It was easy to shut your eyes and see and hear Nixon tracking back and forth across the land in the fall of 1968, about how “the other” is coming for your way of life.
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He behaves as if millions of Americans, jobless with dwindling hope for a future they now measure by a clock instead of a calendar, are invisible to him.
Comprehending loss is beyond his grasp. He casts himself as a stranger to loss. Losing something, anything or anyone could mark you as a loser. Not him.
We are a nation of strivers, dreamers, heroes. And yes, most of us do want to get along. Sadly, we have a leader who needs us to hate one another.
The true spirit of the man was seen in those moments away from the camera. There won’t be another like him.
It was a somber moment. It was a horrifying year. And, in many ways, the country has yet to recover.
Does anyone actually believe that shooters would have stopped because their English teacher or lacrosse coach kept a Glock in the cabinet?
This is the first time across all the dust-covered years of our history, that an elected commander in chief chose to tweet instead of plan to defend the country.
On those long days when Kelly might wonder why he took the job, he will, no doubt, think of how he was raised on Bigelow Street in Brighton.
The Fenway crowd screamed so loud it drowned out the bigger worries many of us can’t shut out right now.