Changes

Change is defined as to make or become different: “a proposal to change the law” and to alter, convert and transform. It also means to chart a new course.

With this week’s announcement by the Supreme Court that “Obamacare” is officially the law of the land, we think that this David Bowie song about change is quite appropriate.… [Read more]

The Ass and His Purchaser

A Fable by Aesop

A man wished to purchase an ass, and agreed with its owner that he should try him before he bought him.  He took the ass home, and put him in the straw-yard with his other asses, upon which he left all the others, and joined himself at once to the most idle and the greatest eater of them all. [Read more]

Government Health Care at its Finest

Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a new heart this past weekend. After several heart attacks — the first of which occurred in his 30s — it appears that the underused? overstressed heart he had was in need of a replacement. I wish him well; failing health is no joke.

Being ever hopeful I’m wondering if, with this change of heart, perhaps he will have a change of heart in various other matters?… [Read more]

Understanding the Separation of Church and State

There has been a lot of noise in the media and the campaign trails lately about the separation of church and state. Many different things are being said and not much of it is correct.

Let’s examine what “separation of church and state” really means as it applies to United States law, because that’s what it is.… [Read more]

Martina Davis-Correia: In Memoriam

In lieu of an article, Borderless News and Views is posting this letter from Jen Marlowe, critically acclaimed writer and director, human rights activist and creator of Donkeysaddle Projects. Ms. Marlowe sent us this appeal on behalf of the family of Martina Davis-Correia, activist and sister of the late Troy Davis.

For those who may not recall, Troy Davis was executed by the State of Georgia despite glaring discrepancies in evidence in the case against him; witnesses changed their testimony — and many of his supporters worldwide noted that evidence in the case had too many doubts for Davis to be executed.… [Read more]