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Opinion

March 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Trump called himself "instinctual" this week, but the word he must have been groping for was "untruthful." He lies incessantly, shamelessly, perhaps even pathologically, and his lying corrodes and dishonors our democracy.

Of course we've had presidents who lied —…

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March 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – America is at a crossroads, caught between Ayn Rand individualism and JFK patriotism. At stake is the undermining or defining of nationhood, a critical concept that binds individuals to common purpose for common good.

First, the philosophy of Ayn Rand: “I owe nothing to my…

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March 27, 2017

As frustrating as I sometimes find the three branches of government, I surely do not want another one.

But the NCAA acts like a fourth branch of government, demanding laws passed by duly elected governments be changed to reflect NCAA “values.”

So what exactly is the NCAA? The National…

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March 27, 2017

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March 26, 2017

Regardless of whether you’re talking about the grand scale of the universe or the small scale of everyday life, real change doesn’t come about without some disruption to the existing order of things.

March 26, 2017

Our nation’s debate about health care has focused on the need for reforms in the private and public insurance systems. We’ve heard a lot about benefits and access for adults, but not much about how well our system is working for kids. We know that health insurance coverage is a…

March 26, 2017

“If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake.” — Mahatma Gandhi

In January, I was appointed by Tim Moore, speaker…

March 26, 2017

The way I see it, the Republican right has long been the party of denial, but President Trump and his followers have made denial into an art form!

Trump knows that no evidence of any kind links President Barack Obama to any scheme to wiretap Trump Tower. But he denies the lack of evidence. He…

March 26, 2017

The American taxpayer paid out $12 million a year for President Barack Obama’s travel expenses — a total of $96 million for eight years.

And now we are told that after only two months in office, the taxpayers have paid out $18 million for President Donald Trump and his large extended…

March 26, 2017

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