“What’s gonna fix our democracy is you … you and your vote.”

“Here’s the good news: In two months, we have the chance—not the certainty, but the chance—to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics. Because there is only one real check on bad policy and abuses of power. And that’s you—you and your vote.” “What’s gonna fix our democracy is you … The threat to […]

Administration by smokescreens

from a contributor in the Borough This is an administration by smokescreens. The President screamed that there was “voter fraud” (where the evidence is that any voting errors had a de minimus effect on the election) so that Republicans have an excuse for restrictions that discourage the minority vote. That’s a trick of the old […]

This is obstruction of justice — WC resident to Sen. Toomey

Dear Senator Toomey: “I hope you can let this go.” When the President says this to the FBI Director, it is obstruction of Justice. The Republican Party now stands for principles that are utterly antithetical to Democracy: bald-faced lying (Sessions); intolerance (the President, Sessions); undermining the Constitution (McConnell); voting rights manipulation (the entire Party); the […]

Was BuzzFeed right to publish alleged Trump dossier?

By Nathaniel Smith, The Times of Chester County, Jan 13th, 2017 If those allegations weren’t news before January 10, they sure are now. The post that contains the download to the full 35-page version of the allegations was viewed over 5,000,000 times in its first 3 days online. (The 2-page executive summary has not been […]

“Time To Double Down On Truth”

by Janet Colliton, Daily Local News, 11/14/16 Truth took a serious hit in this election. It seemed that anything could be said. In fact, truth might have taken enough of a hit to cause us to question the point of taking Ethics courses as professionals or why bother to try. At the risk of sounding […]