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Our Better Angels/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 6, 2018

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National Public Radio recently had an interview with Author, Jon Meacham. Mr. Meacham has written a book that is cited often in conversation, entitled “The Soul of America The Battle of Our Better Angels”. In the radio interview, Mr. Meacham has this to say: “And Woodrow Wilson, who’s a deeply problematic character but who wrote […]

“When the President Does It…”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 3, 2018

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One of the great moments of TV documentary, took place during the interview of former President Nixon by media personality, David Frost. Mr. Frost inquired if certain actions by President Nixon, such as the infamous Huston Plan, might correctly be deemed as illegal. President Nixon responded that “…Well when the President does it that means […]

Truth-Telling/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 27, 2018

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The media has been replete with discussions on the President and lying. How often does he lie, when does he lie, does he know he is lying, etc. One recent piece divided lies into three disparate categories. Who knew lying was worthy of such analysis? In the context of civil dialogue such as mediation process, […]

Respect/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 16, 2018

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Studs Terkel was an author, actor, and media presence for decades. His radio shows are going to be made available to new listeners online, 10 years after his death. In his memoir “Touch and Go” he explains the art of gaining people’s trust in the following way: “The person recognizes that you respect them, because […]

Have We No Decency?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 13, 2018

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After Sen. John McCain announced his opposition to CIA nominee Gina Haspel, Kathy Sadler of the White Hose staff mad a crude reference to the fact that the Arizona Senator was likely to soon die. Maria Shriver posted this tweet in reaction “I feel badly that we have lost our decency. We have forgotten how […]

Tomorrow/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2018

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Just came across this quote about General (and later President) U. S. Grant: A heavy rain has started to fall. As I stood beneath a tree, smoking a cigar and trying to stay dry, I was visited by Gen. Sherman. “Well, Grant,” he said, “we’ve had the devil’s own day, haven’t we?” I replied, “Yes. […]

Risky Business/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 5, 2018

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Jay Winik, author and historian, wrote on the topic of “Summitry Can Be Risky Business, for the WSJ. (May 4,2018). High-profile summit meetings, we are told, can have unforeseeable consequences. In 1986, President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Gorbachev insisted on an agreement that the US agree to limit its missile-defense […]