Category Archives: Leadership

The Trump Presidency as Covering Fire

December 1, 2017 Can you picture the bit in most war movies and many westerns where someone says, “cover me while I make a break for it,” or “cover me while I get behind them,” or some such.  Always, “cover … Continue reading

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How Does One Become Morally Obtuse?

July 22, 2017 I have a letter in today’s (?) New York Times.  It’s in the on-line version, the post is dated yesterday, and perhaps it will be in tomorrow’s print edition (The Sunday Review section). The letter is in … Continue reading

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Western Values or Human Values?

July 16, 2017 On July 6, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Poland celebrating ‘western values.’ He linked together historic threats (including both Nazi terror and Soviet domination) against which Poland struggled and the current threats that the United States … Continue reading

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Shout Out to Xiaobo

July 15, 2017 From Liu Xiaobo’s speech accepting the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, delivered in absentia (it was read by Liv Ullmann): Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. … Continue reading

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Collusion Update

July 11, 2017 The Russia story is very much in the news cycle just now:  the possibility of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign with an eye to affecting the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. … Continue reading

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Watch What Happens Next

July 6, 2017 Since the election I’ve urged people not (NOT) to pay attention to what Donald Trump says.  It’s a circus, it’s a distraction.  Some people think his tweets (etc.) are meant to be a distraction, but I have … Continue reading

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Our Progress in Resisting — Or Lack Thereof

June 30, 2017 I look forward to each Friday’s column from Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine.  I don’t always agree with Sullivan, but he consistently makes spot-on observations.  Here’s how this week’s column begins in its section on Trump/The … Continue reading

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