THE ROYAL SCANDAL

We could well be on the brink of war with Iran. A Ukrainian passenger plane with 176 people aboard just crashed near Tehran and it’s now believed it was brought down by a SA-15 surface-to-air missile. The entire planet is

ACTUALLY MELANIA, IT’S BE WORST

I wonder how Melania Trump formulated the two recent statements she put out. One excoriated Pamela Karlan for using Barron Trump’s name in a pretty innocuous, although inappropriate sentence, which Ms. Karlan later apologized for. The other, put out by

WHAT WE NEED IN A CANDIDATE

When I was in college, I took a course called Man and Religion. One day, the professor used the class to discuss what had happened to the collective psyche of Mankind when we created bombs that could literally destroy the

AN OPEN LETTER TO GRETA THUNBERG

Dear Greta, You’ve obviously gotten under the very thin skin of some people who aren’t interested in saving the planet. Someone on Fox News called you “mentally ill,” Laura Ingraham said you reminded her of Stephen King’s “children of the

HOW LIARS WIN

Many years ago, I got involved with a man who was the most charming, effective liar I have ever met. My questionable taste in men aside, I did not know how utterly dishonest he was for quite a while because

THE MEN WHO WOULD DESTROY EARTH

In the time it takes you to inhale and exhale, swaths of the Amazon rainforest will have burned. Countless animals will have died. We will never know the true death toll. 10% of the species living on this planet reside

IT’S THE PLANET, STUPID

In 1973, Richard Nixon, hardly a nature boy, was intelligent enough to know that the balance of nature – animals, plants, ecosystems – needed to be protected from corporate greed and short-sighted people who would put profit over stewardship of

THE RACIST IN CHIEF

I would like to plead with every journalist, pundit, and talk show guest to never again ask whether or not Donald Trump is a racist. For those who still had their doubts, he just answered the question in his latest

ON THIS FATHER’S DAY

We didn’t have any traditions in my family for Father’s Day — no yearly breakfast or lunch, no predictable outing that matched something my father was fond of, like a sports event. We gave my father cards, and as children

WAITING

Every year, around this time — the end of May — I feel myself slipping into the same suspended state I was in 15 years ago when we were waiting for my father to die. It comes with the purple

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