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The Battle for Our Democracy this Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day – to honor those who have sacrificed all to defend our American republic – we are compelled to confront the...

The “Goldwater Rule” Is Garbage

If I were going to be prudent, I would run this past the professional psychotherapists in my life (brother, daughter, first wife, friend) before...

The Sacred Space of Lovers (Third in the Series, “A Better Human Story”)

Never Underestimate the Light Side of the Force The answers I promised in the first installment related mostly to the problematic aspect of the human...

Two-Fer: Spreading the Gangrene to Pence and Ryan, and Supporting Lawrence O’Donnell

Never Forget: It's Bigger than Trump Although the Trump problem is urgent, Trump is also a symptom of a much deeper problem that permeates today's...

Northam or Perriello: What Message to Send the Democratic Party?

I've written before about the upcoming primary contest between Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello (here and here). Upon reflection, there is a whole additional dimension...

Two Good Reasons for Democratic Leaders to Downplay Talk of Impeachment Now

Don't get me wrong: I think we already know plenty enough to warrant impeaching and convicting Donald Trump, and removing him from the presidency. The...

Trump and the Republicans, or, How to Treat Gangrene

This piece is running in newspapers in VA-06, my very red congressional district represented (or mis-represented) by Bob Goodlatte. Here are the words of our...

Trump Is Doing to Our Constitutional Order What He Did to Those Women

There’s a certain intellectual thrill of discovery that comes when an underlying pattern emerges from the murk of our reality. For example, a person has...

On the FBI Director Job, Dems Should Be Tougher Than Schumer’s Terms

As reported in Politico, "Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has declared that no nomination should go forwardsaid Sunday that he would support an effort to...

The Threat from Trump Makes the Threat from Nixon Look Like Small Potatoes

Trump's conduct makes the threat we faced from Nixon look like small potatoes. Bugging one's opponent and then covering it up in the one case....
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