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The Burden of Citizenship

Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance,...

Not the “Chosen One”

Once again we hear of the President of the United States referred to as the "chosen one." The biblical reference to the generic moniker...

Lawfare Blog: The Report

A serialized narrative podcast that tells the story contained in Robert Mueller’s 448-page document.   The Report Today, we released the seventh episode of Lawfare 's narrative...

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To My Fellow Patriots

To My Fellow Patriots Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, Progressive or Centrist or Conservative, love Trump or hate Trump or don't care about...

Past as Prelude: The Wars of Watergate

It shouldn't take a genius to figure out what motivated me to read a comprehensive history of the Watergate scandal titled The Wars of...

Not the “Chosen One”

Once again we hear of the President of the United States referred to as the "chosen one." The biblical reference to the generic moniker...

California

NYT: Revenge of the Coastal Elites

The West Coast is crushing it against Trump. Using the law to fight a bully, the Constitution to challenge an authoritarian, and facts against...

WP: A Disturbing and Sobering Parallelism

You’re going to have to admit there is little conceptual difference between “Christian” white nationalism vs. Islamist (not Islamic) radicalism.   The alleged synagogue shooter was...
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A Wildly Premature Celebration

Many of you may remember the scene from the movie Independence Day where the UFO fanatics gathered on the top of the U.S. Bank...

Politics

The Burden of Citizenship

Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance,...

To My Fellow Patriots

To My Fellow Patriots Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, Progressive or Centrist or Conservative, love Trump or hate Trump or don't care about...

Past as Prelude: The Wars of Watergate

It shouldn't take a genius to figure out what motivated me to read a comprehensive history of the Watergate scandal titled The Wars of...

Opinion

NYT: The America I Knew as Russia’s Foreign Minister Is Gone

Make no mistake: Moral leadership is needed today no less than before.   Opinion | From Russia, With Admiration and Despair When I was the Russian foreign...

‘…who can stand on their own two feet.’ 4 Myths about how immigrants affect the economy

Even if it were true that immigrants were a burden on American society, Cuccinelli's rewrite of Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus" would be obscene....

The Nostalgia of Bigotry: Make America White Again

I probably read a dozen articles every week that point out, quite convincingly, and in minute detail, every failure of competence, intent, morality, and...

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The Burden of Citizenship

Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance,...

Pious Irrelevancies and Sanctimonious Trivialities

Pious Irrelevancies and Sanctimonious Trivialities The thing about revolutions is that they never seem to happen at convenient times. This is because revolutions seek to...

To My Fellow Patriots

To My Fellow Patriots Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, Progressive or Centrist or Conservative, love Trump or hate Trump or don't care about...

The Nativity According to White Evangelicals

     The government in Palestine installed by the Romans, the superpower of the age, was controlled by the weak and insecure King Herod....

Past as Prelude: The Wars of Watergate

It shouldn't take a genius to figure out what motivated me to read a comprehensive history of the Watergate scandal titled The Wars of...

AP: Thousands rally around Holocaust survivor in Milan

Hate will not win.  Thousands rally around Holocaust survivor in MilanMILAN (AP) - A Holocaust survivor who has been put under police protection due to...

Not the “Chosen One”

Once again we hear of the President of the United States referred to as the "chosen one." The biblical reference to the generic moniker...

NYT: The America I Knew as Russia’s Foreign Minister Is Gone

Make no mistake: Moral leadership is needed today no less than before.   Opinion | From Russia, With Admiration and Despair When I was the Russian foreign...

WP: Trump accidentally tweeted an insult at a pastor. Here’s how the pastor responded.

"Everyone makes mistakes.  All of us have regrets about past things we’ve said and wish we could change.  When you mess up, please learn...

Lawfare Blog: The Report

A serialized narrative podcast that tells the story contained in Robert Mueller’s 448-page document.   The Report Today, we released the seventh episode of Lawfare 's narrative...