October 2019

No Ordinary Joe

These days, Washington is loaded with bad news, cynicism, corruption, and perhaps more division than we have all seen in our lifetimes. But at Thirteenth Street and Potomac Avenue, the kindness of strangers still exists and … so does gratitude.

As reported by WUSA, channel … Read More

In the midst of trouble and turmoil in our nation’s Capitol, a giant of a man, a fervent spokesman of equality for all and a representative of the state of Maryland quietly passed from this world. And the divisive infighting in Congress paused for a … Read More

Much has been said regarding General James Mattis’ speech at a recent event. Here’s my take.

James Mattis, one of America’s foremost generals, served and led in the Gulf War, as well as wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, later serving as Donald Trump’s secretary of … Read More

Even as Gordon Sondland – appointed by Trump as ambassador to the European Union – was testifying in a closed-door session in Congress, Mick Mulvaney, the president’s acting chief of staff, held a little press conference in the White House publicly saying what we allRead More

José Andrés is the celebrity chef known round the world, not just for his popular cuisines, but as commander-in-chef and founder of World Central Kitchen.

Not only does he go to countries ravaged by hurricanes and floods, he literally feeds millions. “Nearly two … Read More

The only time I watch Fox News is when Shepard Smith is the anchor for the mid-day news, the factual news, the honest news, not the distortions put forth by those so-called opinion guys on the network.

It really isn’t surprising that the vast majority … Read More

Deal with the Devil

Wednesday’s commentary was an attempt to put a light spin on what has grown into a clear constitutional crisis amid the silence of most Republicans.

After Trump’s surprise announcement that he will pull American troops from Syria and abandon not only the Kurds who are … Read More

THIS … IS… JEOPARDY!

“Here are today’s contestants: “He’s the millionaire Utah Senator who ran for president and lost… say hello to… Mitt Romney; she’s the 20-year Senator from Maine, Susan Collins. And finally, she’s the freshman Wyoming Representative whose father once served as vice-president… say hello to… LizRead More

Two Uplifting Stories

Two recent stories prove two things: first that there is much more to the news than what happens in Washington; second, that sportsmanship and compassion are alive and well. In the 5000-meter race of the Track and Field World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Jonathan Busby … Read More

500,000

That’s how many doses of oxycodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl and other opioids Virginia Dr. Joel Smithers illegally dispensed to patients over a two year period.

In a press release from the Department of Justice in the Western State of Virginia (May 9), “…Smithers, a Martinsville-based doctor, … Read More