October 21, 2020

To recap: I told myself at the start of the pandemic that I would vote for Donald Trump if he could help successfully steer this country through the uncertain and tumultuous path ahead. 

Just like the reasoning behind my deal with the devil earlier this year, decisions I’ve tried to make on the ballot have been rooted in both “the best interests” and “the best person.” I’...

October 7, 2020

Just after the holidays last year, I remember packing up the ornaments from our Christmas tree and thinking to myself, “When we pull these out again, we may have elected a new president.” 

I didn’t realize then that just a few months later, I’d make an almost unfathomable deal with myself. I told myself that despite A LOT of negative feelings about President Trump (for a...

September 24, 2020

We tell kids to tell the truth, but we don’t expect honesty from our leaders. Lying has become a way of life in this country … so much so that we don’t expect anything else from our leaders.

President Donald Trump lied to us about Covid-19 and his administration prevented the U.S. Post Office from mailing masks to every household in the United States in April and now the...

September 10, 2020

One of the things I remember most about Sept. 11, 2001, was the singing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. 

I was a young reporter in Michigan, covering a special election in Macomb County held despite the terrorist attacks earlier that day in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. We watched the scene on a television tucked in a corner of the small storefr...

August 18, 2020

It’s Democratic National Convention Week! In any other year we probably would have heard this week described as a big one if you’re “into politics.” 

But it’s not any other year. We’re in a global pandemic and our country (ahem, President Donald Trump) has failed to mount a thoughtful, coordinated and cohesive response to COVID-19 based on actual science. The total absenc...

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