While I was waiting out the last hours of my pre-colonoscopy fast on Friday, Twitter’s Chris Evans (not to be confused with the actor) posted a video of an incident between former NFL great Terrell Owens and a white woman who first harassed him and then called the police. Much of the focus has beenContinue reading “Terrell Owens, Karen, and Infinite Lying”
I’ve a long-time fan of the Harry Potter novels, started reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 1999, and still think fondly of the books despite the offensiveness of J.K. Rowling’s transphobia. My oldest daughter was five when we both read The Sorcerer’s Stone and both my daughters grew up reading Harry Potter books,Continue reading “Arresto Momentum”
Bret Stephens is typical for a conservative journalist—not much of a writing style, even less in the way of discernible ideas outside his distaste for Democrats, and no reason for his plum op-ed position at the New York Times other than the media’s white male affirmative action program and white conservative tokenism. Stephens couldn’t getContinue reading “The Mainstream Cultural Revolution Of Our Time”
Having started writing once again on the blackface bands of the 1840’s, I am now re-starting the writing journal part of “Early Blackface Writing, etc.” Life happened in the form of the holidays, my wife’s retirement, a family brush with Covid, a couple of academic papers, and the process of getting a book contract. ButContinue reading “Writing Journal: The Screaming”
Honored yesterday with a statue in the U.S. Capitol, Mary McLeod Bethune was a dynamo of black women’s civic entrepreneurship, activism, and accomplishment during the first half of the 20th century. Born in rural South Carolina, Bethune was educated at a local school house and Scotia Seminary before embarking on a career of teaching, foundingContinue reading “Honoring Mary McLeod Bethune: Ambiguities”
Robert E. Crimo III has been charged with 7 counts of murder in relation to his July 4 assault on the Fourth of July parade in his home town of Highland Park, IL about 30 miles northwest of Chicago. Hours after gunfire interrupted the Highland Park, Illinois, July Fourth parade, killing seven people and wounding dozens more, policeContinue reading “The Highland Park Shootings, Bobby Crimo III, and Mass Murderer as Social Identity”
There are several things I want to say about the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade in Dobbs vs Jackson, terminate the constitutional right to abortion access for American woman, and thus downgrade American women to second class citizens. So, I thought to write a running commentary concerning the decision. Given that I’mContinue reading “Commentary on Overturning Roe, Part 1”
It’s been six days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade and provided ultimate judicial authority for the wave of woman-hating activism against abortion rights that has engulfed red states like Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. Here’s a passage from early in President Biden’s speech in reaction: Fifty years ago, Roe v. Wade wasContinue reading “Dems Need Biden Activism”
Once Covid started in 2020, Democratic presidential candidates stopped holding full-scale rallies and did most of their campaigns through media appearances, television advertising, radio spots, and fund-raising messages. That continued after the election of Joe Biden as president and there were reasons. The Covid pandemic peaked again in Fall 2021 and Jan. 2022, Pres. BidenContinue reading “Hey Dems! Follow Beto’s Example. Hold More Rallies”
As everyone knows, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade on Friday, June 24, rejecting the key principle in Roe that American women had a constitutional right to abort pregnancies and authorizing conservative states to outlaw abortion altogether. Here’s the key quote: Held: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and CaseyContinue reading “A Note on Overturning Roe– State Governments Do Not Represent “the People””
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