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Thoughts Turning to Alabama

This piece began life as a comment on today's News Page. Then I thought maybe it was worth sharing more broadly. *********** Like everyone else, I've...

Are These the Kind of People Who Should Choose Our Future?

This will be running as my weekly op/ed in the newspapers of my very Republican congressional District (VA-06). ********************** Such things are rarely displayed so blatantly,...

A Better Human Story # 7– How Seeing “A Force of...

You can find the earlier entries in this series here. ********* (This piece could also be called "The Pay-Off for Taking on This 'Integrative Vision': Part...

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

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

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...

The Northam/Perriello Contest, and the Longstanding Problem of Liberal Weakness

My piece of last week -- "My Concerns About Ralph Northam-- And Why on June 13 I'm Voting for Tom Perriello"-- elicited a good...

A Time of Darkness, Yes, But the Light is Getting Stronger,...

It is true that these are dark times. Never before have we had a president so dishonest, so reckless, so arrogant, so lacking in...

Two More Thoughts on Strategy for this Trump-Era Battle

In a piece here last week, I proposed that the battle against Trump should be waged with the use of well-mannered, politically legitimate provocations...

All Republican Patriots Must Choose: Party or Principle

This piece is running in newspapers in my conservative congressional district in Virginia (VA-06). ******* Winston Churchill said: “Some men change their party for the sake...

What We Need People To See: The Same Ugliness in Trump...

This piece is prompted by yesterday’s entry by 5oclockshadow, with the title “Fruits of this Poison Tree: Republicans Can No Longer Pretend They’re Not...