OF THOMAS PAYNE, AND UNCLE JOE

By Don  C. Reed “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.—Thomas Payne,...

OF ELEPHANTS, AND THE NATIONAL DEBT

By Don C. Reed What is the connection between  an  elephant and the national debt? Before  I get to that, I want to make  absolutely  clear that the financial expert  quoted in the  article  has  no connection with me  or my writing.   I just came across her testimony...

HOW THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY CAN WIN THE ELECTION

By Don C. Reed Remember that song from the classic musical, “PAJAMA GAME”? “Seven and a half cents doesn’t buy a hell of a lot. Seven and a half cents doesn’t mean a thing; but give it to me every hour, forty hours every week, and that’s enough for me to be living...

FIT TO BE PRESIDENT?

By Don C. Reed Consider the physical, moral and political attributes. A one -mile walk/run might reveal the physical fitness of the current leading candidates, former President Donald J. Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden. Let the candidates show up in gym shorts...

OF CROCODILES, MIKE JOHNSON, AND STEM CELL RESEARCH

By Don C. Reed As a long-time supporter of stem cell research, I was worried when social conservative Mike Johnson (R-LA) was chosen as the new Speaker of the House. He has a persuasive voice like the radio performer he once was, and a gentle smile: in short, he is a...

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