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Peter Funt

Peter Funt is a writer and speaker. His book, “Cautiously Optimistic,” is available at and Contact him at

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Two or three times a year, falling trees knock out power at my home, in a heavily wooded section of Central California. When outages stretch over several days’ food in our refrigerator goes bad, cell phones run down, and flashlight batteries fail. Sometimes roads are impassible and my wife and I are stuck in our chilly, candlelit house.

By Peter Funt March 27, 2020
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“Where are you from? Russia?” the middle-aged woman asked matter-of-factly, as she walked toward her polling place in Seaside, Calif. on Super Tuesday.

By Peter Funt March 13, 2020
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A worsening coronavirus outbreak could injure President Trump’s re-election prospects, although no reasonable American would hope for a medical crisis to tip an election.

By Peter Funt March 6, 2020
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Do political endorsements by newspapers have much impact? It was debatable even back in the 1980s, when daily circulation stood at about 63 million nationwide.

By Peter Funt March 1, 2020
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The New York Times provided lessons in both journalism and television Sunday night, by way of bad examples.

By Peter Funt January 20, 2020
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From the start, Democrats seemed to be fielding candidates who might govern well as a committee.

By Peter Funt January 6, 2020
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During the Holiday Season, it’s nearly impossible to turn on the radio or walk through a shopping mall without hearing the rich, mellifluous voice of Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

By Peter Funt December 1, 2019
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The latest Democratic presidential debate was disappointing.

By Peter Funt November 24, 2019
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We interrupt this impeachment hearing to bring you a message from Donald Trump: “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad.”

By Peter Funt November 17, 2019
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After 49 years, Bill Lee is pitching again in the World Series.

By Peter Funt October 25, 2019

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