Commentator Christina Inge warns that proposed cuts to budgets for health and human service programs such as “meals on wheels” in Washington, DC will harm not only people who have worked hard all their lives…but also lawmakers’ souls.
In this independent commentary, author Steven Cushing draws parallels between 1933 Germany and the present, and lays out similarities between presidential candidate Donald Trump and Hitler, Caligulia, Mussolini, Whitey Bulger and others. He asks those considering voting for Trump: Would you entrust Bernie Madoff with the password to your bank account? Would you entrust Bill Clinton with the keys to your daughter’s bedroom? Do you really want to entrust the likes of Donald Trump with the keys to the nation’s nuclear codes? He then urges voters to, “in Trump’s words, let ‘common sense’ prevail, and as Ted Cruz said at the Republican convention, vote your conscience.”
In an interview with Lisa Mullins on “Here and Now” a daily program of National Public Radio, author Anita Harris reflected on how her college years shaped her career path. The interview focused on Harris’s book, Ithaca Diaries, a memoir and social history of her years at Cornell University in the 1960s.