You have a right to defend yourself. Be armed, be dangerous, be moral. — Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)

How can you equate morality with a vigilante who killed two people, Mr. Cawthorn? Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old Illinois teen who shot and killed two men and … Read More

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

Worth Remembering

“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 Spoke to the House

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, Same Message

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

Aaron Rodgers

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

The Poison We Live With

“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