Donald Trump’s refusal to concede to, or cooperate with, President-elect Joe Biden continues to keep the nation on edge. No one can be quite sure what Trump may next attempt to hold power. Some Americans express fear of military interference. Won’t happen. Granted, the president serves as commander-in-chief. Presidential authority includes appointing and removing military…

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In 1968, the artist Andy Warhol wrote, “In the future, everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” Until last Sunday, I found myself fourteen minutes short. So I added a few seconds to my meager sum. I held a launch party for Big Truth: New and Collected Stories. My guests gathered at Lokma Turkish restaurant…

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Have you ever marched in a parade? I don’t mean strolled with a crowd down Main Street on July Fourth or behind Dykes on Bikes during San Francisco’s Pride Week. I mean marchedas part of a military unit? I have. But I’d be ashamed to see our troops march down Pennsylvania Avenue this Veterans Day.…

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