The Triumph of Democracy: The Tale of Two Weeks

The Triumph of Democracy: The Tale of Two Weeks

Over the last two weeks, I twice wiped tears from my eyes. The first was on Jan. 6 when insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, desecrating the sanctuary and cradle of American democracy. The second was on Jan. 20 listening to Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet...
We Don’t Do Kings

We Don’t Do Kings

As Donald Trump basks in a self-designed and elaborate military send-off from Washington and Joe Biden takes the solemn oath of office as our 46th president, I am reminded that in America, we don’t do kings. We do elections. Free and fair elections: cries and lies of...
Avoiding Breaches in Wall of Church-State Separation

Avoiding Breaches in Wall of Church-State Separation

Georgia’s recent election of a prominent pastor to serve in the U.S. Senate has prompted some reflection on our time-honored and carefully maintained principle of the “separation of church and state.” The reported intention of Raphael Warnock to continue to serve as...
It’s Time to Name Our Sins

It’s Time to Name Our Sins

Politicians and pundits ponder what a fitting response should be to the storming of the US Capitol on Jan. 6. Some say we should impeach the president again, remove him from office by invoking the 25th Amendment or pursue both. Others say that either course would be...