National

Fail-Safe Accountability

The recent firings by P45 of four inspectors general in little over a month is unprecedented, demonstrating a determination to create unaccountable executive authority advocated by the radical right through elimination of oversight. Fortunately, this country has created a fail-safe option:… Read More ›

It Happened Here

By Barbara Baum Levine It seems as though every news cycle is introduced by the word “unprecedented.” We reel in wide-eyed amazement at every action taken by the current Administration and ask how we got here. This week, we’ve watched… Read More ›

The Wall of Silence

By Barbara Baum Levine With respect and gratitude to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, whose lyrical poetry and music continues to enlighten our perspectives. Hello, black folks, my dear friends, I’ve come to shoot you down again So racism keeps… Read More ›

Remove Trump and His Senate Enablers

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The Washington Post, June 1, 2020. George Will is a well-known conservative columnist.  By George F. Will This unraveling presidency began with the Crybaby-in-Chief banging his spoon on his highchair tray to protest a photograph —… Read More ›

Military Honors White Supremacy

Ten United States military installations across the South were named for Confederate Army officers during the first half of the 20th century. Editors’ Note: Editorial reposted from The New York Times, May 23, 2020. The white supremacist who murdered nine… Read More ›

COVID Spawns Bipolar Political Behavior

The COVID pandemic is likely to have many, as yet unknown, long-term effects. In the short term, there appear to be a number of distressing political phenomena that can be head-scratching. Some extremes in response to the pandemic offer divergent… Read More ›

When Is Old Too Old?

By Frank Blechman I am a baby boomer. You’re welcome. I am now in my mid-70s, shorter, fatter and slower than I was 50, 40, or even 30 years ago. My children are grown and living on their own. I… Read More ›