May 2016

Maj. John Baldwin (Ret.) is a good friend, former vascular surgeon who served in Vietnam and frequent reader of this site. He submitted the following story to me about former classmate and Vietnam POW Maj. Glenn Wilson. It begins with finding a bracelet.

When the … Read More

Last February, I wrote how Elaine Harmon, a member of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots (WASP), was refused burial at Arlington National Cemetery. While not technically considered part of the military, nevertheless Harmon and her colleagues provided a vital service during World … Read More

The Power of Persistence

From time to time, people contact me for a variety of reasons. Some tell me stories. Some ask for help. Some even send books.

After reading my commentary, The Wrath of Kant, former high school English teacher and author Bill Kraft offered to send … Read More

This month’s ethical snapshot goes from the absurd to the absurder and some good news .

Who/what is this dog?

Who are the Never Trumps? –

Contrary to Trump’s zealous base, there are a group of conservative donors who are unwilling to contribute to Trump’s … Read More

When I learned that President Obama had decided to visit Hiroshima while in Japan for the Group-7 meeting next week, the first person I contacted was David Krieger.

Secretary of State John Kerry, center left, with Japan’s foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, at Peace Memorial Park … Read More

What is Religious Freedom?

In another move that can only be described by many as bizarre, North Carolina’s governor decided to sue the federal government over a recent state law limiting bathroom access for transgender people.

Governor Pat McCrory on Meet The Press

North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory … Read More

Eat It!

October 2, 2015: a date… which will live… in infamy; at least for one journalist.

That look of utter defeat on Washington Post Columnist Dana Milbank’s face comes as a consequence of a promise he made last year.

“I’m so certain Trump won’t win the … Read More