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He was “Just” Kobe

Usually, when the word ‘just’ is used it is often seen as a reductive descriptor of one’s character, in this case, the word just made Kobe Bryant closer to us. On August 23, 1978, I sat next to my middle son’s bassinet and stared down

Deny, Lie and Defy

There is a pattern of almost diseased behavior in the Trump White House that has become like a super virus; if this were China it would be surrounded by a corona.  From the beginning it has been denying the obvious: Inauguration crowd sizes: Lie when

Can we be smart about what John Bolton is not going to say?

I believe we should push very hard for the testimony of John Bolton. But can we as Democrats be honest with ourselves about one very likely and important thing?  John Bolton is not going to testify that President Trump committed an impeachable act.  In fact,

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Good Hair?

The recent case of DeAndre Arnold, a black Texas teen of Trinidadian extraction, who is not being allowed to walk the stage to celebrate his graduation because of a hairstyle is not as unique as you might think.  I have a personal stake in this

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 157)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1762. Lied when he

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It appears we have a King. The New Pledge we are witnessing.

Oath of offices for republicans, disregarded by a sham Senate impeachment trial, apathy and unconcern and downright distraction from half of the voting public  and denial plus addiction is what 2020 looks like so far.  We have loyal followers of the so called King.   It is no

Having said that…

Lest anyone doubt that I am not a defender of legal counsel, for even the most heinous of criminals, that is not the case. I believe everyone deserves the best defense they can buy or are afforded if not our legal system is a sham.

I write these words with great sadness and trepidation

I have read about and listened to commentary on McConnell’s proposed rules for the Senate impeachment trial beginning tomorrow.  It is for me the final straw. Perhaps I can provide some context with a tweet I posted after reading them. I wrote: simply put –

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Bringing a Gun to a Rights' Fight

Although today is not the actual date of birth for Civil Rights and humanitarian leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we have given him the ultimate American honor, a day off for workers, and retail sales prices at your favorite stores.  I hope that we

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The 2020 “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done” Year End Summary Report

Overview Since the earliest days of Donald Trump’s Presidency, we have attempted to catalog all of the harmful actions committed by his administration. Furthermore, by categorizing these actions by policy areas and scoring their relative impact, we have attempted to understand how the Administration operates