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Farewell to a Gentler America

We are about to say goodbye to a president who conquered the highest office in America even though his father was not only foreign-born, but also black. It was a rare achievement for a country so divided between liberals and … Continue reading

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Trump and the Bully Pulpit

Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0) As of today, Donald Trump has won a virtually unobstructed path to the Republican nomination. The grandstanding and uncouth utterances of the Republican campaign over the last few months remind me of the tirades … Continue reading

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The Only Common Sense Solution to America’s Gun Problem

“Une vie ne vaut rien, mais rien ne vaut une vie.” “A life has no value, but nothing is as valuable as a life.” Thus wrote Andre Malraux, the great novelist, in 1933. In the United States, Malraux is best … Continue reading

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