‘Route to Tyranny’: Human Rights Watch Lists Trump as a ‘Threat’

Totalitarianism continues to permeate my thoughts.  The spectre of fascism seems far-fetched, but I each time I see historically based facets of it come to pass I wonder if this is how it begins.  Daily reminders as we approach the inauguration of Donald Trump.  I’ve watched the political ascension of president elect Donald Trump with dispair because of ease… Read More ‘Route to Tyranny’: Human Rights Watch Lists Trump as a ‘Threat’

John Lewis vs Trump

The essence of the greater issue is: “…the existential crisis Trump’s elevation poses to our faltering democracy” –  quote taken from “Democratics Should follow John Lewis` lead” by Michelle Goldberg, Slate Magazine. The details of the exchange are the video above and Trump’s responses quoted below.  I disagree with both men, only in part with… Read More John Lewis vs Trump

Chief Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird, last link to the 19th century

A National Treasure: Joe Medicine Crow, PhD., war chief, historian, and the last link to the Battle of Little Big Horn. He lived on the Crow Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana, until his death on April 3, 2016. Epic:  World War II veteran, he had always gone into battle wearing war paint beneath his military uniform… Read More Chief Joseph Medicine Crow-High Bird, last link to the 19th century

To the Democratic Party – a concise reminder of who you are

In light of the season: the upcoming national party political conventions and the calamitous presidential race of 2016, we need a break.  Something worthy, compelling, intelligent. A reminder to all invested in upright governance and social justice.  What seems difficult to define becomes more succinct and substantial when you listen to Barbara Jordan.  A black… Read More To the Democratic Party – a concise reminder of who you are

Stop Blaming Teachers

“The U.S. has a tendency, when there’s an economic or social crisis, to affix unfair blame on public-school teachers.”CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY CAROLYN DRAKE / MAGNUM A reality check – about our education system, values, the blame game, manipulation, and poverty.  The entire piece is not long and is a worthy read.  It rings true and painful.…

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Cop shoots into dark stairwell and…

an innocent man is dead.  Yes, the victim was an unarmed black man.  But keep reading, this event was different. First let me be clear:  I only fear 3 things: guns, cops, prison.  I am not “anti-gun”.  I am not “anti-cop”.  I fear cops because they have guns and are the first step to prison…

Cop shoots into dark stairwell and… was originally published on It Matters

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