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In the past couple of weeks, Congress’ Select Committee has presented persuasive, unrebutted evidence that Donald J. Trump, the duly-elected 45th President, refused to abide by the will of the People. He knew, full well, that he had lost both the popular vote and the determinative Electoral College vote, by a substantial margin, and that […]
If newspaper editors really wanted to bring proper attention to climate change, they would immediately dedicate a portion of their front page — say, lower left corner — to an “Earth Watch” box that provides daily coverage of the issue. After all, no news story has more profound ramifications for readers than the very real […]
This is Sunshine Week, the only week in the year devoted to celebrating the fact that we live in an open society, where We the People have the right to keep tabs on our public servants through access to the public’s records. While this right formally arises under statutes (the federal Freedom of Information Act […]
It’s been quite a year. Last March, just shortly after the COVID-19 outbreak caused lockdowns across the globe, I penned a rather upbeat, optimistic column published here. It posited that humankind’s awakening to the fundamental truth that we are all linked together (and, therefore, inescapably interdependent) presented a profound opportunity; as a result, I foresaw […]
Ladies and Gentlemen: Today is the __th day of our nation’s, and the world’s, ongoing battle against the most serious public health crisis in more than a century. As of [time] p.m. this afternoon, the number of documented individuals infected with the coronavirus is __#__ here in the U.S. and __#___ worldwide. Although […]
The Chinese word 机会 has two meanings: (1) crisis, and (2) opportunity. The current global pandemic embodies both meanings – it presents an international health crisis threatening the welfare of billions of humans, of all ages, but also a truly historic opportunity for us all. We should embrace that opportunity – to improve the […]