Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Journalist, storyteller, and lifelong reader. A Texan, by birth and by choice. Author of WHAT UNITES US. https://t.co/uhwukT5WuM

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With President Trump in Europe the world may be laughing but it’s not amused.

Thinking back to this piece we did many years back. Thinking of all the men lost at Pearl Harbor. Thinking of our nation, of sacrifice, of service, and of hope for a better future. I hope some of you will take the time to click the link and watch...

I think Kamala Harris will be haunted for a long time by the thought “what could have been?” The hardest part is that the answer will require looking deep within herself for how it all fell apart. If she can do that, I think we will see her again on the national stage.

A winter chill in the air is no match for the warm feelings that come from a dinner with family. A reminder that the holiday season is built on our connections with others. And a quiet suggestion to reach out to those sick, lonely and grieving in what can be a difficult time.

This is a moment of conscience. Impeachment is a process. But at its core in this extraordinary case is the fundamental question of what we stand for, and what we will stand up for, as a nation.

Pres. Trump announcing he wants to rethink toilet regulations might be the moment when a metaphor for where we are as a nation crosses over into the literal.

We are long past due for a reckoning with Saudi Arabia. For all the talk of Russia and Ukraine, there are serious questions around Pres. Trump and his family’s involvement with the kingdom. #RememberKhashoggi 

Russia attacked our democracy, and their insidious reach is being abetted by those who parrot their propaganda. A sobering read on an angle that requires more attention by the press and Congress.


Just a thought: Which should be considered more “marginal” - believing in Santa at age 7 or not believing in climate change at age 72?

News anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, words meant to obscure the truth not elucidate it, isn't journalism. It's propaganda. It's Orwellian. A slippery slope to how despots wrest power, silence dissent, and oppress the masses.

The question is not whether the GOP will abandom Trump. We know the answer. The question is whether the country will abandon the GOP.

So President Trump is complaining about "transparency" in the impeachment inquiries? Because of testimony behind closed doors? Ok, sir. Show us the tax returns, your business interests, and let us know what you talk about with Vladimir Putin. Then we can talk transparency.

I'd much rather live in a world reflecting the values, philanthropy, and yes intelligence of LeBron James and Don Lemon's intelligent commitment to truth and journalism than the divisive peevishness, lies, and narrow self-interest displayed by the President of the United States.

When someone starts an argument with "I'm not a scientist, but..." maybe we should stop listening to them weighing in on science. And maybe news shows should stop asking these pundits to talk about something they’re not qualified to talk about.

When Pres. Trump rails against Dems for doing nothing, he may be confused by how government works. I will explain. If you pass bills in the House (gun control, election security, etc.) and they die in the Senate the do nothings are McConnell and his fellow Republicans.

Per the GOP stunt of their "brave" storming of Capitol Hill, that old Carl Sandburg quote comes to mind: “If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.”