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...

February 16, 2017

At the CVS at 120th St. in Ocean City, MD, when you walk into the store you may be greeted by a petite, middle-aged woman with glasses and a great smile behind the cash register. In accented English she'll say, "Good evening, guys. Let me know if I can help you," or so...

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...

January 12, 2017

I've told my kids for as long as I can remember that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. So watching Blackish last night made me think about whether I'm following my own advice.

I'm not happy about the election. My Republican friends would say I wouldn't have bee...

July 28, 2016

I remember the first time I watched political conventions on TV.

It was the summer of 1964 and I was 9 years old.  That year the Republicans had a contentious primary fight as Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller battled for the nomination. Other candidates also emerg...