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Republicans in Congress, Is This Too Much to Ask?

This piece will be appearing this weekend in two newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). ************************* I realize that you Republicans in Congress are in...

The Abomination of Trump’s Remarks on Sessions

We never have to wait long for the next display of Trump's utter unsuitability for the presidency. And fortunately, many in the major news...

Better Human Story #6– The Pay-Off for Taking on this “Integrative Vision”: Part I

All previous entries in this series can be found here. *********** I realize that in this Series, I am asking the reader to do some work—more...

Step-By-Step Proof: A Creature’s Escape from Its Biologically-Evolved Niche Subjects It to the Reign...

The purpose of the series titled "A Better Human Story," of which five installments have already been posted here, is to provide an "integrative...

It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Bunch of Guys: Tethered to a Rotten President,...

Part of me is eager for the Republicans in Congress to do the right thing, and rid us of this monstrous president (as any...

To Trump Supporters: Do We Dare Take So Big a Risk?

This piece will be running shortly in newspapers in my very Republican congressional district (VA-06). ******************** A word, please, with you who still support President Trump. Let...

Liberal America’s Great Sin

This piece has run as an op/ed in newspapers in my very conservative congressional District (VA-06). ************************ On the phone the other day, my brother said...

Better Human Story # 5– The Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power...

A NEW LIFE-FORM: CIVILIZED SOCIETY With the domestication of plants and animals, the human species became the first creature in the more than 3.5 billion...

Discussion Question: How to Interpret Trump’s Mika Tweets?

As everybody presumably knows, a few days ago our grotesque president launched against Mika Bzezinski and Joe Scarborough some tweets that were condemned by...

Presidential Historian Walter Issacson Needlessly Baffled by Trump’s Choice Not to Be Constructive

I was just watching Thursday's "The 11th Hour," with Brian Williams interviewing presidential historians Jon Meacham and Walter Isaacson. Isaacson sketched out an image to...
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