humor. Connect with him at http://www.reasongonemad.com.
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011
It's Time for Change, Not Celebration
I’d like to propose that we, as Americans, reserve boisterous chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” for events other than war, killing, and death. Instead, let’s repeat our nation’s initials and wave American flags when we cut our ballooning child-poverty rate in half, and then by three-quarters, and then to zero.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
The Decade's Missed Opportunities
How to best sum up the first decade of this century? Frank Rich, the New York Times columnist, recently used the Tiger Woods story to suggest that the 00's were years of fantasy and denial, where we believed what we wanted to believe, despite facts and evidence. He's right.