“I think it wiser not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered.”
Virginia put up a statue of a Confederate commander in 1890, just after the Civil War and preluding years of Jim Crow and Civil Rights opposition. After many recent protests, the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond is removed. I’m happy to hear this. Here are 5 reasons why: Continue reading
Maybe you came across a link to this documentary someone uploaded on YouTube. Some have said that the video is telling a very powerful and truthful story because it was made and posted by a doctor named Judy Mikovits. But to be honest, Judy Mikovits is a doctor in the same sense that Mike Hughes was an astronaut. Continue reading
I have no plans to vote for Bernie Sanders. I predict that the DNC will vote for Warren or Biden. But I also don’t believe in fear or gossip, and I believe in truth and distinctions. So let’s examine why we can be certain that if Bernie Sanders became president, the country would not become socialist. The same reason that, when Trump was elected, the country did not become a fascist regime. Continue reading
Ironically, Ken Starr recently declared that we are living in an “age of impeachment.”
I would hope so.
Starr went on to make a completely and entirely bogus claim, that only a statutory crime or lawbreaking was impeachable. Every law expert knows otherwise, and so did the founders. Continue reading
“The last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary.” That’s the first line of notes introducing The Avett Brothers’ new album, Close Than Together.
What can we say about this album? It’s halfway political, halfway personal. But maybe that’s part of the point, hence the title. It’s an intensely personal work, born out of their own private experiences and feelings, and at some point those feelings were about the news cycle. Continue reading
Hearing the news about the abortion bill in New York this week, I was disheartened. I didn’t know how to write about the topic without it coming out as tears and rage.
I revisited what I had written previously on the topic, which was maybe not often enough. So I’m sharing it again. Continue reading
Here are some facts about immigration. I invite you to check them yourself.
In 1934 the Supreme Court ruled that to declare a national emergency a situation must be urgent, infrequent, and unexpected.
Illegal immigration is not infrequent, nor is it unexpected. If it was not urgent 10 years ago when it occurred more often, it is not urgent now. Continue reading
Wrote a little hymn. Here goes…
I’d like to recommend an acquaintance of mine, _____________________, to join your ranks at the FBI. Continue reading