Richard L. Clinton

I was childhood friends with a Republican senator — here's what I wish he knew now

As a one-time (more than sixty years ago!) but long-out-of-touch friend of Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), I have often wanted to write him to question his silence vis-à-vis the tragic aberration that is Donald Trump and the collaboration of the Republican Party in the undermining of our democracy.  Not having his private address, however, I was loath to risk a “Thank you for your views, which are very important to us” response from his staff, with no way of knowing if he himself ever received my letter.  I expect those same screeners, however, will make sure he sees an op-ed concerning him.

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