Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 21, 2021

The outcome of last week’s court-martial of Marine Lt. Col. Stu Scheller will reverberate in any discussion of trying to separate the nation’s military from its very divided and confrontational politics.

The case, in which Scheller pleaded guilty but won a light sentence for…


Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 20, 2021
Much is being made this week of the criminal trial of three White Georgians for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man cornered and killed while jogging in the wrong Brunswick, Ga., …


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Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 19, 2021

What part of family leave, particularly for the arrival of infant twins, defies understanding?

This Republican Party/MAGA obsession with finding blame in nothingness is a constant, unrefreshing smack in the face. …


Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 18, 2021

Why is there even a question about prosecuting Stephen K. Bannon — and other advisors to Donald Trump — for snubbing a congressional subpoena? Since when is a formal summons optional?

For that matter, why are Republican members of Congress, including House Minority Speaker…


Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 17, 2021

News reports over the last several days have underscored the unpleasant phenomenon that the media travels in packs. Once a report or interpretation surfaces, too often it gets repeated endlessly, often with lots more brevity than nuance or context might support.

The targeted point…


Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 16, 2021

This week has brought a remarkable juxtaposition of energy-related headlines, with the usual over-simplifications belying the complicated conflicts that underlie our current situation.

Naturally, the big focus is on immediacy, so headlines underscoring rising gas and oil prices, the prospects of higher heating oil…


Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 15, 2021

Amid the hullabaloo over “critical race theory” somehow staining our national image by acknowledging slavery and its continuing effects, our day-to-day lives are reflecting exactly the ugliness of calling out The Other.

We’re seeing a critical racism pandemic, not some debate about educational theory…


Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 14, 2021

Apparently, the Republican argument suggests, we should just forget about coronavirus and ignore a disease that has killed 700,000 Americans, variously overrun our hospitals, interrupted jobs, businesses, and lives, and has spurred a strong political resistance movement.

Even as some courts have already endorsed…


Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 13, 2021

The looming covid fight is about vaccinating children, and all indications are that it will be ugly.

While tens of millions of parents, likely those who got vaccines themselves, will line up their children under 12 to protect themselves and school classmates against contagion…


Terry H. Schwadron

Oct. 12, 2021

We’re seeing early results of the partisan campaigns of both parties to redraw Congressional districts in their favor. It’s a quick dive into the poorly lit backroom of politics that can have a lasting effect on the results.

For those hoping that a decennial…

Terry Schwadron

Journalist, musician, community volunteer

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