Learning Democracy: Separation of Church and State in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country in which I have a special interest. I am half-Bulgarian. My father was born and raised in Bulgaria. So, I tend to keep an eye out for news articles about events of interest there. Bulgaria, like many of the Balkan countries, was controlled by the Ottoman Empire for centuries. That means... Continue Reading →


Universal Health Care – It’s Time

One of the most volatile political issues currently being discussed in the United States is universal health care, or to cal a spade a spade, socialized medicine. Health care costs in this country have gone totally crazy. It now costs me $53 for a fifteen-minute chat with my doctor. That is insane. There are many... Continue Reading →

Super Tuesday: Anaysis and Commentary

I knew that the Democratic race would come down to a face-off between Senator Clinton of New York (by way of Arkansas) and Senator Obama of Illinois. In their first major hwad-ro-head confrontation on a national stage yesterday, the results were very interesting, but inconclusive as far as picking a nominee goes. According to CNN,... Continue Reading →

Super Tuesday: And the winner is…

Do you think any of the candidates, Republican or Democrat, emerged from the madhouse of Super Tuesday with a clear edge over his/her competitors? I don't. I think that both races are still wide open. Anything can still happen, and probably will. I do thin that John McCain has a slight psychological edge at this... Continue Reading →

I Feel Spanked

In yesterday's issue of the New York Times, I read a column by Nicholas D. Kristoff, one of the regular columnists for the Times, that made feel like I had just bee taken to the wood shed. The column is entitled Evangelicals a Liberal Can Love and is very thought provoking. As those of you... Continue Reading →

Of Ogres, Onions and Monotheism

A 25-year-old man in Cairo, Egypt, born a Moslem, converted to Christianity at the age of 18. He recently appealed to the Egyptian courts to change the religion on his identity card to Christian, but the court denied his request. Here is the official statement from the judge: "Monotheistic religions were sent by God in... Continue Reading →

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