Was John McCain an ‘honorable man?’


Was John McCain an ‘honorable man?’ “The evil that men do lives after them. The good is oft’ interred with their bones.” That line in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, from Marc Antony’s “Friends, Romans, countrymen…” eulogy of the slain leader, is the bard’s take on how we hold different perspectives in our judgement of people… Continue reading Was John McCain an ‘honorable man?’

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The burning bush of progressivism


"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." - attributed to 19th c. minister, Rev. Theodore Parker, popularized by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in a commencement address to Wesleyan University, 1964 Take your sandals from your feet, America. We've climbed the mountain, and stand on the holy ground of… Continue reading The burning bush of progressivism

Circling campaign wagons paralyzes governing


"I know that sometimes folks in Congress think that compromise is a bad word.  They figure they’ll pay a higher price at the polls for working with the other side than they will for standing pat or engaging in obstructionism... "All of us are concerned about our politics, both in our own party’s as well… Continue reading Circling campaign wagons paralyzes governing