At this time of division, a walk along the sacred ground at Antietam to contemplate what happened there might compel us to examine what is in our hearts and help us to find our moral center as a people. The formation of a more perfect union is an endless job, and we have much work to do. But we will not succeed by groveling in the low recesses of our fears and prejudices. As is demonstrated by the preservation of our union after four years of a terrible civil war, victory can only be achieved by
For all his glaring faults — and there are many — the Trump candidacy is succeeding where the establishment fails in great part due to the fact that he is certainly not offering the prospect of more of the same. We have seen how the establishment has governed when given the chance, and few voters want to go back there.
Everyone is an important person to Barbara Mikulski, and therein lies the political genius that resulted in her being elected five times to the House of Representatives and then five times to what had been the ultimate boys club — the U.S. Senate. It is not a genius of calculation. It is a simple but miraculous ability to connect.
On the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, which secured the union and promised a new birth of freedom, have we given away in the name of security the promise of a government of the people, for the people and by the people?