The City on the Hill Has Lost Its Shine and Its Bounce

July 08, 2020

In a dramatic headline, Yahoo News expresses its surprise if not dismay that a “staggering 62 percent of Americans no longer see America as Ronald Reagan's 'shining city on a hill.'” Yahoo and YouGov published their poll to give an idea of the mood of the nation on this year’s Fourth of July...

In the US, Returning to “Normal” Is Not Good Enough

April 23, 2020

This is a time in which an invisible virus is stripping us naked, leaving many shivering in the dark and wondering how our society could have ignored so much about so many for so long. I feel a bit like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, but one so blackened with coal dust that the image has...

As President, Donald Trump Has a Duty

April 08, 2020

In a recent press briefing, US President Donald Trump was asked why he hadn’t ordered the federal government to do more to respond to the pleas of state governors for more help in fighting the coronavirus pandemic now ravaging some of their states and exhausting their limited...