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On Refugees: Remembering The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

Kennedy’s America estimated that the country derived more benefit domestically and internationally by keeping faithful to its long-held promises of liberty and prosperity rather than give into isolationist forces of exclusion. In many respects, yesterday’s communism is today’s terrorism with respect to the fear each has bred in the American psyche.

February 8, 2017
Carter and Regan Debate

The Unmaking Of The Presidential Debate

How did an institution meant to elevate presidential campaigns end up making them even stupider than before?

October 14, 2016

Hillary Was No ‘Enabler,’ Nor Were Eleanor and Jackie

Of course Hillary Clinton knew that her husband fooled around. So did Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy.

October 6, 2016

The Main Champion For Conscience: Senator Margaret Chase Smith

Her name was Margaret Chase Smith, a Mainer from small Skowhegan. Senator Smith to you and me, she was the first woman to run for president from a major political party. In 1964, the Maine senator lost the Republican Party nomination to right-wing Barry Goldwater, but not the respect she carried in Congress: eight years in the House and 24 years in the Senate.

September 10, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S., May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Sisterhood: Feel the Burn

Given that most don’t know Clinton personally, and that her authenticity persists as an issue, she may do what doesn’t come naturally for a Midwestern Methodist. Let down her perfect hair and her high walls with the American people.

May 20, 2016
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Why Do Conservatives Keep Talking About John F. Kennedy?

“JFK would be a Republican today. There is no room for John F. Kennedy in the modern Democratic Party.”

April 11, 2016
File photo of President Barack Obama carrying a binder as he walks towards the residence of the White House in Washington

Obama’s Lonesome Ride To The Supreme Court

“Shoot. Me. Now.” Senator Barack Obama scribbled that note to an aide in a committee hearing.

February 26, 2016

What “Socialism” Means To Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton — And You

Bernie Sanders assures voters that he is running to win and there is no reason to doubt him. But win or lose, his campaign nevertheless is proving highly educational for Americans perpetually perplexed by the meaning of “socialism.” Or as Sanders sometimes specifies, “democratic socialism,” or the even milder “social democracy.”

November 6, 2015