Politics

President Trump must’ve missed CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360  the other night when Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz recommended that the president get a personal lawyer and “zip it! …stop tweeting… stop talking…”

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – an oasis of rationality – … Read More

There’s a moment in the film Patton where America’s World War II general has been sidelined from command and stationed in a French château after criticizing U.S. allies, slapping an enlisted soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress and calling him a coward.

General Bedell Smith explains … Read More

Look, let’s get serious here; the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Trump while the director is in the midst of an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is not normal.

Senator John McCain called Trump’s actions “unprecedented,” The … Read More

Courtesy Dan Piraro – Bizarro.com

Since June 2015, when he first announced his candidacy, Donald Trump has proven himself to be the most dismissive, divisive, defensive, histrionic, ill-tempered, sexist, Islamaphobic, bigoted, blame-laying, responsibility-evading, transparency-avoiding, media-needy, media-hating (except for stories about him that he likes), … 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

One of the most iconic images in Hollywood film is a static black and white picture of a pair of train tracks trailing into a distant western landscape.

By itself, it doesn’t seem to say much. However, in the western classic High Noon, the … Read More

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Twenty-five years before the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, an incident took place that squarely placed the issue of slavery before the public and the courts.

In 1839, … Read More