Let’s Try

Last month Arizona Senator Jeff Flake delivered a declaration on the floor of the Senate worthy of Daniel Webster, about  how, lately, “…our democracy is more defined by our discord and our dysfunction than by our own values and principles.”

He offered a passionate plea … Read More

A Leader Not Forgotten

A few months ago I learned about the dedication of a statue of John Gilbert Winant from Concord resident and college professor Stephen Ambra.

“Who the heck is John Gilbert Winant?” I asked.

“He’s one of this country’s great unsung heroes of World War II,” … Read More

The Road to Washington

That’s right. Those two zany congressmen from Texas are off on the wildest, funniest road they’ve ever traveled! … And you’re along for the ride!

Starring “Beto” O’Rourke, a Democrat and Will Hurd, a Republican

(Cue the music)

O’Rourke: “We’re off on the road … Read More

For the past sixteen months there has been a lot of talk that America has lost its way; that we are weak; that we have somehow, lost our greatness.

If that is true, then why do so many want to come to this country, attend … Read More

When I learned that President Obama had decided to visit Hiroshima while in Japan for the Group-7 meeting next week, the first person I contacted was David Krieger.

Secretary of State John Kerry, center left, with Japan’s foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, at Peace Memorial Park … Read More

He’s Going!

In April, I wrote a commentary encouraging President Obama to visit Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and others the Hiroshima Peace Memorial — the remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall in Hiroshima, Japan.

As reported in … Read More

A New Hope

Every year newspapers put forth editorials about expectations for the New Year. Looking back, 2015 has been perhaps, the most unsettling in the first decade of the new millennium.

With the rise of the Islamic State, we have seen a global war by a group … Read More