Honesty

Just Tell Us The Truth

In 2005, I was speaking to a group of teachers, students, administrators and alumni at the Penn State Forum. During the Q&A that followed, one audience member asked, “if you only had five minutes to speak with the president of the United States, what would Read More

“Festival of Truth”

“Terror is nothing other than prompt, severe, inflexible justice.” – Robespierre While the French revolutionary’s words ignited an uprising that ultimately overturned the despotic empire of Louis XVI and opened France to new age, his words resonate today, but not in the way he originally … Read More

It’s a Dumb Rule

Standing before a judge to fight a traffic ticket was a matter of principle to me. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’vNUsBhgIRmV3RHVLPCF3iQ’,sig:’F-bGfsd_8dur2egDvo0u5lCW-NXkVVCOmS6_z44mwZk=’,w:’594px’,h:’396px’,items:’1324597956′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); Back in my college days I was helping a friend move. I had loaded up my car with boxes and was … Read More

An Undiminished Devotion

In 1826, a month before the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to Washington publisher, and civic leader Robert C. Weightman declining an invitation to attend next month’s celebration due to his “sufferings and sickness.” While the first reading … Read More

This is what irresponsibility looks like, where dishonesty thrives and “loyalty” trumps rationality.

This isn’t a close call. This isn’t, well, you know, it might have been this, or maybe that. No. The January 6 attack on the Capitol building by fervent Trump supporters and … Read More

It’s Over!

With the rate of vaccinations continuing to rise and the number of COVID-19 cases declining, Americans are jumping back into life.

Yesterday, California’s governor announced that the state was open for business with a few guidelines. “Californians who are two weeks removed from their last … Read More

…it’s about us. It’s about those who support him, those who mimic, tweet, or Facebook his outrage and lies, and those who remain silent. He’s no longer president. He no longer has direct control of our lives. There’s nothing left but the clown show of … Read More