I was “late to the party” in opposing capital punishment. For most progressives that is a basic tenet of the political philosophy. It was only about ten years ago that I changed my viewpoint on the topic. As we continue I will explain my final reservation and then share a recent revelation that vexed me. Continue reading Unlike Trump And The Republicans I Care About CO’s
As I write this article the talking heads on television are battling over the significance or lack thereof of the competing memos. In reality they will be lucky to be footnotes in history when the final story of Russiagate is told. The saddest part is that this conversation is reducing media coverage of serious issues like mass shootings, DACA, climate change and social injustice and in doing so plays right into the hands of evil doers like the Trump administration. Speaking of the organized criminal enterprise in the White House, they spin all this as vindication. They are effectively claiming victory at halftime. Let’s explore. Continue reading Yet
I have just added We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates to the Recommended Reading section. In this book the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient deals with social inequity with an emphasis on racial inequality. If this book doesn’t provoke thought I suggest you stop wasting your time reading and simply drink beer while watching Fox News.
I just added Chokehold by Paul Butler to the Recommended Reading Section. Former federal prosecutor Butler penned a book in a similar vein to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Dr. Matthew Robinson’s Criminal Injustice. It deals with social inequities and their relationship with our criminal justice system.
Making a phone call to the police shouldn’t be a moral decision in America. For me it is and in my recent readings I discovered that I’m not alone. Let’s explore. Continue reading To Press The Button