In the early 1970s, when I was having a problem with the Veterans Bureau obtaining my GI Bill money, I contacted my congressman, Rep. Ed Koch. The next week, the check was sent. When I taught in Spanish Harlem in a Catholic elementary school in the 1970s, at my behest, my students wrote to Rep. Koch about some issues. They were shocked when they received a speedy and thoughtful reply.
Ed Koch, RIP: forever Mayor of the Big Apple
White House Chief of Staff McDonough echoed statement made by Obama calling for an end of Israel's "occupation" of Palestinian terrorities: a position long-held by leftists and hard-line Muslims, and Iran.
Dietrich von Hildebrand was a German theologian who resisted Germany's National Socialism.