June 2021

“If it’s naïve to want peace instead of war, let ‘em make sure they say, I’m naïve. Because I want peace instead of war.” — Benjamin Ferencz

Right now, I can’t think of a more important time in the country and the world where we … Read More

This is what irresponsibility looks like, where dishonesty thrives and “loyalty” trumps rationality.

This isn’t a close call. This isn’t, well, you know, it might have been this, or maybe that. No. The January 6 attack on the Capitol building by fervent Trump supporters and … Read More

“Cop Tips Waitress $2M”

That’s what a New York tabloid headline read in the romantic comedy, “It Could Happen to You.” The Bridget Fonda, Nicolas Cage movie is about a cop who, short of cash for a tip in a restaurant, makes a deal with the waitress. “I’ll come … Read More

Entitlement

Entitlement is the new justification where people behave badly believing they can pretty much do whatever they want by claiming… “It’s my right to (fill in the blank).” They feel entitled to refuse to wear masks and social distance (even though federal guidelines are intended … Read More

Mending Wall

“Man is free at the instant he wants to be.” – Voltaire

Looking up at the nation’s Capitol, two small children, a boy and girl, were standing at the bottom of the steps looking up, awed by the size and brilliance of the white building. … Read More

It’s Not Over

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It’s Over!

With the rate of vaccinations continuing to rise and the number of COVID-19 cases declining, Americans are jumping back into life.

Yesterday, California’s governor announced that the state was open for business with a few guidelines. “Californians who are two weeks removed from their last … Read More

Who We Once Were and Can Be Again

TIME magazine raised a critical issue with implications that go beyond last year’s election. “To the victor goes a nation divided. A nation split over its place in the world, over its basic values, over its future direction. … the Uncivil War is likely to … Read More

…it’s about us. It’s about those who support him, those who mimic, tweet, or Facebook his outrage and lies, and those who remain silent. He’s no longer president. He no longer has direct control of our lives. There’s nothing left but the clown show of … Read More

Eye-to-Eye

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’C1inchVtRbFoMmE2XiTl8g’,sig:’i0hw1eNlM2lTzUThGUb1V2S4SvtOtEQkAZKbPjIYgMU=’,w:’594px’,h:’396px’,items:’1233257385′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); Thirty-one minutes and forty-three seconds into his speech at the GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire, former Vice-President Mike Pence said this about the January 6th insurrection of the Capitol building and President Trump: “…I don’t Read More