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Who’s in charge-Lodestar?

A big bag of wind threatening disaster and death is barreling down on the east coast. President Donald Trump (who for the sake of argument isn’t the big bag of wind) is pointing at the federal governm…

Standing on the south lawn

Late last week, as the White House Press Corps settled into the latest version of “new normal” at the White House – that being no briefings, appearances by the president only in small pool sprays and …

Sympathy for the Devil

Just before President Donald Trump took the stage at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virigina on Aug. 24, the loudspeakers began blaring a song by The Rolling Stones: “Sympathy for The…

A few words on John McCain

I did not know John McCain well. My interactions with him can be summed up to meeting at a party in D.C., where we exchanged pleasantries, a few interviews and a chance encounter outside the tram trav…

About the free press

The United States has been a curious experiment in government from its inception. Highly influenced by the Magna Carta, our forefathers sought to govern themselves. No king. No despot. No tyrant. A na…