It’s time for Republicans to relearn a fundamental truth

The last couple weeks of election fracas have recalled to mind a prayer, from the evening of Nov. 4, 1992, less than 24 hours after William Jefferson Clinton defeated George H. W. Bush. Jon O’Brien, then headmaster at St. Andrew’s School, stood before the students in the dining hall, preparing to say grace before our … Continue reading It’s time for Republicans to relearn a fundamental truth

To achieve equality, we must step forward — not just to the side

The conflict over basic questions of equality and human rights was stoked a bit hotter last week with Pope Francis’ seemingly radical statement that LGBTQ people have a right to be in a family. Pope Francis’ statement came out in the documentary “Francesco,” released on Wednesday. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a … Continue reading To achieve equality, we must step forward — not just to the side

We need America’s women to dominate the polls, and save our future

Tuesday was the centennial of women’s suffrage, and there has been no year in which it’s more important for women to exercise that right than 2020. The bloody fight it took women to get to the 19th Amendment, and the continuing fight for equality, should be commemorated. Today, 57 years after the Equal Pay Act, … Continue reading We need America’s women to dominate the polls, and save our future

The great honor of being a threat to this president

For journalists, angry calls, thinly veiled threats, even outright threats, are a perverse kind of compliment. It’s not that we want to receive vitriolic, often drunken, screeds or threats. And, FYI — threatening people is illegal. But, when someone is opposed enough to the free expression of a free press to get hammered and leave … Continue reading The great honor of being a threat to this president