Trump, Roy Cohn & Worse

July 6, 2016 5:00 PM0 comments

(Anybody remember that Karl Rove set up a private e-mail account in the George W. Bush White House under the domain name “,” from which he purged 22 million e-mails in 2007 at the height of the Valerie Plame scandal? Jon Ponder tells the story in the online Pensito Review.) […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Doing Our Job By Sitting Down

June 30, 2016 12:49 PM0 comments

I was moved and inspired last week by my colleagues – starting with the great civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis – who had the tenacity and creativity to launch a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives to demand a vote on solutions to gun violence. In […]

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Post-Orlando, Part 3: ‘LGBT Identity Project’

12:26 PM0 comments

This has been a period of much enlarged news and commentary coverage of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S., as it has been an unusual confluence of Gay Pride month, with mass and colorful parades and festivals in major U.S. cities, President Obama’s declaration of the […]

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The Orlando Massacre, Part 2

June 22, 2016 5:09 PM0 comments

In the wake of the Orlando massacre of 49 people (so far) in the early hours of June 12. parameters of the hopes and cautions of the imperfect movement for human liberation on this planet are drawn in stark relief. On the one hand, images of the Pulse nightclub in […]

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Orlando Massacre’s Self-Loathing Root

June 15, 2016 4:28 PM0 comments

When I awoke at 6 a.m. EDT Sunday, according to habit I checked my smart phone for email or Facebook updates, and that’s when I was first informed about the massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. I jumped up, turned on CNN and was transfixed for the next […]

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These Best & Worst of Times

June 8, 2016 5:22 PM0 comments

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Attesting to the former, it takes some reflection, perhaps, to appreciate the significance of the presumptive nomination of a woman as the presidential candidate of a major U.S. […]

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