These posts frequently feature marginalized communities and the need for both our government policies and our individual practices to find ways to improve the quality of life in these places. Injustices in such settings have often rightly been the subject of these writings; conditions within communities of color, among LGBTQ persons, with immigrants, poor people, … Continue reading What’s Unraveling Now?
In this week’s CNN Town Hall, President Biden referred to his predecessor as “the former guy.” I love this. For someone with as fragile an ego as Donald Trump, it must make him crazy to see his successor—whose victory he has never acknowledged—mention him in such a pedestrian manner. President Biden continues to quietly and … Continue reading The Former Guy
Let’s begin with this premise: a vibrant democracy requires (at least) two credible political parties to hold one another accountable in times of stress or scandal. When one party goes off the rails, citizens can turn to the other party as a corrective. This idea has served the United States well for more than two … Continue reading The Disloyal Opposition
A lot has been said about the Biden administration’s strategy for passing a comprehensive Covid relief package. A key question: will the President insist on bipartisan support or should he go it alone and pass a bill that addresses the urgency of the moment for so many Americans with only Democratic support? If he chooses … Continue reading Truth and Reconciliation
This post is not about the Biden Inauguration…well, not directly. It’s true that on the day Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, there was a pervasive sigh of relief that the long nightmare of Donald Trump’s presidency—with all its incompetent mendacity—was now over. There seemed to be a sense … Continue reading The Refreshing Moment