Today’s article is a tale of two stories. One told to me in the Summer of 2012 about an event in the 1960s; the other read in the newspaper last weekend of recent events. One takes place in North Carolina, the others in New Mexico. I contend they are at their core largely one in the same.
One of the email messages that greeted me when I woke up Sunday morning was that 31 white supremacists had been arrested in Idaho for plotting to disrupt an LGBTQ pride event. It seems that members of that community, their families and supporters were basically going to get together for a family day at the park. A Saturday picnic at the park; it hardly gets more American and peaceful than that.
Most often the Sunday article covers the biggest political story of the week just ended. Well, they are simply coming to fast and furiously to determine one as the biggest. Separating them is also another challenge. Also the volume is overwhelming to the point that too many stories get little or no coverage despite their impact. Today I will use a slightly different format of “quick hits” more like one of the many “catch up” articles. Upon commencement I already know one day will be woefully inadequate so this is effectively Part I and Monday’s article will be Part II. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Day Is Inadequate
I am currently reading Capital And Ideology by the French economist Thomas Piketty. The book is very long, packed with interesting discussions and charts. One chart really grabbed me and I’d like to discuss it with you today. Continue reading One Chart
You don’t have to agree with every stance a politician takes. But if a politician wants to gain the endorsement of tellthetruthonthem.com they have to earn it with their actions. Keep the words integrity and courage in mind as you read this endorsement of Alabama’s junior Senator Doug Jones. Continue reading The 2020 Endorsement Of Doug Jones