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John L. Micek

John L. Micek is a syndicated columnist

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When she woke up last Thursday morning, 17-year-old Arlette Morales pulled on a “Home is Here” t-shirt. She didn’t know how prophetic it was.

By John L. Micek June 30, 2020
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In this space last week, I wrote about the importance of really listening to what black and brown Americans are trying to tell us as they've taken to the streets - propelled by generations of anger and sadness - to call for the same treatment and access to opportunity white Americans take for granted.

By John L. Micek June 5, 2020
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Ever gotten the wind knocked out of you? Or been unable to breathe for even a few seconds? There’s pain. There’s panic.

By John L. Micek June 1, 2020
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We’ve known for a long time that former President Barack Obama lives rent-free inside Donald Trump’s brain.

By John L. Micek May 19, 2020
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It was around 1 a.m. last Friday, and my wife nudged me awake. Her shoulders shook in the darkness. The tears ran freely down her face.

By John L. Micek May 1, 2020
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The president’s twin dismissals last week – just days apart – of two highly respected government watchdogs (and an attack on a third) is a reminder of a fundamental truth: Donald Trump is guided by his own political self-preservation, not the well-being of the entire nation.

By John L. Micek April 12, 2020
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If you needed another reminder of the profound difference in messaging between state governors and the Trump White House, then look no further than the online news conference that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf held last Wednesday.

By John L. Micek March 29, 2020
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Shortly after President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel got into a bit of hot water when he observed to an interviewer, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

By John L. Micek March 22, 2020
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After a commanding performance in Nevada last weekend, the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination sure does seem to be swinging Bernie Sanders‘ way.

By John L. Micek February 28, 2020
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Susan Collins was absolutely right about this much: President Donald Trump has learned his lesson. And he’s learned it by heart.

By John L. Micek February 21, 2020

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