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Ethically Strong

Ethically Strong   “Trump” is synonymous with “Corrupt”. I don’t have the time to count the ways.  Suffice it to say, the president thumbs his nose at legal boundaries, social norms, constitutional proscriptions, international protocols, political proprieties,...

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Democracy Undone

Democracy Undone Our democracy is unraveling at a rate that could preclude its recovery. Not until America elevated an autocrat into the White House did I fully appreciate the inherent fragility of our Democratic experiment. Today it operates in ways outside the...

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Bucks Gone Wild

Bucks Gone Wild   “The Buck Stops Here” appeared on a small desk display in the Oval Office when Harry Truman was President. Donald T Rump deserves a similar plaque for his desk and I can’t decide between two obvious, not to mention, appropriate slogans: “All Pro Buck...

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“Vengeance Is Mine”

“Vengeance Is Mine” So said “The Chosen One.”  The One who declared, “I alone can fix it,” when referring to curing the government malaise in Washington. Biblical vengeance (Deuteronomy 32:35), as invoked, means  controlling, not submitting to vengeance. T Rump...

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Killer Mitch

Killer Mitch I don’t argue with the monikers, “Moscow Mitch” or “The Grim Reaper”, but I favor more fulsomely Mitch McConnell’s most deserved nickname: “Killer Mitch.” Why? One documented and now prescient definition of the Senate, derived from the Constitutional...

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Human Luminal

Human Luminal I’ve lived my life in the dark.  I’m surrounded by people I can see.  People I thought I knew.  Not just people close to me, but my fellow Americans everywhere. Then along comes Donald T Rump.  He’s the human equivalent of luminal, a chemical used by...

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Lord Acton Vindicated

Lord Acton Vindicated “Power corrupts.  Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton made this observation in the late nineteenth century understanding full well the important role power plays in establishing and maintaining order in society. Acton was a curious...

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Eighth Deadly Sin

Eighth Deadly Sin I’m eternally grateful I didn’t grow up in T Rump’s America. What I’ve seen since I ended my support of T Rump only reinforces my decision to place immutable principles above malleable politics. Transgressions abound in T Rump world. The cumulative...

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Eighth Deadly Sin

Eighth Deadly Sin I’m eternally grateful I didn’t grow up in T Rump’s America. What I’ve seen since I ended my support of T Rump only reinforces my decision to place immutable principles above malleable politics. Transgressions abound in T Rump world. The cumulative...

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