International diplomacy: a many-splintered thing

Trump broke the ice, but will results break the country? I give Trump his due for meeting Kim Jong Un in person. And I say this despite the fact that I despise Trump. Back in 1969, I advocated the Israelis sitting down face-to-face with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as part of my religious school Salutatorian […]

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Bernie Sanders, Oliver North are both right about school gun violence

Address NRA intransigence with your vote in November The Washington Post headline sums up one position: “Oliver North, incoming NRA chief, blames school shootings on ‘culture of violence’.” Via NBC News, Bernie Sanders expresses another: “Bernie Sanders lashes out at Congress over gun control after Santa Fe, Texas, shooting…The Vermont senator said legislators will need […]

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What do a dumb pet owner and Trump have in common?

Recently, I came unglued when I found a small dog locked inside a car with all the windows up. While the dog seemed fine, I couldn’t fathom who would be stupid enough to do this in hot weather. When the owner appeared, I berated her for her stupidity and committed to calling the cops if […]