Trump needs to stand up to threats against Jews

There are growing threats against Jews since January — bomb threats yesterday in 11 cities. It is not enough for President Trump to say he is the least anti-semitic person we know or that his daughter Ivanka converted to marry Jared Kushner. This calls for leadership speaking for the country. He needs to face the…Continue Reading

Trump doesn’t understand the job

Sweden: All kidding aside. President Trump heard something, he isn’t sure what, on Fox that lead him to think something happened in Sweden; he is not sure what. But he goes before an audience and tries to fake his way through it as if something really happened and he knows about it. If something had…Continue Reading

The shameful performance of press at Trump news conference

During the administration of Gov. Jim McGreevey New Jersey Statehouse reporters were summoned to the state treasurer’s office to get figures for the upcoming budget. I assigned one of our most capable investigative reporters, Sandy McClure, to the event. The treasurer informed a room filled with journalists that this was just for them, off the…Continue Reading

Trump should hope he could be 10 percent of the man Lewis is

Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to…… Trump tweeted that: Predictable. Expected. Typical. Trump can’t stand people making negative comments about him. Acting like a spoiled brat, in his fantasy world he hasn’t filed for bankruptcy multiple times and…Continue Reading

In journalism, like life, it’s who you meet along the road

Onboard a jetliner: Cabin Attendant: “Mr. Ingle would you like anything to drink?” Me: “Water with ice.” CA to my seat mate: “Mr. Stroehmann, would you like anything?” Mr. Stroehmann: “A bloody Mary and congratulations on the pronunciation of the name.” CA: “I’m from Philadelphia and grew up eating Stroehmann bakery products.” Mr. Stroehmann: “A…Continue Reading

Behind the scenes with the Peanut Brigade: New Carter book informative and funny

Dorothy “Dot” Padgett laughingly recalls the time she went about telling Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin the agenda for the day in Washington’s Blair House as they worked toward the historic peace accords between the two nations. Padgett, assistant chief of protocol for President Jimmy Carter, is a Southern woman…Continue Reading