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All Of It

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June 7, 2022

I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.

W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939

Understanding the seven decades of Israeli – Palestinian conflict, including…

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Ukraine Is Not, Will Never Be, Russia

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March 12, 2022

On February 24, Vladimir Putin launched a massive assault on Ukraine, because he claims, Russians and Ukrainians are “one people, a single whole,” and Ukraine is not a real…

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The Handshake

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April 15, 2021

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line with the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ AAA International League farm team, on Opening Day, April 18, 1946. Wearing No. 9 – not…

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The Chilling Cost of Open Carry & Assault Weapons

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February 24, 2021

Most Americans were appalled, horrified, by the Trump-instigated January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, in which five people were killed and 140 injured. But…

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One on One with the Dalai Lama

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December 14, 2020

Twenty-nine years ago today, I sat knee to knee with the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, at his home just outside Dharamshala in Northern India. We talked for one…