Commentary: Kindness vs. cruelty — the 2020 decision

Of all the horrible scenes in the movie, “Schindler’s List,” the most horrible is the child separation scene, where the Nazi guards load the camp’s children onto trucks to be driver to their deaths. When the parents see their children being driven away, a riot ensues. After suffering starvation, beatings, murder and slave labor, the […]

Commentary: Who can trust a long history of lying?

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In case you haven’t noticed, Donald Trump lies a lot. He has what Native Americans would call a `forked’ tongue. In Trump, we have a world-class, gold-medal, virtuoso of a liar. Trump lies like the rest of us exhale. Since his inauguration, The Washington Post has identified over 12,000 lies or misstatements made by Trump. […]

Commentary: Saddle up for the next election

One of my annual rituals is watching the movie “1776.” It’s a musical that was made for the country’s bicentennial to show the debate of the Second Continental Congress in writing and signing the Declaration of Independence. The declaration told the world that Americans would no longer bow to a king. It’s a story of […]