Pittsburgh Synagogue murderer

Tree of Life

The author of this comment on the massacre of 11 very old Jewish citizens in their Pittsburgh synagogue is a 73 year old Pennsylvanian who lives close by Pittsburgh. I have known Bill for many years and although we disagree on some major issues like “guns,” I found his very thoughtful comments on this horrific…

Brett Kavanaugh supreme boofer

What Next for Kavanaugh?

Don Rose “What goes around comes around!” So goes the commonplace unveiled threat of reprisal from an uncommonplace individual in a very uncommonplace situation. I speak, of course, of Brett Kavanaugh’s tirade against Democrats and assorted other evil-doers who had the temerity to pose hard questions and actually (gasp) oppose his nomination to the highest…

Peter Van Burean

I Have Been Permanently Banned from Twitter

With a President who vociferously defends his use of Twitter to circumvent political norms, evade his ostensible “handlers,” and to stoke racial and xenophobic tensions, Twitter has become an important free-speach frontier. But Twitter is a private company and has chosen to silence accounts it deems abusive or dangerous.  Not Donald Trump’s support for armed…