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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 […]

This is Who We Are

My first blog post was on Facebook in January 2017.  It was before Trump’s inauguration and like most progressives, I was doing my best to cope with the reality of […]

The Reaction: Has it Started Yet?

Some historians contend that the Cold War was not inevitable; that in the years immediately following World War II, peaceful co-existence between the United States and Soviet Union was possible.  […]

The Post

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of […]

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 […]