The “Trilling” Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor

The word empathy stirs up images of understanding, sensitivity, and the ability to vicariously identify with the feelings, thoughts and experiences of another. The expression, in some circles, is linked to the promotion of the belief that those who suffer have an inherent right to receive reparation, either in the …

Rules for Radical Horse Handlers

The definition of freedom is the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action, emancipation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. Like wild horses American citizens celebrate liberty with unfettered and unhindered sovereignty.  When constraint in choice or action is placed upon us, Americans …

“Barry’s Kids” Boomer Health Care Telethon

“If its pity, we’ll get some money.  I’m just giving you the facts. Pity.” Jerry Lewis, 2001 Every baby-boomer alive can probably recount the exact moment they saw  “crippled” children emerge from behind the curtain on the annual Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.  Seared in our minds are visions of handicapped …