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Squelching dissent

I wonder if any member of that staff has the temerity to perhaps even hint to Mr. Trump that he may be overreaching himself, embarrassing himself, damaging his party, undermining his status and power, or all of the above.
Can We Heal Our Divide?

Can we heal our divide?

Recent events in Charlottesville, VA and other cities across the United States are highlighting the ever-deepening divisions in this country.
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Sowing the wind

The United States has a new President and possibly the most divisive one since Abraham Lincoln at the outbreak of the Civil War.

The Emperor’s new clothes

There is evidently no need to confuse the adoring crowds with the truth.

The continuing soap opera of the Trump presidency

Could there be a deeply concealed strategy to all this confusion and lack of maturity as demonstrated by Mr. Trump?

Whose Ox is Being Gored?

Naively, I hope for a higher standard from our leaders...
gun control


I am at a loss to understand how banning guns for law abiding citizens would increase safety and lower the violent crime rate.

Can it get any worse?

Just when I think that there can be no lower bottom, my President finds another way to lower the standard of decent behavior and...

Are there any signs of growth at Pennsylvania Avenue?

Sadly for America and the world, I must admit to skepticism that Mr. Trump is learning from his earlier political stumbles.


Forgiveness for public officials is a moving target, often depending on one’s own personal prejudices and how one or one’s party can use the offender to further their agenda.