Category Archives: Politics

20 Years, Trillions of Dollars, and We Have Learned Nothing

We will never forget. …but will we will need think about a few things. How many people did we kill in Iraq after we invaded a country for no justifiable reason – and when the world knows the real reason … Continue reading

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Politics. “Honest Education” and why teachers must defend it in the US. 7-7-21

Critical Race Theory is a college-level theory course in which they examine how laws and economics, whether intentionally or not (but in most cases, it was intentional) created inequalities in society that cut along racial lines in the US and … Continue reading

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Politics. In Honor of a Leader on the Day of His Birth. 01-18-2021

Usually, when people want the country to sing kumbaya, ignore trespasses and injustice, and not hold racist White folks accountable, they pull a random quote from Martin Luther King Jr. and weaponize his words for their convenience, much like oppressors … Continue reading

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Politics. The Age of Assholism. 11-8-2020

Many people are walking around on Twitter and Sunday morning talking-head shows, proclaiming that the reason why the race was so close, and that 67 million Americans voted for a known liar, alleged con-artist and rapist, and person largely responsible … Continue reading

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Politics. Taking down Statues is a beginning. 4-12-2020.

There will be quite a lot of people upset by this decision – mostly racists who tend to say they aren’t racist. They claim to only be honoring their heritage (of defending slavery), and that the statues were commemorating participants … Continue reading

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Politics. Nobody Listens to Cassandra. 04.02.2020

It must be horrible to be Senator Warren.   She instigates the Obama administration into establishing an agency to protect consumers from predatory lending practices, and an advocate for the banks and Wall Street undermined her efforts. A bunch of … Continue reading

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Politics. The Trap of the Feel Good Story. 03.26.2020

I love that people are stepping up and innovating solutions, and I admire that in people. This is humanity at its best and most generous. I am infuriated that we had and have multiple opportunities to be proactive about this … Continue reading

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Politics. Hosting Guests in a Pandemic. 3-14-2020

We are living in interesting times. This week, COVID-19 – a Coronavirus believed to have originated in a live animal market in Wuhan, China – was declared a global pandemic earlier this week. It came in at a time of … Continue reading

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Politics. On Democracy, and Centrism. 02.13.2020

The party shifted to the center after the single term of President Jimmy Carter. Carter was held to a single term in large part because he was undermined by the apparatus within Government, specifically within the GOP that wanted a … Continue reading

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Politics. Employment. A Tiny Grain of Sand. 1.19.2020

Sometimes you have to work for people who are less than honorable to keep the lights on. Sometimes integrity is a luxury that people with resources can afford, and the rest of us wish we could. But for those of … Continue reading

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