Thursday, February 20, 2020
Friday, November 29, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019

It has been commonly observed that polarization in America has increased greatly in recent years. It is hard to disagree, given the rancorous political discourse we witness on a daily basis between the two major political parties, not to mention among many friends and neighbors.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Last month, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to Congress. It was relatively well-received by the general public, with 60 percent of viewers reporting a “very positive” reaction, which was higher favorability than most Obama-era State of the Union speeches gener…

Thursday, February 21, 2019

I am one of 77 million baby boomers in the United States – among the very first, having been born just a couple of months after World War II ended. According to AARP, 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day. Sixty-five percent plan to work past age 65, as I have. That is, up to now. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

In 2016, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump commented: “At the state and federal level, the United States spends more than $620 billion dollars on K-12 education each year. That’s an average of about $12,296 for every student enrolled in our elementary and secondary public s…

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The question that seemed to preoccupy much of the media leading up to the November midterm elections was whether the Democratic Party would achieve a major victory in regaining power in Washington from the Republicans, the anticipation being that congressional races would see many red (GOP d…

Friday, November 23, 2018

In the past month, several thousand Central American immigrants, mostly from Honduras, have been walking across Mexico toward the United States, hoping to gain entry here.  The question is whether we should grant them asylum as refugees fleeing poverty and violence in their home country or p…

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018

During the summer break, my wife and I saw “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” a documentary about the life of Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers. It was a break also from the constant yelling and screaming we hear around us today, not only in our individual neighborhoods but in the entire society.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Although readers know I lean conservative, they also know, if they bother reading my columns carefully and are open-minded, that I am usually careful to criticize both sides of the political spectrum as behaving badly and contributing to polarization of our political system.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

I have been accused by some readers of being terribly confused. I plead guilty. I am confused, increasingly so, by a culture that makes less and less sense with each passing week.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

I once wrote: “I have spent much of my adult life as a liberal. All the while, however, I sensed that, as I was aging, I was becoming more alienated from the left. It is not that I have abandoned liberalism. Rather, liberalism has abandoned me.”