October 2018

In less than seven days we have seen: what has now grown to 15 pipe bombs delivered to top Democrats, actor Robert DeNiro and cable news network CNN by vocal Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc; a school shooting near Charlotte, North Carolina; white racist Gregory Bush … Read More

#This I Pledge

The political poison that has infected the electorate can no longer be ignored.

Each incident – from the shooting of congressional Republicans on a baseball field last year, to the venomous Senate hearings last month – raises the threat toward greater violence.

Given the most … Read More

Credibility

“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. It is as simple as that.” ~ Edward R. Murrow, 20th century journalist in testimony before a Congressional Committee, May 1963

Let’s face it, … Read More

Historian Jon Meacham has become a reliable storyteller of past presidents. They come alive in his pages through the many stories that illustrate who they were and what they stood for. However, in The Soul of America – the Battle for Our Better Angels, … Read More

Who?

Taylor Swift is a most unlikely political firebrand, and yet the 28-year old pop singer is stirring up voters in her adopted home state of Tennessee like no one else.

In an Instagram post to 112 million of her followers (yes, that’s right, one-third of … Read More

Act Now or We’re Cooked

The evidence doesn’t get any clearer than this.

A heat map showing how temperatures are soaring across the planet. Photograph: Climate Change Institute/University of Maine

“Do what science demands before it is too late.”

That’s United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in a direct warning … Read More

Eighteenth century French philosopher Voltaire once observed, “Common sense is not so common.”

In Washington, it’s virtually extinct.

But if you travel Northwest to Columbus, Ohio, you will find one man who reflects the kind of practical intelligence we need right now.

In case anyone … Read More