Free speech, incitement and civil discourse

Both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Speaker Paul Ryan issued stirring calls to unity following the horrific shooting this week of Republican Congressman Steven Scalise and several others at an early morning softball practice in Virginia. At the same time, others, including former Speaker Newt Gingrich,  are now blaming the Democrats,  the media and …

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Hillary v. Biden: getting real

When late CBS newsman Daniel Schorr was asked about his move from radio to television, he reportedly observed, "If you can fake sincerity, you've got it made."  It's in that spirit, and mindful of her declining poll numbers, that Hillary Clinton is getting tweaked again.  The effort has been brilliantly satirized by my friend and …

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Senator Whoever: a candidate for The Daily Show!

I haven't written much about Citizens United and the lethal impact that infamous Supreme Court decision has had on our already tainted political process.  Nothing I could have written would have driven the point home as colorfully as  this music video by Los Angeles-based music writer, singer and producer Eric Schwartz.  Please take a few minutes …

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