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The Commanding Heights of America’s Ethical Code

Note: This essay was originally published on January 24, 2018, at thehill.com. (http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/370563-the-commanding-heights-of-americas-ethical-code) Almost 100 years ago Vladimir Lenin sought to placate his Bolshevik supporters who were upset that some capitalistic elements were being allowed into the fledgling Soviet command … Continue reading

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Film Casablanca Still Speaks to Us Today

(This essay was originally published by the Newport Daily News on January 23, 2018.) Seventy-five years ago today, the film Casablanca, one of the most popular movies of all time, was released nationally after premiering in New York City on … Continue reading

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Plato, Trump and the Wall

(This essay was originally published as “We’re losing track of what is real and fake in Trump’s America” by thehill.com on January 15, 2018.) President Trump and the Democrats are negotiating over the fate of the dreamers and of the … Continue reading

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Anne Hutchinson, Part II: Founding Mother of Religious Tolerance

(Note: This is Part II of a three part essay on Anne Hutchinson. It was originally published as “Hutchinson followed her ideals on diversity” in the Newport Daily News on December 28, 2017.) Three hundred eighty years ago, the Great … Continue reading

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Anne Hutchinson: Founding Mother of Religious Tolerance

Three hundred eighty years ago, the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony convicted Anne Hutchinson of heresy and banished her from the colony. More than just a founding mother of Portsmouth, RI, she can be considered a founding mother of … Continue reading

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Building American Civicism

(A version of this essay was published as “What It Means to Be a Good Citizen in the Age of Colin Kaepernick” by TheHill.com, on 11-17-17.) GQ’s recent selection of Colin Kaepernick as a “man of the year,” specifically “citizen … Continue reading

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A “Chinese Century” of Leadership in Clean Energy?

(This essay was originally published as “We are paving the way for Chinese dominance in clean energy,” by The Hill [online] on November 12, 2017.) For early baby-boomers, the federal government’s release on November 3 of the comprehensive science report … Continue reading

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