Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Tell me, what would they see in your eyes?

On a downtown street in Lansing, Mich., a woman asked for our help. She was with her daughter, about 7 years old. We could see in the woman’s eyes several things: warmth, strength, wariness. In the young girl’s, shyness. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Please, Rep. Katko, minimize the damage Trump is doing

A request to my representative in Congress, John Katko (R, NY-24): The challenge in writing to you about Donald Trump’s assault on democracy is to focus on the long view, to avoid getting caught up in his latest deliberate distraction, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Swampville 9 loses a tough one to Team USA

Back when ‘merica was great, baseball teams “barnstormed” across the U.S., delighting fans young and old. None of those squads, however, packed stadiums like Donald Trump’s rag-tag Swampville 9. They lost a close one this week, 6-5 on a walk-off … Continue reading

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‘They never asked to be extorted, raped, threatened and beaten’

“She was told that if she failed to pay again, they would first rape her once more and then kill her son.” My brother recently returned from a 10-day volunteer stint representing women and children who have crossed the border from … Continue reading

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Sincerely, The Future of Healthcare

Here’s the backstory behind the video letter to President Donald J. Trump, “Sincerely, The Future of Healthcare,” that went viral last week, and a look at the five Upstate medical students who made it happen – in five days’ time. … Continue reading

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A view from the Women’s March on Washington

The National Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Saturday was a truly transformative moment in our nation’s history. The title notwithstanding, it was more than a just a march of and for women. So many among the estimated million marched in … Continue reading

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Inauguration 2017, the fate of our scorpion-elect and our democracy: an updated fable

The fate of President-elect Donald J. Trump and democracy, explained by the Greek storyteller, Aesop, with a 21st-century update: 1. A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream, and the scorpion asks the frog to carry … Continue reading

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Kicking Ass, Libtards and My Modest Proposal

Here’s an anecdote that sums up The Divided States of America, and a rather simplistic explanation of how we got there. But because our attention spans have been Twitterized, here’s the explanation first: Bad parenting. Now the anecdote, plus my … Continue reading

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Hail to the Chief

Ladies and gentlemen, here is the President-elect of the United States of America. God help us all.

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Donald Trump and I threw snowballs at a car when we were 13

When we were eighth-grade classmates, Donald Trump and I used to pal around and do mischievous things. One winter day when we were walking to school, Donald and I conspired to have snowballs handy and wing them as hard as … Continue reading

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