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View of Nazis makes Trump unfit

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” — Edmund Burke, “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents” Edmund Burke’s admonition in 1770 should be taken as a warning to us today. The ...

A president also must possess moral leadership

It was obviously an earlier, less cynical time when the president of the United States could explain an unscheduled drive from the White House he had once taken. “I was outraged,” the president wrote when he was out of office, “when I read in the newspapers about a black family. ... The ...

Charlottesville didn’t spring from nowhere

It is important to look beyond the riot. Yes, last week’s violent demonstration by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, culminating in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, made for a carnival of obscenity as sickening as it was riveting. But the thing is, it did not spring ...

Trump’s presidency under siege

WASHINGTON — The departure of Steve Bannon as President Trump’s chief strategist has opened a can of worms regarding his continued influence on the direction of national policy, and Trump’s grip on his own administration. Shortly after the press learned that Bannon was leaving the White ...

Notion women, men are same is absurd

Why aren’t there more women criminals? Men in jail outnumber women by a ratio of 14-to-1. We male stutterers outnumber women, too. This isn’t fair! We need more affirmative action! These disparities must be caused by sex discrimination because everyone knows there are no real differences ...

President provoking his own crisis

Donald Trump assured us during his campaign, “I know words. I have the best words.” But are “fire and fury” and “locked and loaded” really the best words for a president to use in an increasingly volatile international crisis involving nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles? No ...