Will an election fix America?

Will an election fix America?
America, we need to wake up. We’re taking our political passions too far. For the first time in my life, I am afraid of my Nation. Nine days ago, eleven people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue while praying, and I see no resolve from the Government, or either political party to fight the hate... Read more »

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner gives the green light to corruption

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner gives the green light to corruption
Four years ago, I met Bruce Rauner at the opening of his campaign office in Illinois. He regaled me with dreams of how Illinois could be if he were just governor. He was a billionaire dealmaker and knew how to bring in new business. One of his most moving speeches was about how he would... Read more »

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump
“Bob, are you alive?” a reader emailed me yesterday. I’ve been absent for the past fourteen tumultuous days. That is on purpose. We all need a break from the constant stream of crazy fed to us by the mosh pit of Washington on a daily basis. If we do not take breaks, then we become... Read more »
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Facebook went down, and I got my 15 minutes of fame

Facebook went down, and I got my 15 minutes of fame
The maxim, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” is generally attributed to Andy Warhol. Just like the thousands of aphorisms attributed to Einstein that one can find on the net, there is controversy as to whether Warhol ever uttered the words. Regardless of whether he did or not, the words are... Read more »

Don’t let the presses stop

Don’t let the presses stop
Bad things happen when the community newspaper ceases operations. The effects are far more significant than not reading the local obituaries, or birth and graduation announcements. The impact is more noteworthy than not chronicling graduations, engagements, or what food is on sale at the local market. A community suffers when a newspaper is poorly run,... Read more »

President Trump is a global embarrassment but can Democrats beat him in 2020?

President Trump is a global embarrassment but can Democrats beat him in 2020?
In 1972, I knocked on doors in West Los Angeles for President Nixon. I caught the attention of California political operative Lyn Nofziger who made me Chairman of Young Voters for the President in West LA. That was a long time ago. Forty-six years have passed since that skinny kid with long black curly hair... Read more »
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How mental illnesses span generations and why they don’t have to

How mental illnesses span generations and why they don’t have to
[Editorial note: Today I’m joined by a guest columnist, Ally Golden, who is an international best-best selling author, and frequent speaker about mental health issues.]  How mental illnesses span generations and why they don’t have to By: Ally Golden  Nearly 1 in 5 American adults live with a mental illness. There has been much literature... Read more »

Donald Trump’s summit with Putin has emboldened Iran

Donald Trump’s summit with Putin has emboldened Iran
Late Sunday night, Donald Trump went to twitter and started beating the war drum against Iran. He did so in retaliation to the President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks in a speech that if the U.S. launches a war against Iran, it would be the mother of all wars. We heard that same phrase from none other... Read more »

Who will stand up for America, who will stand-up for America’s greatness?

Who will stand up for America, who will stand-up for America’s greatness?
“Who, in this moment of abdication of American leadership by the president, will speak for America? Who will speak for American greatness?”—Bill Kristol Bill Kristol, the Editor-at-Large of the Conservative “Weekly Standard,” posted the words above on Twitter in response to Donald Trump’s temper-tantrum in Brussels, at the NATO conference. His words encapsulate this moment... Read more »
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One woman’s choice

One woman’s choice
When she was  29, and a recent Law School graduate, Analyn Megison was dragged through the entrance of her home and raped. Her attacker was a man whom she had met through mutual acquaintances. She remembers the smell of her blood in the carpet during and after the ordeal, and the excruciating pain she felt... Read more »