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Enmity in America, Echoes of the Civil War Era

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06). ********************* The other day, I saw some poll results that disturbed but did not...

Warn Trump Now: Firing Mueller Would Be an Impeachable Offense

I'm always looking for strategic ideas that might help in the critical political battle in which we are engaged in these times. This one...

Northam & Perriello, Pipeline & Dominion: The Money-Power Problem on the Ballot

On Thursday evening, I accompanied my wife, April Moore, to an event being held by Harrisonburg Indivisible. The event was an “educational forum” in...

Trump and the America Spirit: Turning This Lemon Into Lemonade

Preface: I believe strongly that even apparently implacable “realities” can be transformed by creativity at the level of the spirit. Which means that when...

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...
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