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 By John Micek    Voices    November 15, 2020

Opinion: Maybe back on road to decency

I was walking along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg on Saturday when the world learned that Joe Biden had bested Donald Trump to become the president-elect of the United States. The November sun was unseasonably warm on my face, and a cool...

 
 By John Micek    Voices    November 1, 2020

Opinion: Republicans lending QAnon legitimacy

In a normal universe, the baseless and appalling QAnon conspiracy theory would be the plot to the worst action thriller you’ve ever seen. If you don’t know by now, QAnon adherents subscribe to the utterly bonkers proposition that President...

 
 By John Micek    Voices    July 12, 2020

Opinion: Trump stoops to using children as political pawns

Here’s how far Donald Trump is willing to go to ensure his re-election: After trying to normalize COVID-19 deaths among senior citizens and asking us to just get used to the fact that more people will die, he’s now willing to use America’s...

 
 By John Micek    Voices    March 22, 2020

Micek: Don't waste crisis with fear, paranoia

Shortly after Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel got into a bit of hot water when he observed to an interviewer, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” A decade-and-a-half ago,...

 

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