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Tribal mentality

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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

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

How did we get here?


After the recent republican electoral victory, many commentators are bracing for gridlock in Washington. It seems as though our elected leaders seated across such a narrow isle from one another now seem further apart than they have been in recent history. These divisions in Washington mirror the divisions throughout the country, with Tea Partiers heeding … Continue reading

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