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POLITICAL AMERICA – 2020

 “In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, only consequences”,  wrote Robert Ingersoll, the 19th century political thinker, who could have been describing our 2020 national elections.         Campaign rhetoric has displayed our bitter partisanship eroding into  destructive polarization in which each side charges opponents with not only error and hostility but with fraud, evil …

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R.B.G. – Our Superstar – Is Gone !

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg – our nation’s leading advocate of “equality under law” – has died, and her loss will be widely felt.     Her impassioned and compelling judicial opinions – and dissents – which fought for (and advanced)  gender equality and rights for the disabled, and against stereotypic prejudices of all types, were landmarks …

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America’s Identity Crisis – “What am I?” VS. “Who am I?”

The Characteristics that distinguish us as individuals and those we share with others have become burning issues in American life. Stereotypic thinking today tries to place us in rigid categories that limit us, demean us and define us by the lowest common denominator of a dysfunctional group. In the process, everyone loses and we must …

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Op-Ed: Recap of the RNC Campaign of Fear

by THT Staff The Republican National Convention in 2020 focused on how well Republicans feel Trump has done as President for the past four years, making bold statements like ” America needs four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House.” The convention speakers explained why they do not believe that Joe Biden …

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Op-ed: Six Speeches that Made the 2020 DNC

by THT Staff Joe Biden To some people Joe Biden represents an extension of the Obama administration and to others he represents a potential American president we are all too familiar with.  Americans want change, real change.  No longer can politicians skirt around their words, but lack action that follows. The American people not only …

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Kamala Harris – The Rise of the Black Woman

On August 11th, 2020, Joe Biden announced his much-anticipated Vice Presidential Candidate as Kamala Harris. Just glancing at social media, one could feel the excitement throughout the Democratic Party. These supporters did not laud their presidential candidate’s choice because he was their candidate, but rather because of the historical choice he made. Kamala Harris is …

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Looking Ahead – Toward an American Narrative for Today

At my recent college reunion, I reminded my 1951 classmates of our good fortune in having lived in America’s golden years. The half-century from the end of World War II to the economic debacle of 2008 gave substance to the concept of “American exceptionalism,” which is being questioned today. The world acknowledged then ourprosperity and …

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OUTRAGE, Then Progress?

The tragic, indefensible death in Minneapolis of George Floyd – by uniformed police with a documented record of vicious, anti-black action – has evoked anguished cries for communal action. This national crisis must be acknowledged for what it is – a reflection of the bigotry and bias that contaminate our society. They are charges against …

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