Intellectual debate

This week the Harvard Republican Club wrote a letter about failing to endorse Donald Trump. It started as follows: Dear Members and Alumni, In every presidential election since 1888, the members and Executive Board of the Harvard Republican Club have gathered to discuss, debate, and eventually endorse the standard-bearer of our party. But for the first time in 128 years, we, the oldest College Republicans chapter in the nation, will not be endorsing the Republican nominee.

I want to believe

They say John Kerry is a master of debating skills. I believe it. I know he is, because watching the first presidential debate I actually found myself wanting to believe him, to trust him. He said some great things, and for a moment I actually believed that he might act on his promises. And then I remembered the well-documented lies and U-turns that have made up his career, and I thought “No, you can’t believe him.