My Writings

Ship Wrecked at Pearl Harbor

It’s NOT China’s Fault

Our fearless leader, President Trump, has now compared his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic to the leadership of Winston Churchill and FDR during World War …

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America’s Misplaced Fears

The greatest threat to the American people isn’t rampaging mobs invading the suburbs or gun-toting vigilantes in souped-up pickup trucks; it’s President Trump’s incompetent leadership in the face of a pandemic that isn’t going away despite his many claims to the contrary.

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Donald Trump at Presidential 2016 Convention

The “White” Republican Convention

When Trump is declared the “bodyguard of western civilization,” is there any doubt that “western” means “white,” and the threat to civilization, the barbarians at the gate, are people of color, especially Blacks, who will be unleashed to attack white suburban neighborhoods?

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Joe Biden

The “Dark” Democratic Convention

President Trump claims the Democratic Convention was “dark,” but with over 1,000 COVID deaths every day and the toll anticipated to surpass 300,000 by year’s end, don’t you think it should be dark?! Only Republicans could find something to cheer about at such a time.

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Joe and Kamala

Birtherism Reborn

Just as President Trump has suggested that violence taking over our cities and the destruction of suburbia are greater threats to our nation than the …

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Shop Closed due to Coronavirus

Americans Can Always Be Counted on To Do the Right Thing, After They’ve Tried Everything Else

“The Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.” That’s what British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said of his ally during World War II. But still in a state of denial about COVID-19, PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO TRY ANYTHING.

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Statue of Nero with a Bird on his Head

Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned

It’s doubtful that Nero fiddled while Rome burned, but President Trump is most certainly fiddling with our election process while Americans are still dying of COVID-19—what has become the “Trump virus”—by the thousands and our economy is going to hell.

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Trump is a Big Fat, Dumb Ostrich! An Infographic

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Federal agents in Portland

The Threat to Suburbia

If we are to believe President Trump, the greatest threat to America is NOT the COVID-19 virus, but the danger posed by the radical left …

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Betsy DeVos

Our Children’s Lives Matter – Defund Betsy DeVos

President Trump’s threat to withhold federal funding from public schools that do not open this fall in accordance with his wishes should not be taken …

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Mount Rushmore

Dying of Whiteness

Jonathan M. Metzl’s extraordinary 2019 book, Dying of Whiteness, How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland just gets more relevant as the …

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Charles Booker

From the Hood to the Holler

“From the Hood to the Holler,” that’s the campaign slogan of Charles Booker, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.  I applaud the notion of …

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George Wallace and Trump

Trump, the Jim Crow President

Even more than Richard Nixon’s 1968 “law and order” campaign, Trump’s ugly antics resemble those of former Alabama governor George Wallace, the virulent racist who also ran for President in 1968 and made no secret of his wanting the country to return to Jim Crow.

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Jefferson Memorial

Our Law and Order President

Trump is blatantly fueling hatred and racism to get reelected. Being the “law and order” President sounds a bullhorn that he will keep the Black Lives Matter demonstrators, white America’s latest embodiment of the “other,” safely in their place for another four years!

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Trump's Enablers

Trump’s Enablers

If everything wrong with American law enforcement got fixed tomorrow, African Americans and other people of color would still be suffering injustice until we tackle our society’s overwhelming structural economic inequality. Our system is an unjust, horrific mess!

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I Can’t Breathe

The murders of Eric Garner and George Floyd were about domination, not law enforcement. Putting your knee on someone’s neck while they plead for their life isn’t something that should be covered by police training, it’s a manifestation of sadistic hatred, plain and simple.

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America is All Too Willing to Sacrifice People of Color to COVID-19

Even if they are acknowledged to be “essential workers,” people of color are treated as expendable (i.e., black AND brown lives don’t matter!) and dying in disproportionate numbers because there’s no economic incentive for most white Americans to care whether they lie or die.

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Delivery Man with Packages

The “New Normal” Ain’t Gonna to Be Too Good!

Maybe it’s more efficient to ship every conceivable item in the known universe out of Amazon’s warehouses, but what about the people who lost their jobs at retailers all across America? Even if Amazon could hire them all, do we really want the whole country working for Amazon?

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Trump in the Coronavirus

The Biggest Decision of Trump’s Life (He Didn’t Make It)

Trump will be remembered for his negligent and incompetent management of the COVID-19 crisis, which destroyed our economy and caused the worst unemployment since the Great Depression, NOT the “greatest economy in the history of the world.”

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COVID Protests

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself

The “liberate” protests going on all across the country, some led by gun-toting, right-wing extremists, are trying to turn what should be a non-political public health decision into another rally against the “liberal elite” and the tyranny of big government.

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