So…..what’s up with Facebook?

I usually begin these posts with a historical event used to introduce the topic at hand.  But social media, and Facebook specifically, is relatively new and thus, I really have […]

Letter From a Birmingham Jail

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King Jr. April 16, 1963 On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., stepped onto the […]

What. Just. Happened?

On December 16, 1773, about 60 Bostonians, dressed as Native Americans climbed onto ships and proceeded to dump about $700,000 (in today’s currency) worth of British tea into the murky […]

Memos, Dossiers and Kompromat

I haven’t decided if this is a good or a bad soap opera.  In the 1980s, CBS aired Capitol, a thirty-minute daytime serial that revolved around two or three upper-middle-class political families […]

Making America Great Again

To the foreign observer, it might be hard to appreciate just how abnormal 2017 has been in America.  As a citizen, I assure you, there was not even a facade […]

How the Right Lost It’s Mind

Last year, MSNBC added several well-known conservative and Republican analysts to their coverage of the 2016 election.  Michael Steele, former RNC chair, Nicole Wallace, former communications director for the George […]

Sex and Congress

Who remembers Anita Hill?  If you are my age, you likely remember a few details but millennials may need to rely on Google.  Perhaps the most overt ‘tell’ of where […]

If I Had a Time Machine

If you had a time machine, what point in history would be your first stop?  It is not a question meant to try to change history in stopping an assassination […]