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June 3, 2018

Here's my latest op ed in the Baltimore Sun. 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-0524-england-revolution-20180523-story.html

September 4, 2017

I am an optimist. I think our country is going through a difficult time, but I think we and our system will prevail. I believe this administration will test all of the checks and balances that our Founders built into our constitutional form of government, but I think t...

August 6, 2017

Unless you are a descendant of Native Americans, all Americans are either immigrants or descended from immigrants. So from time to time I think it's important to remember the people who are the reason why we're here. 

The anniversary of my great aunt Beatrice Grossman's...

June 16, 2017

Among the predictably polarized responses to the congressional shooting this week -- some on the left renewing calls for stronger gun control laws, some on the right claiming liberals are more prone to violence than conservatives -- it was heartening to hear words of u...

March 27, 2017

I recently spent a wonderful day touring unspoiled and remote Daufuskie Island, South Carolina ably guided by my friend and fellow author, Roger Pinckney Xi. Daufuskie is a haunting and beautiful place, situated in the Calibogue Sound between Hilton Head and Savannah,...

January 20, 2017

I'm an optimist, and a wait and see kind of guy. I'm not happy about the incoming administration, but I'm going to hold my fire for now. I believe in the system, I believe in separation of powers, I believe in checks and balances. I believe they are there for a reason,...

January 19, 2017

Dear Mr. Trump:

This week you will take the oath of office as President of the United States. It is one of the great moments in our constitutional democracy – the peaceful transition of power to a freely elected new chief executive. This does not happen in every country...