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The Kavanaugh/Garland Contrast Reveals the Democrats’ Profound “Awakening” — PART II

The Trump Factor How did this transformation -- from weak to strong, from reticent to bold, from pushover to able warrior -- come about? The answer...

Response to a Right-Wing Troll: My Challenge to the Republicans

This piece has appeared in several newspapers in my red congressional District (VA--6). ************************* Response to the Right-Wing Troll “More anti-TRUMP garbage from a well known...

# 1 Press the Battle: Launching a New Series on How...

Last year, in a series titled “A Better Human Story,” I laid out a framework for understanding – in purely secular terms – how...

Trump is Giving Idiots, Morons, and Children an Undeserved Bad Name

For months, we've been hearing about the privately expressed opinions of people who work with Trump, describing him as a moron, an idiot, or...

A Better Human Story # 11– Humankind as Tragic Hero

Previous installments in this "Better Human Story" series can be found here. *************************** We are now in a position to see the main elements of the...

From “The Lord of the Rings,” A Speech for Our Times

This speech comes at the end of the second film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy ("The Two Towers"). Our band of heroes has...

A Better Human Story #9 – Understanding Evil

Understanding Evil The effort to understand evil has a long history in our civilization. At a minimum, people have felt a need to be able to...

How Evil Can Become Dominant in a Democracy

The Teeter Totter Image Surely it must be clear that in America, over the past generation, the power of destructive forces has increased. The fact...

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...

Better Human Story #6– The Pay-Off for Taking on this “Integrative...

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...