Trump’s presidency is not normal — and it’s not acceptable

(Dialogue Magazine) -- The ceaseless barrage of news — both real and fake — from the Trump administration can be numbing, so it’s important to step back every once in a while and look at the big picture: Never have we seen such utter chaos and blatant corruption.

Don’t let the absurd ploy to arm teachers distract you

(Dialogue Magazine) -- The deliberately outrageous idea of arming classroom teachers is nothing more than a distraction, a ploy by the gun lobby to buy time for passions to cool. Don’t get sidetracked. Keep the focus where it belongs — on keeping military-style assault rifles out of civilian hands.

Trump’s first year was even worse than feared

(Dialogue Magazine) -- Grit your teeth. Persevere. Just a few more days and this awful, rotten, no-good, ridiculous, rancorous, sordid, disgraceful year in the civic life of our nation will be over. Here’s hoping that we all — particularly special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — have a better 2018.

Trump and Pence’s Plot Overshadow Manning’s Day

(Dialogue Magazine) -- Even though his boss has been engaged in a fight with NFL players for more than two weeks for their decision to kneel during the national anthem, Mike Pence tried to victimize himself and claim ignorance of the dispute at the Colts vs. 49ers game by walking out after the national anthem. 

Our #FakeHero president is an insult to our Founders

(Dialogue Magazine) -- The signers of the Declaration of Independence were highly imperfect men. Thomas Jefferson and his fellow Southerners were rank hypocrites for declaring “all men are created equal” while owning men, women and children as their slaves. John Adams was sour and disputatious, and later as president would sign the Sedition Act cracking down on criticism of the government.

Trump’s cake and golf presidency

(Dialogue Magazine) -- President Trump’s spending of public money on his own ease and comfort is lavish and wasteful. His attitude toward taxpayers seems to be, roughly: Let them eat “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen.”