ANDREA PLATE WRITES – Donald Trump may have cheapened the phrase “witch hunt,” but American history is rich and notorious with sad sagas of domestic persecution: the Salem Witch Trials of colonial Massachusetts, immortalized by playwright Arthur Miller in 1953’s “The Crucible;” the pursuit, persecution and internment of “enemy” Japanese…Full Article AMERICA WATCH: HOW MANY MORE WITCH HUNTS LIE AHEAD?
ANDREA PLATE WRITES — I met Joaquin Phoenix when he was eight years old. This was in 1984. “Sometimes you think they like you,” he told me, “and then you don’t get the part so you feel kind of lousy. Once a casting director told me, ‘The money’s on you.…Full Article JOAQUIN PHOENIX AT AGE EIGHT: A ‘JOKER’ IN THE MAKING
POLITICO WRITES — The Veterans Administration is facing an existential question. The effort to bring electronic health records to the VA and a push to make it easier for veterans to see doctors outside the VA system are aimed at improving access to care. But some worry those changes will…Full Article THE VA TODAY: POLITICO TAKES THE PULSE OF THE CONTROVERSY