Washington Set Tone for Presidential Transitions

Washington Set Tone for Presidential Transitions

He sat alone on a dais in the Philadelphia Statehouse during a hot and steamy Philadelphia summer. For a man many considered royalty, his chair and desk were simple. And although he rarely spoke as he presided over an unprecedented experiment in modern democracy,...
Losers, Thugs and Nasty – Why Words Matter

Losers, Thugs and Nasty – Why Words Matter

Words matter. The Atlantic magazine reported last week that President Donald J. Trump dishonored U.S. soldiers and veterans when he referred to soldiers killed in action as “losers” and “suckers.” The White House denied the claims, but former Chief of Staff John Kelly...
The Day Democracy Teetered on Tyranny’s Brink

The Day Democracy Teetered on Tyranny’s Brink

Democracy teetered on the brink of collapse on June 1. Responding to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police a week earlier, thousands of citizens marched demanding justice. They declared that Black Lives Matter and advocated for a...