As I look into this supposed “pro-Hamas” letter controversy, I find a handful of oddities.
We make it very hard to live in a peaceful stable society if we are lashing out at the very things meant to help and protect us.
It has been a great challenge to hunker down and keep sane while besieged by the unhinged ravings and actions of our unfortunate President (of the United States). I have been at a loss for words during most of this, but every now and then something happens that prevents me from remaining silent. I trust […]
I was rather displeased to find this video in my daily dose, if not binge, of YouTube news. The headline alone is rather inappropriately sensational, as though these seniors were yanked off a bus, Freedom Rider-style, in Georgia for being black. That is very much the image that is purposely suggested. I have much sympathy […]
It has taken a bit of time for me to digest the Kavanaugh Saga. Any time I wanted to write something down, new stories arose, prompting me to absorb more information before responding. I think much dust has settled from the previous skirmishes let us call them, although the battle and indeed the war are […]
As Maddow aptly concludes, this conversation will be closely studied in the present and future, if not directly shown to journalism students. I really think this is one of the most important dialogues between the US left and right since The Great Divide, we’ll call it, aka. The 2016 Election. If Republicans were thinking […]
The 2016 Presidential Election was an unpleasantly shocking experience. For those of us on the left, this has been a stark reminder of the George W Bush days when we marked a reputation for ourselves that has left an everlasting stain on the world’s conscience, and now we seem to have re-initiated such a dark […]
The tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri should never be forgotten, especially the circumstances leading up to it. Although it has been said before, there was much more than race involved in that terrible event. These problems strike at the heart of what it is to be human. In such moments, the darkness […]
The ABC vs. Aereo Supreme Court case opinion was a very intriguing read. Breyer, J. recounts the history of cable television, CATV. I have vague recollections of community access television, but it turns out that they started as giant antennas that picked up other public channels from very far away, and eventually from very very […]
I have total appreciation for Masha and Nadia’s bravery, but if they keep taunting Russia to re-incarcerate them, their country will certainly oblige them. I hope Pussy Riot’s most outspoken members consider the consequences of this. They are sure to be more productive out of jail. Even if you compared their actions to those of, […]