Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Destructive Distraction

Monday afternoon the word was leaked that an announcement about the Darren Wilson Grand Jury would be forthcoming later that day.  Early that evening I went to my granddaughter’s basketball game as planned.  During the trip there and the game … Continue reading

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Don’t Draw Too Many Conclusions

With few exceptions – the most notable of which is Hobby Lobby – the Supreme Court has of late reduced voting rights and expanded other civil rights.  History is not a guarantee of future performance so plaintiffs, defendants and Court … Continue reading

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An Article Review: Subject Education

One of the first things I do almost every morning is search the online versions of the New York Times and the Washington Post.  On very rare occasions I review a specific article – today is one of those rare … Continue reading

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Rand Runs Like A Republican

About a year ago a friend, whose political opinions I respect, suggested that Rand Paul would be the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate.  While we both acknowledged it was too early to predict with any degree of certainty, I felt Chris … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Jeff Merkley

For my foreign readers, America is an Eastern Time Zone oriented country.  That is the time zone where Washington, D.C. and New York City are located along with a host of other major population centers.  The continental United States, (a/k/a, … Continue reading

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Deflect And Destroy

What would you do if you were a politician and you and your group had a record of doing exactly the opposite of what was in your constituents’ best interest or totally ignored those interests?  If you were today’s Republican … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Kay Hagan

Last night Kay Hagan won the North Carolina Democratic Senatorial Primary by a wide margin.  Technically the preceding sentence is a prediction because I am writing this article the day before the Primary for publishing the morning after.  I am … Continue reading

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The Other Side Of Religious Freedom

Environment influences politics and in the case of this writer choice of language in political matters.  For some time now I have used the phrase same-sex civil marriage.  There is good reason for that, but now the United Church of … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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An Expanded View Of Civil Rights

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to hear Pulitzer Prize winning author Taylor Branch speak.  Few of us are considered an expert in one thing, let alone two.  Mr. Branch is considered an expert on the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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