Last Friday (Jan. 25), when Trump announced that he would temporarily end the government shutdown without funding for his wall (for now), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered the right response: no gloating, no victory lap, no expressions of, “we won, you lost!”
Trump likes to … Read More
“Individual faults and fragilities are no excuse to give in, and no exemption from the common obligation to give of ourselves. Today, more than ever before, I believe that each of us as individuals must not only struggle to make a better world, but to … Read More
Eighteenth century French philosopher Voltaire once observed, “Common sense is not so common.”
In Washington, it’s virtually extinct.
But if you travel Northwest to Columbus, Ohio, you will find one man who reflects the kind of practical intelligence we need right now.
In case anyone … 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
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
At the 1991 confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, law professor and former co-worker of Thomas, Anita Hill, gave graphic testimony regarding allegations of sexual harassment.
As reported by CBS News (Sept.19), here’s some of what Hill had to sit through.
Republican Senator … Read More