A Hard, Brutal Month

This has been a hard month for the United States and our allies. It has been particularly brutal for the Afghans as the crisis in their country rages on and does not promise a happy ending. President Joseph Biden, who I voted for and still strongly support, has made what seem to be tragic strategic […]

The Problem is Us!

“I hate politics and want no part of it…”  “All politicians are crooked…” “I don’t vote because it doesn’t matter who we elect…”  “Never trust a politician…”  “I don’t vote because I don’t think it makes any difference…” “They all lie.  I am done with them. I am opting out.” My response to those who […]

Honest, Decent, Open, Fair and Compassoinate

As he considered a run for the presidency in 1976 former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter asked himself two questions: “Can our government be honest, decent, open, fair and compassionate? Can our government be competent?” A personal early career highlight for me came from my years serving in Governor Carter’s administration as Secretary to the Board […]

A Campaign of Conspiracies and Lies

American democracy is in mortal danger of being permanently contaminated by––in fact, consumed by­­––a campaign of bizarre conspiracy theories and horrific lies. The purpose of the campaign is to strip away the primary ingredient in the people’s sovereignty: their vote. To those of you who are supporting this campaign and its propagators, I suggest that […]