Citizenship

Looking back over the past year we have faced the challenges of a lifetime.

During that past year, Pew Research has been asking American’s their views and reactions to the COVID-19 virus. How the virus has affected their lives. The results show a mix of … Read More

The Common Good

The good news is the level of vaccinations around the country is up. As of March 10, “At least 62,451,150 people or 19.0 percent of the population have received at least one dose,” reports USA Facts Covid vaccine tracker. “Overall, 32,904,161 people or 10.0 percent … Read More

Two stories about the coronavirus vaccine caught my attention. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’vvUo5QB5RDhdVjPBcG0h1Q’,sig:’HQXYBYOzpcsiDiKs4KQnAgmCZuLkGPIf61Ew0sv8gQo=’,w:’509px’,h:’339px’,items:’1276395298′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); In a recent letter to New York Times ethicist, Kwame Anthony Appiah, one reader writes: “I work for a hospital, but in an administrative job. I do Read More

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’fKBhGXf3Qcp7uYRXf4gURQ’,sig:’cuiwgHb54CccAts4BKj8Anom-P_MGkMORx3aUfWw018=’,w:’594px’,h:’455px’,items:’107231498′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); In 1941, as President Roosevelt remained reluctant to enter the war in Europe, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was dining with U.S. Ambassador John Gilbert Winant discussing England’s fate. Listening to the BBC, the radio station announced that … Read More

Among the books in my library is a series from TIME/LIFE entitled, The Decades. In words and images from 1910 to the 1990s, editors have distilled each decade’s most notable events. For example, the ’60s: Vietnam, racism, assassinations, Woodstock, the space program – each volume … Read More

I was all set to post Monday’s commentary Sunday night when I realized that it was another piece reacting to the chaos, and rage surrounding Washington. It was about the country living with a cancer of hate and division that has not been seen in … Read More

While Americans continue to struggle with a deadly virus and financial starvation, excellence in national leadership has been reduced to a group of toxic enablers that appeal to an insular “base” that promotes our worst impulses instead of our best. The ’60s suffered its own … Read More