Thoughts on Election Day 2018

November 06, 2018

Americans are voting in the 2018 midterm elections, which is seen as a referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump. Who could forget that moment? The blue wave — long promised but also doubted -- had, however modestly , hit Washington and [the Democrats had just...

Has America Had Enough?

November 06, 2018

The challenge for each of us who harbors a fundamental belief in a common humanity and who embraces a sense of community is to act before tragedy again stains America’s soul. America is a nation given to superlatives. We even have a World Series that is played annually by two baseball teams...

Midterm Elections 2018: The War for America’s Soul

November 06, 2018

Even as pundits predict and pontificate, the midterm elections are only yet another battle for the commanding heights of America’s torn soul. In Silicon Valley, the sun is shining and it does not seem as if the US midterm elections are taking place. This author meets few people who discuss or...

The War Before the Iran War

August 03, 2018

How likely is a war between the United States and Iran? Tucker Carlson has impeccable conservative credentials. He started out as a low-level staffer at the Heritage Foundation and now he hosts a popular show on Fox News. In between were stints at The Weekly Standard and the online...

The Plan for a Progressive Blue State Future

August 01, 2018

Right now, political paralysis is undermining meaningful governance at every level of government in America. I have been thinking a lot lately about the state of the states in America. For now, the nation is stuck with a Constitution that created a federation of states with a central federal...