In his latest book, The American Spirit, historian David McCullough had the rare privilege of addressing a joint session of Congress in 1989.
McCullough has observed much in his 84 years, and written much more about the past in books, and the present in … Read More
Two things happened last week that received little attention, but are vital to our progress toward a more perfect union.
Last Thursday (Sept. 28), Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch spoke to The Fund for American Studies, a conservative, non-profit educational organization that teaches “the … Read More
During the month of August, comfortably ensconced in my “cone of silence,” I spent most of the time reading a variety of books. While all of them speak to various ethical values, many of the authors were simply good storytellers.
After listening to an interview … Read More
In one twenty-one day period, we witnessed the worst and the best this country can demonstrate.
August 11, 2017 began as a quiet day in the suburban town of Charlottesville, Virginia, and ended as a violent clash between several hundred Neo-Nazis, White Nationalists, Ku Klux … Read More
In a vigorous and powerful speech to the Senate yesterday (July 25), Arizona Senator John McCain wasn’t a Republican or Democrat; he spoke as an American and political figure fitted with the responsibility to do something for “the public good.”
He spoke less about the … Read More
There have been many issues on which I have disagreed with Senator John McCain. However, I respect the Arizona Republican for one simple reason: I trust him; I trust that he acts in the best interests of the country, not his own.
Last week, when … Read More
Everything action we take, large or small, has the potential to reveal character.
While most of my commentaries have involved weightier issues such as vaccinations, the death penalty, dishonesty, fraud and abuse, smaller acts take place every day that demonstrate who we are and what … Read More