The Warriors for Free Speech

Funny. I have been a “warrior for free speech” all my life. I have worked continuously to make sure everyone’s speech is properly protected from government and private interference, to the extent possible. For example, I would never deny that … Continue reading

Where Have You Been? Welcome Back!

I am flabbergasted, and I don’t flabbergast easily. It’s probably because I am a white liberal, but I am amazed at how many of my fellow white liberals are screaming that they are now worried that the election of Donald … Continue reading

White Privilege is Fact. Period.

A few days ago, I got tired of the asinine postings about Colin Kaepernick. I mean, I can’t believe so many people care about this nonsense. So, on my personal Facebook page, I did the unthinkable; I posted about 4 … Continue reading

Voter Suppression Can Only Work if…

Anyone who thinks the Republican “message” is why they keep beating us in elections is remarkably gullible. There I said it. Phew. Republicans win because of a two-pronged approach that we could counter easily, if PUBs and the professional left … Continue reading

Document Dumpers are Not “Heroes”

Just before the convention last week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had to deal with the release of thousands of emails through Julian Assange and Wikileaks. According to most sources investigating this matter, it is likely the hack that led … Continue reading

Walk and Chew Gum

There was a disturbing analysis in this morning’s New York Times, suggesting that, while the shootings of two men by police may have given more life and extra urgency to the Black Lives Matter movement a few days ago, the … Continue reading

Shove Your “Thoughts and Prayers”

This week has featured a lot of tragedy. And make no mistake, it’s all tragedy. The police who were gunned down in Dallas last night is a tragedy. The killing of unarmed black men is a tragedy. And all we … Continue reading

It’s Not About Religion, It’s About Hate

Okay, it’s time to be honest here… In keeping with my basic philosophy, I never use the names of mass shooters, but that will work great in this case. For the sake of this article, let’s┬ácall him Biff. Biff was … Continue reading

Here’s the Thing About Privacy

It used to be really easy. If we wanted privacy, we could just stay at home, hide under our covers and keep to ourselves. Alone. No problem, unless we wanted to work for a living. It’s funny, but while we … Continue reading

Republican Exceptionalism or, March of the Perverts

In May, I turn 58. I have been going in to public restrooms by myself since first grade, so that’s more than a half century. In a half century, I can honestly say that I am unaware of anyone checking … Continue reading