In 1967 the Supreme Court’s unanimously decision in Loving v Virginia made interracial marriage legal in America. To put the time frame in perspective I, who have been retired for years, was playing high school basketball (very poorly!) in 1967. Today the radical majority on the Court appears ready to overturn that ruling. Just what would that mean in 21st century America?
It was just a bit before 9 pm Monday night when the alert came across my phone’s screen. It’s Saturday afternoon and I’m still as angry. I knew I had the week’s biggest political story and nothing has changed in the interceding days.
My biggest non-partisan criticism of the American political system is the influence of money on it. Political fundraising has become an industry. There is nary a day goes by without me getting a flood of emails all asking for money for some political/policy cause. I am far from alone! Abortion has been one of the hottest topics for decades. I am among the many who feel that the Supreme Court will effectively gut Roe v Wade in the coming weeks. The fundraisers will not stop; there is simply too much money to be made. The question is which will be the next cause. Continue reading Which Next?