Recent Commentaries

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He Doesn’t Think It’s Okay, And You Shouldn’t, Either!
After President Trump attacked Adam Schiff, the Democratic Chairman of the House Committee on Intelligence, Republicans on that committee called on Schiff to resign. In a powerful statement (about 3:22 in), during today’s committee hearing, Congressman Schiff perfectly summarizes why some Republicans have become morally bankrupt. “I’m going to turn to our witnesses who are the subject of our hearing...
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March 28, 2019
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After Mueller: What I Hope For
Now that the special counsel investigation has ended, I offer this hopeful prayer: – I hope the American public will be permitted to see the entire report absent any material that is deemed 6(e), which by law, cannot be made public. I hope that they see that report well before the 2020 election. – I hope Republicans and Democrats can...
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March 26, 2019
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Crooks, Liars and Polls
Special Sunday Edition U.S. Attorney General William Barr is working with top Department of Justice Officials to compile “principal conclusions” from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. While everyone is speculating what those conclusions will reveal, it’s important to remember what has already happened, as reported by Vox (Mar. 22). Michael Flynn: Trump’s national security adviser, on one count of lying...
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March 24, 2019
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Why We Should All See the Mueller Report
Due to the release of the Mueller Report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, I am re-posting this commentary which originally appeared on March 6. After almost two years of investigative work examining “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and any matters that arose or may arise directly...
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March 23, 2019
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I humbly submit this small request to members of Congress (and others): Stop Tweeting Responses to “President” Trump’s Inane Tweets! Since taking office, Trump has tweeted more than 37,000 times (that’s not a typo)! Every time a member of Congress responds, it only gives this man the attention he desperately craves. I don’t care if you are a Democrat, Republican,...
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March 22, 2019
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The Haves v. The Have-Nots
When federal prosecutors charged more than two dozen wealthy parents with bribery, and fraud for using substitute test-takers and false athletic records to gain their kids’ admissions to top colleges, many in the media were not surprised. “This large-scale grift,” Willa Paskin writes in Slate (Mar. 12), “is a window into the ethical and moral rot of our supposedly meritocratic...
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March 20, 2019
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How Do We Heal Hate?
“No nation, no society has ever changed this much, this fast. Now, before you start calling anyone bigoted, consider – and be honest – how would you feel if that happened in your neighborhood? Doesn’t matter how nice the immigrants are, they probably are nice… That’s not the point. The point is, this is more change than human beings are...
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March 18, 2019
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Trump TV
“If the people don’t have the facts, democracy doesn’t work.” – Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson, in a statement before sentencing former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort The extent to which Fox News personalities have embedded themselves, literally, into the Trump administration is breathtakingly immoral. Let’s begin with the obvious. According to PunditFact, of 171 statements made by Fox News...
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March 15, 2019
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Lindenberger’s Choice
It’s safe to say that, at one time or other, most teens rebel against their parents. For Ethan Lindenberger that rebellion took an unexpected turn. When Lindenberger became a legal adult at 18, he chose to get the necessary vaccinations that his parents had avoided. “I had grown up with my mom being very staunch and open about her position...
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March 13, 2019
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Courage, Grace and Humor
In a selfless and sobering video message, long-time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced to his fans that he has been diagnosed with stage-4 pancreatic cancer. But it was the way Trebek told this highly personal story that matters. “Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being...
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March 11, 2019