President Joe Biden has just returned from his first international trip, making several European stops in an effort to reassert America’s prominence on the world stage. How did he do? This post (humbly) offers a report card, summarizing the trip. While it is clearly too early to determine the long-term success of Biden’s first foreign … Continue reading Biden’s European Report Card
President Biden is off to Europe. I remember a time when this was no big deal, when our alliances with our European allies were rock solid; when NATO held the Soviet Union, our principal Cold War adversary, in check; when citizens of the EU opined about the wonders of the American experiment; and when even … Continue reading Can We Get It Back?
Several events this week remind us of the pervasive trauma we collectively endure each day. Just last week, my post focused on how violence in Gaza triggers trauma in that region which has been experienced over generations. Now, one week later and our attention turns to home-grown trauma here in the US prompted by a … Continue reading Trauma
Current activities in the Republican Party are deeply concerning. The purge of Lynn Cheney from Chair of the House Republican Conference is but the latest example of a major party’s willingness to embrace “the big lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump by widespread voter fraud. This is just one in a … Continue reading Republican Sand Piles
For the past two weeks, this space has been (rightly) focused on the ongoing racial reckoning in the US. From recent police shootings (plural!) of Black Americans to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the nation’s attention has been riveted on the racial divide in this country and most pointedly on the relationship between law enforcement … Continue reading Privileged Languishing