I had a Twitter conversation with a Donald Trump supporter that has left me puzzled. Donald Trump, she said, is a patriot. I had been complaining that Trump is not civil; civility matters to me. She acknowledged that he was not so civil but that he was a patriot. The country was in tatters and… Read More The Definition of Patriotism
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?
Sometimes, I get confused. I think I understand something and then someone says something that makes me …confused. I have listened with interest …and confusion …to people who say that President Barack Obama has been the most divisive president in modern history. They are talking about issues including race, and say that he has divided… Read More Obama the Most Divisive Ever
When Newt Gingrich did his “Contract with America” in 1994, it was said to be the result of the anger of Republicans. They were angry at the way government was going; because of big government, the supporters of the contract said, the “American Dream” was out of reach of too many families. The movement was… Read More White Anger, Black Anger
I watched the much-touted GOP presidential debate last evening with bated breath. Would these candidates indicate that they knew about and cared about the war around the value of black lives that is tearing this nation apart? Would they indicate that they care about African-Americans who are literally fighting for dignity and fairness in this… Read More Black Lives Don’t Matter to GOP