SAVING OUR DEMOCRATIC VALUES-Like millions of my fellow countrymen and women, I have a deep concern about the long-term sustainability of our union and the basic constitutional structures that have preserved it in other times of social upheaval.

GUEST COMMENTARY--“Greed is good,” proclaimed Gordon Gekko (photo above), lead character in a 1987 film lampooning the low ethics of the high finance barons of Wall Street.

WORLD POLITICS--The powerful juxtaposition of the U.S. delegation in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, opening up the new U.S. Embassy while Israeli military snipers picked off and killed 61 Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza again brings the Israel-Palestinian crisis to every newshound’s attention.

‘WE PRETEND’, FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT--After Parkland, I remember moving a pair of large scissors from my desk to the podium in the front of my classroom.

MORALITY POLITICS-According to the New York Times, in late 2002, Gina Haspel was dispatched to oversee a secret CIA prison in Thailand code-named Cat's Eye. While she was there, CIA contractors waterboarded al-Qaeda suspects including Abd al-Rahim al-Nashir, the man accused of orchestrating the bombing of the American destroyer U.S.S. Cole off the coast of Yemen in 2000

PERSPECTIVE--Virtually everyone in the US faults North Korea for threatening to cancel the Trump-Kim summit scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. No one, including the liberal media, bothers to address North Korea’s conditions for a successful summit or the reasons for its warning about a cancellation. Let’s review the matter with some objectivity.

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