In perhaps the most remarkable feat ever accomplished in medicine, a public/private partnership built on the world’s most sophisticated research protocols, medical science and laboratory technology, has developed--in just eleven months--two vaccines with more than 90% efficacy that have begun to reach a global population decimated by the current coronavirus pandemic. It is just about … Continue reading Numbing Numbers
Last weekend, a tragic fire ravaged Middle Collegiate Church in New York City’s East Village. The fire began in a neighboring building, spread to Middle and raged through the sanctuary, decimating the magnificently crafted colonial interior as priceless Tiffany windows blew out from the pressure of the blaze. The Middle Church sanctuary was a unique … Continue reading Linking Justice with Joy
What else will he try? Donald Trump’s never-ending campaign to keep his name in the news is working. Despite momentous coronavirus headlines (record-highs in case loads juxtaposed to positive results from vaccine trials), an assassination in Iran and President-elect Joe Biden’s naming individuals to fill key leadership posts in his upcoming administration, the President continues … Continue reading Whose Inauguration?
On Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden rolled out his Security Team. Consistent with the season, the results were something for which to be profoundly grateful. As I watched, I was filled with an almost forgotten feeling—pride and relief mingled with hope. For four years (more, if you count the 2016 Presidential campaign), information emanating out of … Continue reading Biden’s Avengers
As Donald Trump continues his embarrassing, petulant refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, some things have become painfully apparent, even to the casual political observer. The President, whose craving for attention is well documented, has become virtually invisible. His continued public posture that he won the election (as represented by the clownish defenders who … Continue reading The Invisible President