Like many, I have been troubled by the eruption of the political scandal in Virginia, made public by revelations of racist behavior by the state’s governor and attorney general, and of sexist behavior by the lieutenant governor. While it appears that the revelations were politically driven, the fact remains that what we learned was troubling.… Read More Politics Aside, Sexual Harassment is Unacceptable
The remembrance of the late President George H.W. Bush was moving; his good work as president – i.e., ending the Cold War, getting the Berlin Wall down – was rightfully noted. His civility was understandably emphasized in light of the total lack of civility we are experiencing now. His family was surely comforted by affirmation… Read More Revising History in Our Faces
The antics and behavior that are coming out of the White House are disturbing on many levels, but one of the most troubling is that it feels like this country is moving toward becoming an autocratic state. A survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp during the Holocaust, architect Stephen Jacobs, said in a recent interview… Read More Is America’s Democracy in Trouble?
The battle cry for Donald Trump is that he will “make America great again.” He will get the jobs back, he will defeat ISIS, he will build that wall and keep all the illegal Mexican immigrants out, even as he deports literally millions of Muslims from this country. He will take us back, back to… Read More Make America “Great” Again!
At the height of the Democratic National Convention, Donald Trump, our Republican nominee for president, called a press conference, and during that press conference, he invited the Russian government to hack into Hillary Clinton’s email account. He said that if the Russian government could find 30,000 missing emails, emails that Hillary Clinton said she erased,… Read More What is a Joke?