Second Amendment and Natural Born Citizen have something in common

There are 4,543 words in the original, unamended U.S. Constitution, minus the names of the signatories. Is it possible that anyone at any time could write a document of this length and not have a lapse or two of clarity? Doubtful. Even the master of certainty, Donald Trump, acknowledges that he is not quite sure…

The Ferguson dilemma: When keeping up appearances is not enough

A recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that described the way that the small St. Louis County municipality of Pagedale was condemning inhabited, livable houses and levying fines for petty housing code violations. A subsequent editorial  drew an explicit line between this practice and the over-reliance on revenue generated by traffic violations which was…

President Obama should apologize for using the T-word

President Obama has repeatedly exhibited key characteristics of a strong leader. He is decisive when necessary; reflective when appropriate, and clear in his vision for the United States and the world. One attribute that he has not presented is the ability to apologize when he says or does something that he later regrets. Such an…