Tag Archives: Common Decency

Two Separate Americas Now

A week off didn’t help. Nothing changed. Joe Biden announced he’s running for president. He wants to bring back decency and compassion to public life, or at least to American politics. Trump continues to tell America to sneer at everyone … Continue reading

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Searching for Decency

Pittsburgh was a long time ago. Pittsburgh is not supposed to be in the news, not here in Hollywood. Many of us were born there, grew up there, and then left for the real world. Ross Township just north of … Continue reading

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The Coming Unpleasantness

Pittsburgh used to be Mister Rogers’ neighborhood – that iconic children’s show about common decency was a local production. Then the nation embraced it. Fred Rogers was a good man. He was “the” good man, and somehow this was inevitable: … Continue reading

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An Honorable Adventure

There’s nothing wrong with being conservative. Being cautious about change is a good thing. Being prudent with the limited funds available to government is a good thing. There might be such a thing as a good conservative, and a fine … Continue reading

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The Shift to Common Decency

It’s still sinking in. After Charleston, all that Republican and Fox News talk about black “thugs” and black folks with no sense of personal responsibility had to stop, and they had to give up on the Confederate flag too. Then things … Continue reading

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No Going Back Now

Times change – and everyone seems to think the days of print are over. Newspapers are dying fast – shrinking in size, with less there to actually read than ever before, because they’ve shed reporters and whole bureaus, as there … Continue reading

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Fallout Day

Sometimes a slow news day is a good thing – everyone needs time to recover and put things in perspective. And this was the week that Obama finally endorsed same-sex marriage – as a basic right and a matter of … Continue reading

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