To mandate, or not to mandate, that is the question. For 18 months, Americans have tolerated masks, travel, and event restrictions, and virtual home hibernation. “Overall in the United States, 74.1 percent of Americans over five years old have at least one coronavirus shot, and … Read More
“You see George, you’ve really had a wonderful life. Don’t you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?”— Clarence the angel, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
It’s a Wonderful Life has become a staple during the holiday season, (except for … Read More
If I were a member of the House of Representatives, here’s what I would’ve said to my colleagues last week.
A member of this body recklessly posted an animated video that depicted them killing another member. We all know the difference between right and wrong. … Read More
Three stories this week are linked by a common thread: Defiance. “I’m telling you right now,” Trump ally Steve Bannon told reporters outside an FBI field office in Washington, “this is going to be the misdemeanor from hell for Merrick Garland, Nancy Pelosi and Joe … Read More
Next Monday’s commentary, If I Could Speak to House Members, is not just about the censure of Arizona Representative Paul Gosar. “If the vaccine is so great, how come people are still getting Covid and spreading Covid and unfortunately, dying from Covid?”— Aaron … Read More
“Rot in hell.” “Traitor.” Washington has become ground zero for a poisonous virus fueled by Donald Trump.
After 13 Republicans joined Democrats in a bipartisan bill on rebuilding America’s infrastructure—something most Americans need and want—they’re met with insults because the bill was part of a … Read More
“Courage shows up all the time in this world and often without any fanfare.”—Michael Keaton, in a 2018 speech honoring the centennial celebration of the founding of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission by Andrew Carnegie.
On July 20, 2012 the horrific shooting an Aurora, … Read More
Revisiting Jon Meacham’s book, The Soul of America, I was struck by a quote by historian and civil rights activist, W.E.B. Dubois. Writing in Black Reconstruction in America, Dubois observes, “Back of the writing, yelling, cruel-eyed demons who break, destroy, maim and lynch … Read More
Every Republican in Congress who has dismissed, downplayed, falsely labeled, remained silent, or criticized the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol should be required to watch Four Hours at The Capitol in its entirety.
Except they won’t. Why? Because their … Read More