Memorial: A French homage to the Private John Kreiner who did not come home to Baltimore

As a columnist, I have interviewed many American combat veterans. That includes veterans of World War II, several of them when my editors in Baltimore sent me to Normandy to cover the 40th anniversary observances of the D-Day invasion and the beginning of the liberation of France. But, of all the stories I wrote -- … Continue reading Memorial: A French homage to the Private John Kreiner who did not come home to Baltimore

Comparing ‘cancers’ on the Republican Party, 1954 & 2021

Much is made of how, in 1974, Republicans in Congress forced President Richard Nixon to resign to end the Watergate scandal and remove "a cancer" on the presidency. Compared to Republicans of the Trump era, the GOP senators and representatives of Nixon's time were giants of principle and conscience. As a followup to my most … Continue reading Comparing ‘cancers’ on the Republican Party, 1954 & 2021