07 July 2021

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Whatever you think of it, we’re global

Whatever you think of it, we’re global


My Opinion
No matter how hard we try, we really can’t avoid one another. We live in a world where what takes place somewhere else on the globe has a ...
16 June 2021

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Talking about the ‘common good’

Talking about the ‘common good’


I’ve always been impressed that the preamble to the Constitution begins “We the People of the United States.” We’ve heard the phrase so often ...
09 June 2021

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Can U.S. sustain international order?

Can U.S. sustain international order?


We don’t often think that how the United States conducts itself at home has much impact on how we face the world, but it does. You’d be amazed at ...
02 June 2021

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Country’s stronger when more people vote

Country’s stronger when more people vote


There is a fight going on over the heart of our democracy, and I worry that democracy is losing. Over the last few months, several states have moved d...
19 May 2021

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Summing up democracy

Summing up democracy


It’s so easy, in the course of our day-to-day lives, to get caught up in the political preoccupations of the moment. What’s the Senate going to do...
28 April 2021

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Why reforming the filibuster matters

Why reforming the filibuster matters


My Opinion
As Washington turns its attention to infrastructure and other matters of policy, the Senate filibuster isn’t commanding quite the same hea...
03 March 2021

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Country rests on people doing the right thing

Country rests on people doing the right thing


My Opinion
As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our founders would have made of it all. Impossi...
24 February 2021

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Good foreign policy is good domestic policy, and vice-versa

Good foreign policy is good domestic policy, and vice-versa


There was an interesting moment in Washington at the end of January, on Antony Blinken’s first full day as secretary of state. Meeting with the pres...
17 February 2021

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The path forward

The path forward


My Opinion
With the hand-off of power from one president to another, we enter this new phase of our national life in deep distress. We are divided and ...
10 February 2021

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Biden’s toughest job: a polarized America

Biden’s toughest job: a polarized America


My Opinion
If the months since the November elections have shown us anything, it’s that the U.S. is more deeply divided than we’ve experienced in a...