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How Does the Country Come Together? Part 2
Who is David Brody and what makes him so special? Continuing my series to answer to two questions: How do we reconcile the divisiveness of Trump with our values as Americans? How does the country come together, again? Of all the journalists — from mainstream media to Breitbart — David Brody enjoys unprecedented access to the Trump administration like no...
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May 18, 2018
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How Does the Country Come Together?
The genesis for this series began when I read a Forbes article, Trump’s Support Is More About the Personal, Not the Ideological (May 6), authored by pollster and friend John Zogby. It led me to search for the answer to two questions: How do we reconcile the divisiveness of Trump with our values as Americans? How does the country come...
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May 16, 2018
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The Ethical Take: Good News (for a change)
Even though the turmoil in Washington tends to suck all the oxygen out of the news cycle each week, there are positive stories that deserve our attention and appreciation. Here are three. Waffle House Hero – Last month, James Shaw, Jr., who, at the risk to his own life, prevented a gunman from taking more lives by wrestling the gun...
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May 14, 2018
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James Comey, Conclusion
Much has been debated about former FBI Director James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, regrettably most of it focused on Comey’s interactions with Donald Trump, which amounts to 64 pages out of 277, only 23 percent. At the Trump Tower meeting, Comey, along with the other heads of the intelligence community, meet the president-elect to brief...
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May 11, 2018
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James Comey, Part 3
With last month’s release of former FBI Director James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, much has been parsed, dissected and run through the echo chamber of cable news. The question partisan critics continue to rail on: how many lies does Comey tell in his book? The answer: none. Throughout the 277 pages that cover Comey’s life...
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May 10, 2018
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James Comey, Part 2
Continuing my look at the interviews of James Comey on the release of his book, Higher Loyalty, Truth, Lies and Leadership. By far, the most interesting Q&A came between the former FBI director and students from William and Mary College in a Town Hall format broadcast by CNN. This exchange offers more discussion covering the legality of the release of...
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May 8, 2018
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James Comey, Part 1
How we, as a country, ever reached a point where we would have to choose between the credibility of a man who was a former U.S. Attorney, U.S. Deputy Attorney General, and Director of the FBI, and the credibility of a sitting U.S. president marks a sad chapter in American history. At the end of the last part of this...
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May 7, 2018
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Pushback
COMING MONDAY: James Comey – the interviews and the book! Former NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw is the latest high-profile individual to be accused of sexual harassment by a female colleague. As reported by Variety (Apr. 26), former NBC reporter Linda Vester “…alleged that Brokaw physically tried to force her to kiss him on two separate occasions, groped her in...
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May 2, 2018
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To Tell the Truth
I remember watching a popular TV game show where a panel of celebrities would watch as three individuals would stand before them each claiming to be the same person. A statement was read describing some unusual adventure or occupation. The task for the panelists was to ask a series of questions of each person in order to determine who the...
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April 30, 2018
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Yes, You Are!
Last Sunday, April 22, a 29-year old man entered a Waffle House restaurant near Antioch, Tennessee armed with an assault-style rifle prepared to kill many of the restaurants patrons. Taking cover behind a swinging door, James Shaw, Jr. and his best friend, Brennan McMurry, looked for a moment to take action against the shooter. As reported by The New York...
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April 26, 2018

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Memo to Democrats: Don’t Gloat
Note: On assignment, but I’ll be back! No high-fives. No victory laps. No champagne room. You’re not out of the woods, yet. Watching Democratic leadership...
The Bird is The Word
“A-well-a everybody’s heard about the bird! Bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word A-well-a bird, bird, bird, bird is the word . . . ”—The Trashmen,...
Stand for What’s Right!
Integrity: firm adherence to a code of moral values—uprightness. A rap star spouts antisemitic and anti-Black remarks and refuses to apologize. A basketball star apologizes...
The Lies of Alex Jones: Contemptible, Now, ACCOUNTABLE!
Returning to duty Monday, November 7! Alex Jones, the belligerent, hostile, influential media host of Infowars was held accountable for his lies concerning the murder...
Great Moments in Republican Hypocrisy
How much toxicity can American democracy take before it collapses? Here’s pro-life conservative pundit Dana Loesch speaking about the scandal surrounding former pro-football player, anti-abortion...
Yvon Chouinard’s Extraordinary Gift
With all the chaos and destruction brought about by Washington and an unprecedented hurricane, one story has received only moderate attention. Before Yvon Chouinard became...