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Opinion: Fetterman elected out of hate, anger and sense of gotcha

This is addressed to the people who remain in a state of shock after Pennsylvania voters chose John Fetterman to represent them in the U.S. Senate come January. Many have said the... — Updated 11/19/2022


Opinion: All have right to defend reputation against attacks

Every one of us has the right to defend our reputations against attack. Over the past few years, I’ve seen reputations destroyed by people with agendas. Those agendas have been... — Updated 10/1/2022


Opinion: Censorship leads to chaos, loss of independent thought

I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, some of them endearing, most of them not. When Barack Obama referred to conservatives like me as people who cling to our guns and... — Updated 9/10/2022


Opinion: Small-town journalists deserve our gratitude and respect for work

A lot of people think the pinnacle of journalism is working for a publication with national exposure, like The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal or The Chicago... — Updated 8/27/2022


Opinion: Jan. 6 hearings unworthy of us and history

I was 11 during the summer of 1973 when the Watergate hearings were televised. The memory is still clear in my mind, and it was a watershed moment for a young girl who thought her... — Updated 7/23/2022


Opinion: Despite country's flaws, we are still blessed to be here

During the Bicentennial year of 1976, I was a 15-year-old history geek. To be alive for the 200th birthday of our nation, particularly in Philadelphia, where it all began, was... — Updated 7/16/2022


Opinion: Keeping prayer out of schools has marginalized faith

Whenever the Supreme Court comes down with a particularly momentous decision, it’s customary to look at the majority opinion. After all, the majority makes the law. Sometimes,... — Updated 7/2/2022


Opinion: Hopefully pro-abortion group can resolve inconsistencies in souls

I’ve been in favor of the death penalty since I first knew what it was. I suppose it has something to do with my sense of justice: if you take a life, which is really the only... — Updated 6/4/2022


Opinion: Time to dispel myths about the pro-life movement

I was always a big fan of mythology. My particular favorite is Athena, also known as Minerva, goddess of wisdom. She is said to have sprung fully formed from her father Zeus... — Updated 5/14/2022


Opinion: Advice from social media lawyers worth as much as their degrees

Unlike so many people with Twitter and Facebook accounts these days, I am not a constitutional scholar. I did go to law school, passed the Bar on my first try and have been... — Updated 5/7/2022


Opinion: Trustworthiness should be a factor in whether to believe accusations

I was feeling a bit under the weather this past week, so I ended up spending time at home in front of the television. The thing that really mesmerized me was the Johnny Depp trial... — Updated 4/30/2022


Opinion: Progressives turning Disney's dream into nightmare

A few years ago, someone started a campaign to make Elsa the first lesbian Disney princess. It didn’t get much traction at the time, just like the idea that Ernie and Bert were... — Updated 4/16/2022


Opinion: Men, too, need attention paid to their mental health

Recently, a friend showed me a sobering graphic depicting the gender disparity in suicide rates between men and women. While females tend to attempt suicide more often than men (and... — Updated 4/9/2022


Opinion: Questions asked of Jackson need answers

As predicted, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings were pretty boring. Almost yawn-worthy. She’s a fairly boring person to begin with, which I suppose is a good thing s... — Updated 4/2/2022


Opinion: Ukraine crisis deserves better than the 'Black Lives Matter' treatment

Years ago, when I was just beginning to practice immigration law, I remember hearing about two horrific genocides. They were almost back-to-back, happening within little more than a... — Updated 3/19/2022


Opinion: Right thing done in rejecting Women's Health Protection Act

Sometimes, the stars align, and things happen the way they’re supposed to. Like starting Women’s History Month with a wonderful gift to women, or at least the unborn kind. On... — Updated 3/12/2022


Opinion: Inhumanity comes in every shade of being

I really hate the phrase “it’s a teachable moment.” People use it whenever they want to pretend that someone who messed up is going to regret her mistakes. This whole idea of... — Updated 2/12/2022


Opinion: Race and gender shouldn't limit court nominees

Exactly 10 years ago, the Supreme Court was presented with a case involving affirmative action. The majority rejected a policy employed by the University of Texas that allowed it... — Updated 2/5/2022


Opinion: Race shouldn't be a big factor in art appreciation

The other day, I went to a movie, and the experience moved me to tears. It was the most recent version of “Macbeth,” brought to the screen by the great Denzel Washington,... — Updated 1/29/2022


COVID actions protecting kids in wrong ways

When it became obvious that the Titanic was not going to survive its tragic collision with the iceberg in the North Atlantic, those in positions of authority started to do the... — Updated 1/22/2022


Poitier put humanity above identity

When my sister texted to tell me that Sidney Poitier had passed away, I started crying. All I could do was conjure up the black and white image of a beloved movie, “A Patch of... — Updated 1/15/2022


Opinion: Trans people cannot ignore biological reality

The other day I was engaged in a surprisingly civil Twitter conversation with a person who identified as a “trans” woman. I took that to mean that she was a biological male, but... — Updated 1/8/2022


Opinion: The Christmas holiday just isn't very 'woke'

Another Christmas has come and gone. Once again we got excited about the glittering decorations and the music and the Santa cookies. But you know, the holiday is not very woke. I... — Updated 1/1/2022


Opinion: Rapists should be held accountable sooner, not later

I regularly deal with women who’ve been sexually abused in other countries. Many of them do not report the assaults to law enforcement, because in El Salvador, Guatemala and... — Updated 12/24/2021


Opinion: Elf on the Shelf sets a bad tone for the season

Lately, I’ve started seeing all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift suggestions, articles, foods and complaints about all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift... — Updated 12/11/2021


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