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Holocaust survivors: Trump’s like Hitler

June 22, 2016 Yes, Hitler. Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. more »»

Ongoing mass gun violence: America’s greatest shame

June 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — In the wake of the latest example of this country’s most egregious distinction — its continuing acquiescence in mass gun violence — a visibly fed-up President Obama made yet another... more »»

Small-town pastor finds her voice

June 21, 2016 Last Sunday started to bloom as it usually does for the Rev. Robin LaBolt, layer upon layer of her morning ritual gently unfurling. Pastor Robin, as her parishioners call her, awakened at 5:30 a.m. more »»

Get in it to win it: Declare war, suspend some liberties

June 21, 2016 Credit President Obama for finally using the words he has desperately tried to avoid during his presidency. more »»

Orlando wake feels like eternal recurrence

June 20, 2016 Friedrich Nietzsche, that great sage of despair, asked, “What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and... more »»

In Orlando reaction can’t tell whose side Obama is on

June 20, 2016 Whole doctoral dissertations could be devoted to the question of what makes President Obama angry and what does not. more »»

Remembering founders, fathers, golden rule

June 18, 2016 This Sunday is dedicated to our Fathers – honoring and appreciating those men in our lives that are positive figures for us, their children. more »»

A strike looms on the horizon

June 18, 2016 The summer of 1913 was turning ugly by the middle of June. The Copper County’s five WFM locals were enjoying an explosion in membership, and the members’ blood was up. more »»

Freedom to kill, permission to die

June 17, 2016 It was inevitable that we would one day seek ways to kill ourselves with society’s blessing. more »»

Hanging in balance, history is watching Sanders

June 17, 2016 On Nov. 30, 1967, I stood in the caucus room of what is now called the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill and heard Sen. more »»

Possible polling errors suggest more surprises ahead

June 17, 2016 Are the exit polls, on which just about every elections analyst has relied, wrong? That’s a question raised by New York Times Upshot writer Nate Cohn — a question whose answers have serious... more »»

Movement Sanders started will go on

June 17, 2016 I don’t know what Bernie Sanders is going to do from here on, and I’m not going to presume to advise him on his next steps. more »»

Making lemonade from lemons: Challenges of old age

June 17, 2016 Two things about old age come to mind: one is Shakespeare's (through Jacques the jester in “As You Like It,” who said some very nasty things about people over sixty); the other is the anecdote for... more »»

Clinton lunch was debate about rules

June 16, 2016 I had lunch with Hillary Clinton. Really. more »»

Value of six is too small for justice

June 15, 2016 This is a column about the value of six. Actually, it’s about three individual sixes and their respective values. more »»

Trump’s rant on judge eclipses Clinton’s big night

June 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has become the first woman presidential nominee, but the historic feat is being overshadowed by a colossal Donald Trump blunder, requiring him to address the resultant... more »»

Milestone moment merits celebration

June 14, 2016 On Tuesday night, after Hillary Clinton had delivered her first speech as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, it didn’t take long for some of us expressing our joy over this historic... more »»

Trump will be willing to fight back during campaign

June 14, 2016 NEW YORK — If there is one explanation for Donald Trump’s success it is this: Unlike most Republicans, he fights back. more »»

Ryan’s Trump endorsement a bitter pill

June 13, 2016 Paul Ryan is a disappointment. That’s more difficult for me to write than it should be. more »»

What the Stanford Rape Case Reveals

June 13, 2016 The phone has been ringing off the hook at Judge Aaron Persky’s chambers at the Santa Clara County court for the past several days. more »»



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