What’s the Deal with Busing?

As it turns out, there are a lot of Americans that have no idea what that was and why it was so explosive in last night’s debate.  Here’s a short […]

Initial Reactions

I would love to understand AG Barr’s thought processes these last few weeks. His public statements about this report, while not outright lies, were incredibly “misleading.” I continue to work […]

Time for a conversation…..

Michael Moore said it best Friday night during his appearance on MSNBC’s The Last Word. Ali Velshi, sitting in for Lawrence O’Donnell had Moore for a late hour discussion on the upcoming […]

Russia, if you’re listening, the gig is up.

Friday nights used to be routine:  throughout the week, the White House Press Office would save all of its big and controversial announcements to literally “dump” them on the public […]

Yes Rudy, it was a campaign finance violation

I just finished, The Right to Vote:  The Contested History of Democracy in the United States by Alexander Keyssar.  A detailed and well-documented history of suffrage laws in the United States, Keyssar […]

My Weekend in Mississippi

Last weekend, I visited the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.  The two share a common space and opened on the same day, December […]

Presidential Scandals

I’m back.  A short hiatus from blogging turned into a much longer and protracted interruption these last few months.  Not from lack of controversies to discuss, my absence in the cybersphere […]

Fear: Your’s, Mine, and the World’s

Real power is —- I don’t even want to use the word —– fear.” Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump in an interview with Bob Woodward and Robert Costa on March […]

James and Dolley Madison at Montpelier

My favorite stop on this year’s presidential tour was Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison.  Located a few miles outside of Orange, Virginia along Constitution Highway, Montpelier was the […]

Jefferson, Monroe, Grant, and…..

Monticello High atop Montalto mountain sits Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s neoclassical, Palladian mansion, the centerpiece of his once 5,000-acre tobacco and mixed crop plantation.  Located outside of Charlottesville, Monticello offers extensive […]