Call & Response

I still love “Call & Response.”  I think the nation should try it.  I think the world will be better for it. But wait, I’m starting in the middle.  Sorry. As a kid growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, I attended the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with my family.  Our minister, Rev. William D. Booth, was […]

Of Mice, Men, and Presidents

Conventional wisdom holds that elections are decided on domestic–especially pocketbook–issues. That certainly seemed to be the case last November 4 when nearly 67 million Americans voted for Barack Obama. Exit polls demonstrated that the public considered Obama’s plan to arrest the downward spiral of the economy to be vastly superior to John McCain’s, whose foreign […]

If I Had a Rocket Launcher . . .

David Ben-Gurion confessed to Zionist official Nahum Goldmann that he understood the Palestinian fury.  “Sure, God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them?  There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault?  They only see one thing: We have come here and stolen their country.” [Quoted in […]