by | Jan 25, 2017

Washington Last Friday, as a guest of the Trump family I and my wife, Jeanne, braved inclement weather to attend Donald Trump’s Inauguration. As by now you know it was a typical Trumpian ceremony. It was peaceful, elegant, momentous, and…

by | Jan 21, 2017

A few years ago I put a “I don’t trust the liberal media” bumper sticker on my car, a thirteen-year-old Jeep Cherokee. Some folks on the road were offended. They tailgated me, made rude hand gestures, and even tried to…

by | Jan 20, 2017

I have only one hope for the Inauguration, and that hope and prayer is for just one more hack. For the record, I’m against hacking. The thought of my iTunes playlist being released to the public is frightening. Yes, I…

by | Jan 19, 2017

Tomorrow, Donald Trump will be sworn in as America’s 45th president. He will have achieved that office by running as a populist — attuned to millions of citizens who are discontent with the elite politics and bureaucratic rule that is…

by | Jan 18, 2017

There is nothing Donald Trump can say on Friday that will unify this great nation, so why try? He will say black, they will hear white; he will say jobs, they will hear racists; he can say the world is…

by | Jan 17, 2017

The first time I met Democrat Maxine Waters was nearly a generation ago when she was a Member of the California State Assembly. At the State Capitol with the Republican Minority Leader of the State Assembly, I entered a “Members…

by | Jan 12, 2017

It’s only January, but there’s a lot of madness fulminating around what is now called the “Women’s March on Washington” (WMW), set for January 21 at 10 a.m. on the Washington, D.C. mall, one day after Donald Trump will be…

by | Jan 11, 2017

By now everyone’s heard about the “Woman’s March on Washington” scheduled for the day after the inauguration. The event, which evolved from a single Facebook post, has grown to be the largest of the planned protests and has now morphed…

by | Jan 10, 2017

The headline my fellow member of the United Church of Christ saw was, indeed, astounding if not surprising. Wrote this former colleague on the UCC regional board of directors from our area of Pennsylvania: “Have our church leaders gone off the…

by | Jan 9, 2017

They won’t be doing the Macarena at President-elect Trump’s inaugural ball — but not because The Donald doesn’t dance. The music mafia doesn’t want to play for Trump. More precisely, it doesn’t want to allow the music to be played….

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