Will Republicans ever take a stand against Trump?

Republicans have engaged in some interesting contortions in conjuring a defense for President Donald Trump’s attempt to get Ukrainian officials to investigate the family of political rival Joe Biden. The most plausible approach is one Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey signed on to last month, saying he is keeping an open mind but that even if Trump asked Ukraine for a favor, the offense might not rise to a level that demands impeachment.

Rainy Side View: Moving here doesn’t make you Hawaiian

The president of the United States just announced that he has changed his permanent residence from New York to Florida. I will refrain from political comments because American politics has gone pupule, but howzabout I wrestle with something easier?

We can prevent the health consequences of childhood trauma

The frequent sounds of gunshots. Physical or sexual abuse by a parent or close relative. Watching a family member shoot up heroin. The anxiety of worrying about mom or dad in prison. Sadly, children throughout the United States deal with these types of traumatic events every day, and we know it is ravaging their long-term health.