Accountability

“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. It is as simple as that.” ~ Edward R. Murrow, 20th century journalist in testimony before a Congressional Committee, May 1963

Let’s face it, … Read More

Act Now or We’re Cooked

The evidence doesn’t get any clearer than this.

A heat map showing how temperatures are soaring across the planet. Photograph: Climate Change Institute/University of Maine

“Do what science demands before it is too late.”

That’s United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in a direct warning … Read More

After two weeks of turmoil and rage, what more could possibly happen?

We’ve given up the common ground for my ground. We’ve gone from dissent to disrespect; from disrespect to hatred. Before we face the next bitter Division Du Jour, perhaps it’s time for us … Read More

With Two Updates —

Last night, before the close of the Senate’s business, before reading the FBI report that is scheduled to be available to Senators as early as 8:00 am this morning, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I am filing cloture (closure) … Read More

The Reckoning

Alex Jones – the radio/internet hate host and false conspiracy theorist – has been banned from most social media platforms… finally!

iTunes, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube all removed his audio and video material from their platforms, saying Jones violated their policies on … Read More

At the end of this commentary, I will ask a question of Republican Senate Judiciary Committee members.

After watching several moments of the committee’s hearing with sexual assault victim Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, followed by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, several things stood out.

The … Read More

This story first ran on June 1, 2009, but I’m bringing it back because of a personal post script.

At the time, steroid use in baseball was the hot topic, but my attention was drawn to another aspect of cheating.

Although I believe steroid use … Read More