Op-ed: Of Embarrassment, Vanity, Viciousness

Trump praises "very smart" Putin for invading Ukraine. Salon.com By Bill Britton. Bill Britton is a freelance writer and formerly an editor for John Hopkins University Press, ABI Research, and Elsevier Science.  He is a frequent contributor to Vero Communiqué. Donald Trump said that Vladimir Putin is “very savvy” and made a “genius” move by … Continue reading Op-ed: Of Embarrassment, Vanity, Viciousness

A Guide to QAnon. Who is it?

QAnon (/ˌkjuːəˈnɒn/), or simply, Q, has claimed to be a high-level government official with Q clearance, (a person) who had access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States.  Q is apparently a person. A Q Clearance is equivalent to a United States Department of Defense Top Secret clearance. Anyone possessing an active Q clearance is always categorized … Continue reading A Guide to QAnon. Who is it?

Op-ed: Doublethink Redux?

Donald Trump has offended every foreign country he's about to visit. International Business Times. May 21, 2017 By Bill Britton  As a humanist and progressive, I am an outlier in the social and political reality that exists in America today. You might well call me the antithesis of Trump and his minions. I don’t consider … Continue reading Op-ed: Doublethink Redux?

Op Ed: Flag Burning is Protected Under the First Amendment.

By Bill Britton At his Tulsa rally, President Trump declared that burning the American flag should result in a one-year jail term for the perpetrator. (See: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-people-who-burn-an-american-flag-should-go-to-jail-for-a-year-2020-6) The US Supreme Court, however, ruled in 1989 that burning an American flag is constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment. At first glance, transforming flag desecration from … Continue reading Op Ed: Flag Burning is Protected Under the First Amendment.

Stanford Erickson: Trump’s Gotcha Meeting with a Publisher.

President Ronald Reagan often was referred to as the “Great Communicator.” President Donald Trump may well go down in history as one of the better “Manipulators” among the 45 U. S. presidents.       Publisher of  The New York Times learned that lesson when he agreed to what  appears to have been an “off the record” … Continue reading Stanford Erickson: Trump’s Gotcha Meeting with a Publisher.

Steve Meyer: An Open Letter to Republicans Concerning the 2017 Elections.

[ Vero Communiqué strives to encourage a free and open exchange of issues and ideas by welcoming reader’s editorial submissions. Through discussions like these we can all learn more about the topics themselves and the perspectives of others.] By Steve Meyer, Vero Beach, FL What do real estate and elections have in common?   Surprisingly, … Continue reading Steve Meyer: An Open Letter to Republicans Concerning the 2017 Elections.

Stanford Erickson: “President Xi Can Save Us.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping My wife and I just returned from nearly two weeks in China and a week in South Korea. As a U.S. Army reporter for Stars & Stripes, I covered South Korea for 15 months in the mid 1960s and as editor with Knight-Ridder I wrote on China, once interviewed Jiang Zemin, … Continue reading Stanford Erickson: “President Xi Can Save Us.”

Kathy Kiely: “National Press Club, NPC Journalism Institute Stand With Mexico’s Journalists.”

Cándido Ríos Vázquez THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB AND ITS NONPROFIT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE JOIN OUR COLLEAGUES AROUND THE GLOBE IN MOURNING THE DEATH OF CANDIDO RIOS VAZQUEZ, A MEXICAN JOURNALIST WHO REPORTED EXTENSIVELY ON CORRUPTION IN HIS COUNTRY. The 57-year-old, who was in a government program to protect journalists because of threats on his life, was gunned … Continue reading Kathy Kiely: “National Press Club, NPC Journalism Institute Stand With Mexico’s Journalists.”

Sherry Nist Corey: “If Robert E. Lee Were Talking, Would We Be Listening?”

THOMAS JEFFERSON'S CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA IS FRONT AND CENTER AROUND THE WORLD AT THE TOP OF NEWS FEEDS, IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES IMPARTING THE INSTANTANEOUS "NEW" NEWS OF THE TRAVESTY AND TRAGEDY OF AN ALT-RIGHT RALLY OVER THE REMOVAL OF A BRONZE STATUE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE HOLDING TIGHT TO HIS BELOVED, BUCKING HORSE TRIGGER. A tragedy and travesty over the … Continue reading Sherry Nist Corey: “If Robert E. Lee Were Talking, Would We Be Listening?”

Guest Column: Trump Stands Among Presidents Who Transformed the U.S While Keeping it Unique.

  By Stanford Erickson, a resident of Vero Beach, FL who has worked in journalism 40 years. His website is http://www.StanfordErickson.com. WHAT DO PRESIDENTS FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, RICHARD NIXON, BILL CLINTON AND DONALD TRUMP HAVE IN COMMON?  THEY HAVE ALL SOUGHT TO TRANSFORM AMERICA WHILE KEEPING IT UNIQUE. Most other U.S. presidents over the last 100 … Continue reading Guest Column: Trump Stands Among Presidents Who Transformed the U.S While Keeping it Unique.