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On Poverty, Disenfranchisement, Crime and Race


Like you, I’ve spent a good part of the last couple of days discussing the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial. The trial has left many with more questions than answers: What would have happened if during their tussle, when the gun went off it was George Zimmerman who lay dead with a bullet in his heart and … Continue reading

The “We are the 99 percent” movement – the Left’s answer to the Tea Party?


In 2010, the tea party emerged from a mass of disorganized, grumbles and frustrations focused on Washington’s largess and Wall street’s perceived excesses and excessive influence in our nation’s capitol. The GOP embraced their frustrations and helped coalesce their complaints into an effective “party” that came to represent the demands of the far right of … Continue reading

Where to next?


Back in November, I wrote a short piece entitled “How did we get here?” in which I discussed the increasingly hostile and vitriolic nature of the rhetoric in today’s political environment. I observed that the battle cries from both extremes of the political divide were drowning out the civil political dialogue, and that the blogosphere and … Continue reading

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