“It’s good to be the King!”  – Mel Brooks, “History of the World Part I” President Trump has fifty days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. While the Covid-19 virus remains the top priority for both the incoming president and Congress, there are steps … Read More

“No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried.…” – Winston Churchill We think of America as exceptional, the leader of the … Read More

How Can We Restore Our Faith in One Another?

I begin with a conversation I had with documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns. “The most powerful guiding principle in my life,” Burns begins, “has been and is now the conviction that the past is indeed prologue and we cannot know where we are headed if we … Read More

With Republicans’ utter lack of integrity in cowering to President Trump’s daily recklessness, their blatant irresponsibility in not passing a much-needed stimulus bill to help the very blue-collar families that support the president, and the thousands of supporters marching in streets chanting the same “rigged … Read More

Resilience

Amid the political and coronavirus turmoil, it’s time we turn to a story that demonstrates the best we can be.

After a launch delay due to Tropical Storm Eta, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule successfully launched last night carrying four astronauts to … Read More

“God Help Us”

“Who’s going to come in behind me? It’s going to be a real ‘yes man.’ And then God help us.”

Those alarming words come from former secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, who was fired by Trump in a tweet. In an exclusive interview with the… Read More

In October 1962, an American U-2 reconnaissance flight discovered Russian offensive missiles in Cuba, posing a direct threat to the United States. In the film adaptation of Robert Kennedy’s Thirteen Days, about the Cuban missile crisis, the United States and Russia stood at the … Read More