Ted Cruz, Tear Gas & Tombstones

Inauguration Day Take-Aways: As a cold, grey mist descended on Washington yesterday morning, a shroud of gloom settled into my psyche as I braced for four years of reactionary rhetoric and massive roll-backs of human and civil rights, except, of course, the right to pack heat. Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly feel worse,… Continue reading Ted Cruz, Tear Gas & Tombstones

I have a Nightmare…

When Reverend King delivered his “Dream” speech on August 28, 1963, he described the Emancipation Proclamation,┬ásigned by Abraham Lincoln 100 years earlier, as a “joyous daybreak to end the long night of…captivity.” He also spoke of the “manacles of segregation” and “chains of discrimination” that still held his people in a “shameful condition” even 100… Continue reading I have a Nightmare…

The New Frontier

“Lately, while watching TV or viewing news on my tablet, I find myself yelling at the talking heads on the screen (as if they could hear me), chastising them for their shoddy coverage of events, for their Reality TV obsession with AllThingsTrump, and for the short-sighted, shallow, inarticulate pundits that the networks roll out to discuss politics. Not able to defy physics and reach bodily through the screen to strangle some of these pundits, I have decided to start this blog so that I, too, can have a platform for expressing my uninformed opinions.”