My Writings

Black Man Running

I concur with those who say the verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery trial represented “accountability” rather than “justice.” Accountability is perhaps the best remedy a …

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Kevin McCarthy’s “Magic Minute”

Last week the House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, tied up the House floor for over eight hours, bombastically grandstanding to delay passage of the Democrat’s …

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Civil war historical rendering

Return to Barbarism

I don’t know why someone who’s been hanging about this earth as long as I have is still shocked by atrocious human behavior, but Representative …

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Ahmaud Arbery

White Vigilantes’ Victims

Ahmaud Arbery’s killers—not representing a major news outlet or being an officer of the court, I’ll dispense with terms like “defendant” and “accused”—are being tried …

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US house of Representatives

Time to Serve the Sausage!

This time I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will finally happen, but . . . I fear the Democrats’ failure to pass the president’s …

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Graphic of hysteria

Schoolboard Hysteria

I’m not sure which came first, parents protesting mask and vaccine mandates or parents protesting Critical Race Theory, but once apolitical, nonpartisan local schoolboards are …

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Heads in the Sand

The Democrat’s Maginot Line

My frustration and anxiety about America’s future in the face of the Republican assault on (what remains of) our democracy continues to rise.  Too many …

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Homeless Man

Inequality Is Destroying Our Democracy

Your humble spirit has been contemplating his words from last week and wondering if perhaps I should have said a good deal more about our …

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Problems with our democracy

Our Democracy at Risk

It feels like our democracy is at a crossroads and the problem is more than just the usual suspects—Donald Trump’s “big lie” that the 2020 …

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Tucker Carlson

Replacement Theory

Tucker Carlson, currently the right-wing “media personality” enjoying the highest ratings at Fox News, has taken to touting “Replacement Theory,” also known as “the great …

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Facts not Fox

Right-Wing MAGA Media

I don’t know how much longer our country can endure the right-wing MAGA media’s alternative reality, their total disregard for facts and truth, their complete …

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The Race to the HYPOCRITICAL Bottom

I’ve spoken before about the “worst of the worst” in Congress, the “MAGA” Republicans who never shut their moronic mouths, but perhaps I’ve been negligent …

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Woman holding an American Flag

Everything in Limbo

Among the definitions of “limbo” found in Webster’s Dictionary are the following: A place or state of oblivion for persons or things cast aside, forgotten, …

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Joe Biden discussing Afghanistan

Back to Where We Started

What a disturbing time this is for our country.  After twenty years of fighting terrorism in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East, it feels like …

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Debacle in Afghanistan

As disheartened as I am by some of our fellow citizen’s steadfast refusal to protect themselves from the Delta variant, this humble spirit finds himself …

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Anti Masker with an American flag

Give Me Liberty or . . .

Give me death!  What the hell?! Polling now shows white Republican men are refusing to wear masks and get vaccinated because they don’t want to …

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Sign being held up stating "People died because Hawley Lied"

Senator Josh Hawley

Sometimes politicians are quoted unfairly, because they’re not prepared for the question and don’t have time to think.  But when someone submits an editorial for …

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COVID-19 Patient

Dying of Whiteness II

Since last week, when I vented my frustrations about people refusing to take a life-saving vaccine finally available to them, the situation has gotten even …

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Died of An Idea

As someone who lived in the middle of the 19th century, well before the advent of modern medicine, I find myself utterly perplexed that so …

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Marjorie Taylor Greene

The VERY Worst of the Worst!

If you’re looking for a catalog of the worst lies and propaganda spewed by MAGA Republicans during the Trump era, look no further than the …

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