“We must not be enemies,” counselled Abraham Lincoln on the treatment of his political adversaries and, more importantly in his mind, fellow countrymen. “Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.” Lincoln’s point is eloquently made and absolutely correct – it is important to try our best to see eye-to-eye…

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William Happer has left the White House along with his friend John Bolton. That is a very good thing. Happer is among the world’s leading climate change denialists. And the one thing we don’t need right now is one of those in any position of power.      

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 For those who have been too busy following the ongoing impeachment proceedings in the US – or for those who have understandably been ceaselessly pointing at the news channel and shrieking ever since 2016 – the U.K. is due to hold an election next month.  This is a chore for all British citizens, as the…

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image source: Joe Mabel We learned with some sadness the other day of the passing of Gahan Wilson, the great cartoonist whose macabre humor and startling talent kept us amused since we first encountered him in the 1960s. His images were inevitably funny, yet also somehow terrifying. Perhaps not since Charles Adams have the fearsome…

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Fiona Hill, former White House adviser on Russia, said in her opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee that lawmakers were weaponizing “falsehoods” that advance Russian interests and distract from its aggression in eastern Europe and around the world. “I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternate narrative that the Ukrainian…

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At one point I was so proud to serve, Wearing my battle dress, Ready for the call to duty, A call only so many can hear, But what do we do when we can no longer answer the call. What purpose do we have, Our battle dress no longer needed, Our efforts spent like gun…

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