I can't help weeping today

even though being moved to the point of tears is not uncommon for me nowadays. I first read John Hershey’s writing about Hiroshima while in high school, from which I graduated in June of 1963. By then I had read widely about the 2nd World War. As a result I knew that Truman’s  threat of…

Why this election will be different

or at least, why I think many of the analysts are getting it completely wrong. Some analysts are saying that Trump supporters are more motivated than are Biden supporters.  But that misses the point. The comparison should be with Trump opponents, who are incredibly motivated to vote him — and in many cases the Republicans…

ALL ‘LIES’ MATTER

When founders, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi began a movement, I am certain they knew it would be controversial. What they achieved was to set in motion the recognition of truth in three words, Black Lives Matter. To refute their assertion, primarily white Americans countered with All Lives Matter. What they failed to…

Trump is Losing Because He is a Racist, Says Atlantic Article

Now this is fascinating. David Graham argues in the Atlantic that white voters are abandoning Trump, and they are doing so because of his attitudes about race: White Voters Are Abandoning Trump And they’re doing so for a surprising reason. It’s not the economy (Conman Trump continues to bamboozle 56% of the electorate into thinking…

CHAZ/CHOP is dead, long may it live

CHAZ/CHOP is over but not gone, even if it lasted not as long as the Paris Commune. Ultimately it remains about power and autonomy. Basta ya. The fact that the police express feeling “castrated” with the victory of the movements for Black lives, underscores the synthesis of racism, patriarchy, violence, and state power. The police,…

How Do We Get Out of this Racial Timeshare?

On November 4, 2008, Barack H. Obama, was elected the 44th  President of the United States, needless to say, he was the first black man or woman to hold that distinction. On November 5, 2008, The View’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg told America, “ I could put my suitcase down, finally.” In some quarters she was…

Donald Trump Jr. rushes to the defense of Karen cop who didn't get her McDonald's promptly enough

With everything that’s going on right now, somehow this is the bee under Donald Trump Jr.’s bonnet.  (The second embedded video will play without bringing you to another page.) x 🚨🚨🚨Disgusting what’s going on right now. https://t.co/nRIrV47YVK — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 17, 2020 x Stacey who has been a cop for 15 yrs went…

Tulsa paper to Trump: Stay home

Deciding where to schedule Donald Trump’s next political rally is a little like finding a government site for spent nuclear fuel rods. No one wants it, and you’re certain to endanger innocent people. This isn’t merely annoying — like getting a second Olive Garden in your town when no one asked for one. Donald Trump’s…

A MUST-READ interview with Jon Stewart

Up today in The New York Times Magazine.    It is titled Jon Stewart Is Back to Weigh In. It is well worth your time to read. It is too long to summarize, and I will not try. Let me offer a few selections to interest you further. For  example, when asked to comment on what…

“American Taliban” trends again because Ted Cruz thinks Columbus is a religious icon

We are in some strange space where to Ted Cruz, those people taking down monuments to genocidal explorers are like fundamentalist religious fanatics practicing iconoclasm.  Ted doesn’t understand iconoclasm nor has he read kos’s book, but he went there on Twitter. x No, sweetie. THIS is the American Taliban. pic.twitter.com/VnoqlwiK5L— Adam Sank 🏳️‍🌈 (@AdamSank) June 11, 2020…