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Whom Not to Believe

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my very red congressional District (VA-06). It has long seemed to me that making information visible -- as through...

Roy Moore as an Illustration of the Proposition That Evil Tends to Destroy Its...

That evil destroys itself is an old motif in literature and in the religious traditions of the West. We can see that being demonstrated...

It’s Time to Take It to the Republicans Over Their Protecting Trump

The Democrats have an opportunity – more than that, they have a duty – to intensify the pressure on the Republicans in Congress to...

Trump’s War on Obama is a Troubling Sign about the U.S. Commander-in-Chief

Dismantling the Obama Legacy: Governed by Personal Passions? I was just contemplating a phenomenon that various people have observed: that Trump seems to have a...

Goodlatte’s Stepping Down — Why Now?

WSVA in Harrisonburg just called me moments ago to ask for my reaction to the "surprising news" that Rep. Bob Goodlatte will not be...

What Last Night Means for America’s Trump Problem

It is widely recognized that yesterday's election results -- in Virginia, and elsewhere -- represent a powerful repudiation of Donald Trump's presidency. Perhaps a...

The Brokenness Gen. Kelly Displayed is His Own

In the wake of General Kelly’s problematic performance in last week’s press conference, one heard thoughtful people talking about how Trump corrupts all those...

Does the 25th Amendment Apply Here?

The following piece is my weekly op/ed for newspapers in my very red congressional district, VA-06. ***************************** What should be included in the notion of the...

A Clue Revealing the Republican Darkness

This piece will be appearing this week as an op/ed in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06) **************************** Like the clue that unravels a...

Calm Before What Storm? Can Trump Start a Nuclear War on His Own?

A week with a reckless president beating the drums of (nuclear?) war. First he publicly tells his Secretary of State that "he is wasting...
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