Actually, I’m going to assume that the signatories of the “Letter on Justice and Open Debate” were not all that concerned about some random guy losing his job for being a complete jerk. Although they mention no specifics during their criticism of what they perceive as a growing intolerance and censoriousness among liberals, they make it pretty clear: The “calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought” that concern them most involve either themselves or people they might know. – Mary McNamara (LA Times)

PERHAPS you’ve heard.

HARPER’S Magazine published a Letter. Institutional luminaries, along with impressive college and university contributors as signatories, participated in, “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate.”

Did they understand the national backdrop, or the background that could have been the catalyst?

The “hate mail” page on my site was once a high-trafficked spot. I feel Ms. Rowling, but…

A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate spelled out reality in starker terms than any privileged class could.

Then there’s the obvious for intellectuals and thinkers who’ve faced the fire to thrive.

Another topic this week is the new cover for CITIZEN KATE which will be on sale from July 18-24th. was compelled to write this novel, regardless of the odds, after I heard the call of a giant of a man.

When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked, in 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact? Did we stand on the sidelines and say nothing?” Rep. Elijah Cummings

My answer is CITIZEN KATE.

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