The Missing Buffer Zone: The Middle Class

Disgraced former Senator and Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards used the phrase “two Americas” to define his campaign and to highlight the social stratification, or the hierarchical arrangement, between the wealthy and the working class.  The “two Americas” caught on as a popular metaphor.  On one hand, Edwards is right when he said that there…

Take it or face the consequences?

A while back, I wrote my opinion on the health care bill that was passed and signed.  A key point I stated was that  “if it does pass and gets signed, put it in use, see if it works.  If some parts of it is ineffective, go back to the table, straighten it out or…

Old School Methods Still Work

The fallout of the John Edwards paternity story was compelling to follow.  How does a esteemed Senator from North Carolina, and potential Presidential candidate fall so quickly into embarrassment and scorn? Most national media outlets would point to the National Inquirer, a weekly tabloid, for digging their heels and staying in pursuit of the rumors…