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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The space race of the 1960s was fueled by American tax payers. This space race is fueled by non-tax payers.

Psst. To all of you minimizing the January 6 insurrection. You do know there is video from the day, right? Lots of it? And it’s not hard to figure out what happened, who is to blame, and how outrageous it all was - and is?

"The extreme weather disasters across Europe and North America have driven home two essential facts of science and history: The world as a whole is neither prepared to slow down climate change, nor live with it."

Gotta confess. Didn’t have Tom Brady trolling Donald Trump at the White House on my July bingo card.

I prefer watching the launches of independent bookstores. They’re a lot more entertaining. And they actually occupy space.

The lies around vaccines are deadly. My thoughts here:

“One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.” Get vaccinated before it's too late...

Finding out the gender of your child is but the first surprise a parent will get in a lifetime of surprises. Take it in stride. Please don’t start a fire.


The audio of Trump with the Georgia secretary of state. Wow. It’s like telling the Nixon tapes to “hold my beer.”

A rule of thumb: If you're lying about nonexistent voter fraud, if you're limiting polling places, if you're forcing people to line up to vote in a pandemic, even the old and the infirm, then it seems you're basically admitting most Americans don't want you to be president.

I can imagine no other president in my lifetime failing to address the nation in a prime time speech during a crisis such as this. On the other hand, I cannot imagine another president whose words would be less welcome by so many of his fellow citizens.

Watching President Obama’s graduation address tonight I think I finally understand Obamagate. It’s the scandal of having a president being able to speak with empathy, humor, insight, inspiration and in complete and coherent sentences.

Waiting in line for hours to vote should be considered less a story on voter enthusiasm and more a story on voter suppression. No one should have to wait hours to vote.

The coronavirus is at record numbers. It's raging out of control. Where the hell is the federal government? Where the hell is our national leadership? I cannot imagine this level of dereliction of duty in any other administration I have seen in my (long) lifetime.