95 Days And Counting; Now Is The Time To Act

By Jan Warrington and Frank Starr Happy Saturday, and happy first day of August. The summer is beginning to wind down, and each day brings us closer to November 3, 2020, the day we have been yearning for since November 8, 2016. Frank and I have one urgent message for you today: Please, please get […]

A GOP Stumble on the Steps

Will the GOP ever learn that decency triumphs? By Jan Warrington A hot and humid Sunday, and I’m stewing over the definition of the word “accost,” over non-apologies, over the notion of cheap forgiveness, and — after the incident at the Capitol last Monday between Rep. Ted Yoho and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the GOP’s […]

A Bright Shiny Indifference

The events we’re experiencing will be among the most critical of our lives. Shall we treat them with indifference or honor them in memory? By Jan Warrington A tweet from Donald Trump a few weeks ago didn’t get anywhere near the attention that I think it deserved. I’ve been stewing over it ever since. Here […]

The Sorrow Has Started, Anger Abides

Jan has done it again. She was moved by this letter, as was I. But it’s so much more than a son’s letter about his father. Jan sees it in the wider context. By Jan Warrington I didn’t cry until I read Wynton Marsalis’s love letter to his father Ellis, the great jazz pianist, who […]

The Cowards Are Killing Us

Jan has perfectly captured what I–and maybe you–have been feeling since COVID-19 became a pandemic.  By Jan Warrington Let’s not mince words here: We are slowly drowning in a sea of bullshit, a sea of crazy coming from a cowardly administration that is trying desperately to minimize our awareness of the full impact of the […]

The Ways of Tyranny

Josef Stalin ordered his leading military strategist, Gen. Iona Yakir, shot at dawn on June 12, 1937, after a one-day trial for anti-Soviet activity and espionage. Yakir’s appeal of his sentence went unread; Stalin had labeled him a “rascal and prostitute.” But killing him wasn’t enough. Yakir’s younger brother Moris also was shot.  If Gen. […]

Roses in December

We’re lucky today to have another blog post written by my wife. I think you’ll love this piece as much as I do and that she’ll contribute more often. She gives us hope when we need it.   By Jan Warrington God gave us memory, the author J. M. Barrie once wrote, so that we […]

Sam for President

By Jan Warrington For Christmas 2017, my sister gave my husband and me a dish towel with a drawing of a dog seated behind a desk, and not just in any office, but the Oval Office. (We loved it!) The towel reads: “My dog would make a better president.” So true, several friends said after […]

An act of heroism

Writers, politicians, editors, and some of the public rushed to label Robert Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday “a mess” and “a disaster.” They could not be more wrong, unless of course what they wanted was entertainment. Perhaps that’s the problem; The Washington Post has assigned its theater critic to review the Democratic presidential candidates. But government and […]