Tag Archives: Civil Rights

The Velocity Of Change

I like to think that most Americans are inherently good.  I also like to think they are at least somewhat intelligent.  That is what makes it so perplexing that a sizable percentage of Americans can embrace the hatred that is … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Rockefeller Republicans?

One of the advantages of getting old and having been a political junkie at a very young age is that you get to see history repeat itself.  I remember the 1964 Republican convention very well even though I was a … Continue reading

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Just Another Revisionist Republican

“Who can seriously argue that America and our friends are safer today than in 2009, when the President and Secretary Clinton – the storied ‘team of rivals’ – took office?”   Jeb Bush posed that question Tuesday night as part of … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know; But I’ll Tell You

Rick Santorum’s campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is on life support.  Therefore a case can be made to simply ignore him and anything he says.  The problem is that Santorum isn’t articulating anything that different from many other … Continue reading

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A Symbolic Step

I do not know when the struggle for racial equality began in America.  Perhaps it was with the writing of the Constitution and the inclusion of the compromise known as the three-fifths clause.  (I consider that America’s Original Sin.)  Maybe … Continue reading

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The Enshrinement Of Lyndon Johnson

If perfection were a requirement for induction the Progressive Hall of Fame would likely be empty – so would Heaven.  The concept is modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Just to pick two denizens off the top of my … Continue reading

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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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