Tag Archives: Jim Crow

Nostalgic Nitwits

A newspaper publisher friend of mine often tells the story of a mentor of his who liked to say that, “The good old days weren’t really that good after all.” In reality they simply are not coming back. A lot of Trump voters and still (for the time being anyway) Trump supporters would be wise to heed those words. Let’s explore. Continue reading Nostalgic Nitwits

Clearing Some Backlog

There are always more things on my mind than days of the week. Many thoughts make it to my notes but not to this site. Most days I write about a single topic in at least some detail. Today I’d like to give mention to several. Let’s explore. Continue reading Clearing Some Backlog

A Racist In Our Midst

If you’re in a real hurry today or for the next few weeks I’ll save you some time reading the rest of today’s column and following some upcoming Senate hearings – Jeff Sessions will be confirmed as Attorney General. Elections have consequences, the Senate is still to a large degree a club and America will suffer. Continue reading A Racist In Our Midst

Ivanka?

In yesterday’s posting I correctly criticized Donald Trump’s economic advisory team for being glaringly weak and almost devoid of knowledge in certain economic areas. Monday he gave what his campaign billed as a major economic address to the Detroit Economic Club. During it he made a grandiose announcement that his daughter Ivanka Trump was supplementing the team and helping helped him put his plan together. Ivanka Trump? That makes me feel better; no it doesn’t!   Continue reading Ivanka?

The Enshrinement Of Barney Frank

I would be less than totally honest if I said I was not disappointed when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick passed up Barney Frank as his appointee to temporarily fill the United States Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. This is not meant as a criticism of his choice, but rather a compliment to Frank. Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “When one door closes another door opens.” Such is the situation I find myself in with Representative Frank. For some time, (and with reader suggestion), I have thought of adding a Progressive Hall of Fame to the site. Today Barney Frank is the first to be enshrined.   Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Barney Frank