Tag: Slaves

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – DECEMBER 1, 2021: Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court

The Majority is Under Assault

At the beginning of the first January 6 Committee hearing, Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) spoke of the link between political extremism in the U.S. and …

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Washington DC, Jan 6, 2021

The Twilight of Our Democracy?

Whatever the revelations of the January 6 Committee hearings, including Trump’s obvious coup attempt, this humble spirit is once again struck by the terrible anger …

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After All He’s Done for Us

When asked why he was willing to attack the U.S. Capitol and try to overturn the 2020 election, one of Trump’s MAGA minions, a member …

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Gun Transcripted over an American Flag

An Artillerist’s Take on Gun Culture

As someone who achieved fame as a Confederate artillerist (“Lee’s boy artillerist,” they called me), I acknowledge I may not be the best advocate for …

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Man holding a sign that says "Stop the Carnage"

Children Dying at School

Speakers at the NRA’s annual convention, including former president Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), repeatedly blamed the mass shooting of elementary school children …

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March 2018, Los Angeles, March for our lives

White America’s Fear of Blacks

The mass shooting at a TOPS grocery store in Buffalo, NY, in which ten African Americans were killed, should make it clear what America’s gun …

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The Median Age is Deceased

To paraphrase the long-gone comedian George Jessel (1898-1981), the median age of the Democrats’ congressional leadership is deceased.  Nancy Pelosi’s achievements deserve our respect, but …

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Washington DC - Pro Choice Protest

Power and Control

This humble spirit firmly agrees with those who contend that overturning Roe v. Wade is all about power and control, not protecting the lives of …

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President Trump February 2021 in Orlando

White Nationalist Patriots

This year the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be held in Budapest, Hungary, with Viktor Orban, the country’s recently reelected strongman prime minister, serving …

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Vladimir Putin Portrait Drawing Illustration April 20,,2020

Honoring War Criminals

So, what do you think of Putin honoring the Russian soldiers who committed war crimes— purposely slaughtering civilians, including beheadings and torture—in Bucha, Ukraine?  He …

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Putin, Trump Coffee Mugs

Trump’s Thing for Putin

Doesn’t it seem more than a coincidence that Donald Trump is just about the only remaining Republican left who hasn’t denounced Vladimir Putin for invading …

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Russian Special Forces Parade

Russia’s Atrocities

Russia is committing crimes against humanity in Ukraine, striking civilian targets and killing innocent people for no purpose but to disrupt any semblance of civilized …

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November 2022 US Midterm Badge

The Impending Midterms

Whatever their shortcomings, we need the Democrats to protect us from the MAGAs who are poised to take over the House, if not the Senate, …

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Save the Supreme Court Signs

Mrs. Supreme Court Justice

How many shoes are yet to drop in the investigation of the January 6th Capitol Insurrection and Trump’s “Big Lie”?  Last week we learned that …

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Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin Portrait Drawing

Putin’s Useful Idiot(s)

Putin’s barbaric attack on Ukraine and the world’s overwhelming opposition have left America’s far-right engaged in a tizzy of distortions and back-peddling.  Even Hungary, which …

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Russian Oligarchs Protestors

Russia’s Oligarchs

Take a look below at Russia’s richest oligarchs. Along with Vladimir Putin, they are the greedy old dudes who own and control Russia, most especially …

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Kyiv, Ukraine - Say No to Putin protest

Sanction Russia’s Oil and Gas

Putin and his band of oligarchs have a lot in common with the lords of the 19th century “Cotton Kingdom,” the “slave power” that took …

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Russia invades Ukraine

The Attack on Ukraine

Vladimir Putin, an authoritarian dictator who has turned Russia into a kleptocracy, is in the process of destroying democratic Ukraine for no purpose but to …

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Ya Think?!

Ahmaud Arbery’s convicted killers (Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan) were tried in federal court this past week to determine whether the murder …

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Truck Convoy

Freedom Convoys

Even as a strong advocate of the First Amendment, meaning free speech and the right to peaceful assembly, it’s hard not to be concerned about …

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