Tag Archives: Civil Rights

In Praise Of Charleston

I have never been to Charleston, South Carolina and have no plans of going there in this lifetime.  That doesn’t mean I’ll never go there, it is simply not in my plans.  Until last week it was not a place … Continue reading

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A Retired Phrase?

The computer tells me this is the 1,500th posting.  I will take the gizmo’s word for it; I don’t bother keeping track of such things.  I felt perhaps I should do something unusual, if not special, in honor of the … Continue reading

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A Lesson From The Emerald Isle

Only about a decade ago Republicans were able to increase the turnout of their base by getting anti-gay rights issues on the ballot.  Many political analysts say such a measure was what increased GOP turnout in Ohio in 2004 and … Continue reading

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The Muddied White Knight

As 2014 transitioned into 2015 I wrote a series of articles attempting to predict who the Republican presidential nominee for 2016 would be.  I came up with a final four of Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Mitt Romney.  … Continue reading

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Wrong Place, Wrong Time, Wrong Reason

Like most Americans I awoke Thursday morning to the headlines that two police officers had been shot while a demonstration was going on in Ferguson, Missouri.   This article is being written early on Thursday afternoon and is based on early … Continue reading

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Time Heals All Ignorence?

Alabama provided the drama in domestic politics Sunday night and early Monday morning, before the clock struck 10am it was over and the conclusion was predictable.

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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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