News clips of Donald Trump’s rally on Tuesday night at Pittsburgh Airport revealed massive crowds cheering, laughing and booing as if on cue. It was a huge rally, no social distancing and few masks except in the camera-friendly gallery behind him. And I wondered: who are these people? And why are they cheering so effusively, … Continue reading Who’s Cheering?
The Hulu original miniseries, Little Fires Everywhere, is based on the 2017 best seller by Celeste Ng. The story is set in Shaker Heights, OH on Cleveland’s east side in 1997. Perhaps because I lived on the west side for almost a decade while working for the national offices of the United Church of Christ … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere
Let’s have a contest. The first 2020 Presidential debate will take place on Tuesday, September 29, in Cleveland, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News. Quadrennially, these debates attract a lot of attention—the first Clinton-Trump debate in 2016 drew 84 million viewers—but this year, an important and unusual question looms over the debate season: will … Continue reading Will He Debate?
I have often been offended by remarks made by the President. But comments this week pointedly reveal the man’s heart and his character. As we move closer to the November election, it is important for us to examine the President’s words and the context in which they are spoken and not to dismiss them quickly … Continue reading Missing a Three-Foot Putt
For me, the tone was set for Republican National Convention even before it began, with the decision about the party’s platform. I was a McGovern delegate at the Democratic Convention in 1972. Though it was a long time ago, I can still recall the agonizing hours spent in meetings both before and during the convention … Continue reading Fearless Leader