Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.
I don't know about you, but over the last few years I've become more aware of patriotic expression in our public life.
Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and asked "How long?" His words ring as true today as ever.
In Washington, hostility toward socialism and even socialist orientations remain the order of the day.
Let Lincoln's words lead us back to remembering that this is a day of humility and healing, not of seeking bargains before the sun has set.
"We honor your work" describes a view that the production of goods and services is the result of people making a daily sacrifice so that modern civilization can exist.
Some categories not covered by the executive order need to be brought out of the shadows, perhaps under another order in the future.
It takes a special kind of hubris for a celebrity to hold up his real self for us to admire while making a fool out of lost souls and deadbeats.
Seventy-three percent of polled Americans believe corruption in government is widespread; but there is a more subtle form of corruption, even less transparent.
As I drive along, I notice the landscape is ever changing. Walmarts and dollar stores sprout from empty lots.