Category Archives: Politics

New York Times comes down squarely on both sides

editorial board deserves some praise for revealing its process for endorsing in the Democratic Presidential primary. Some, far smaller, newspapers started years ago to post their candidate interviews on their websites.  Last night, The Times expanded its weekly documentary, “The … Continue reading

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Senate proceedings against Trump a trial for us all

Though cynics may mock it as a bit theatrical, the somber demeanor of House leaders delivering the the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate did fit the gravity of the event.  Understanding the importance of the message conveyed by the … Continue reading

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Missing Tim Russert; Chuck Todd disappoints

It wasn’t just Buffalo’s NFL Wild Card loss yesterday that got me thinking about long-suffering Bills fan Tim Russert, who set the gold standard for a tough but fair Sunday news show interviewer. When Chuck Todd eventually became his successor  … Continue reading

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Headlines to look for in 2020

2020 vision gives us clarity to see the world around us. 2020 hindsight is a way of understanding where we got it wrong in the past.  Today, my New Year’s gift to you is a list of headlines I hope … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate: Profiles in Courage or Cowardice?

After an expected vote for impeachment in the House of Representatives, the fate of Donald Trump will move to the U.S. Senate, where the prospects for the triumph of Constitutional values are bleak and where GOP stalwarts like Judiciary Committee … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Sometime in the next 24 to 72 hours, Time Magazine will be announcing its Person Of The Year.  One of the early favorites at Ladbrokes online betting was Greta Thunberg,  the eloquent Swedish climate change activist. She is clearly deserving, … Continue reading

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Deval Patrick: too little, too late or a ray of sunshine?

There is no better campaigner than Deval Patrick. He’s charismatic, warm, visionary and inspirational.  He appeals to our better sides, and has the kind of personality that really could help to heal the searing wounds of division. That he is … Continue reading

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