civil truth

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I have adopted my screen name out of a passion to seek out and proclaim the truth, but to do so in a civil manner that permits genuine conversation in an era where mutual respect is rapidly becoming an endangered species. No guarantee I will live up to that all the time, though.
In all the debate I've encountered regarding Trump's emergency declaration regarding our southern border and the building of a wall, there is an insidious element in the opposition by primarily Democratic legislators and other representatives that has largely passed over without notice. And that insidious element has to do with...
Sixty-eight years ago, on June 1, 1950, in a nation tearing itself apart over the Joseph McCarthy accusations regarding Communist infiltration of our government, the Senate's first female senator, Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, rose to deliver an historic speech on the Senate floor, a speech that has become...
With the treachery of Jeff Flake coupled with the continued obstinacy of Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in demanding an impossible level of certainty, the time has come to put an end to the debacle of never-ending delay and continual bad faith dealings and to force the issue to...
As the men on the Ford defense team ramp up further their increasingly frantic protests and shrill complaints about the terms of engagement, through their rhetoric and demands, they expose ever more clearly the terrifying reality behind their behavior and the agenda of their supporters and mouthpieces: the totalitarian...
With the latest skullduggery once again embroiling the Kavanaugh nomination in turmoil, it's easy to become distracted from recognition that the events to date have now put the Senate itself at center stage as to whether it will act in its constitutional role as a defender of the bedrock...
While many like to wallow in accusations of scandal and to debate all the details, I am disturbed by how this L'Affaire de Roy Moore represents the latest example of the increasingly compulsive need to nationalize the conducting of state and local elections and to shout to the world...
Let us choose wisely in this fateful hour.