Kavanaugh will be Confirmed for the Supreme Court

Though I desperately want to be wrong, I predict:  Professor Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning about sexual assault on her person;  Judge Kavanaugh will then be confirmed for the Supreme Court by the Senate majority that same afternoon, or Friday at the latest. It will matter little what Professor Ford says. Republican Senators clearly have no interest in truth, only confirmation.

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Is Trump America’s First Dictator?

Watching President Trump attack the free press as the “enemy of the people” and discredit institutions of democratic government, I am reminded of a demagogue from another era. That was Joe McCarthy, junior Senator from Wisconsin in the early ‘50s. A self centered egotistical opportunist, his only interest was in personal fame, fortune, and political power.

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Will American Democracy Survive Trump?

During most of my life I have been proud that the United State is the strongest, most democratic, and politically stable nation on earth. That strength spanned the entire spectrum of civilized achievement from economics, technology, and innovation to human rights, social justice, and the rule of law.

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More Observations of Evangelical Christians

I recently had occasion to explore the issue of DACA with an evangelical Christian friend I have known for close to 40 years. He is university educated, a good husband and father. I thought I knew him well. I had always thought he had an objective and sincere interest in the welfare of other human beings.

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