As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.
With the major party conventions upon us, the Summer of 2016 continues to be one of serious discontent. Middle-class workers worldwide are mad as hell. Pandering populist politicians like Boris Johnson in England and Donald Trump here at home stoke the fires of rage, doing what people in times of peril have done for millennia: blame foreigners.
Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the US is another great tool in the ISIS campaign to radicalize the millions of Muslims in the US. If enacted, such a policy would be much more likely to create more radical Muslims in the US than it prevents from entering the US.
On July 5, FBI Director James Comey announced that no charges would be filed in the matter of Hillary Clinton's emails, although he stated that she ...
Admiral Michael Rogers has quite a task afoot, as Director of the National Security Agency and the military's Cyber Command Mission Force. Speaking at a luncheon organised by retired Captain Kevin Wensing, Admiral Rogers said that the agency will eventually contain 6200 dedicated computer personnel split into 133 teams.
In a Facebook post last week, Adams County (Colorado) Republican chair John Sampson called Black Lives Matter "Punk Ass Bitches," but in an interview ...
If I were President Obama, and you -- the reader -- were Florida Governor Rick Scott, and you asked me to declare a federal emergency of counties afflicted by toxic algae blooms, I'd be tempted to say the following.
Having lived my eight decades -- and proud of it -- I am able to say that this is not the worst time in our history or in my lifetime. Race riots and lynchings were rampant during my early years -- segregation and injustice abounded, but there was a sense that for all the unspeakable cruelties we were going forward -- that the country was better than the crimes that a few committed.
As the self-proclaimed law-and-order candidate, Trump on Tuesday spoke about the slaughter of the five officers in Dallas and the wounding of seven others.
After boasting again via twitter that he had foreseen another jihadist terrorist attack -- Does the man's genius know no bounds? Heh -- Trump has had remarkably little to say. Which is just as well, as these are complex matters and Trump has no knowledge about or facility for them.
Obama was a terrific legislative fighter. But he was reluctant to take his fight with the Republicans public. That and his pivot to deficit reduction helped set up the epic Congressional reverses in 2010. His Administration was never able to pass major legislation again. How does all this spill over onto Hillary Clinton?
"Where do we go from here?" asks Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the Convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967. I ask...
Unarmed people recaptured CNN Turk and the bridges across the Bosphorus, braving gunfire to recapture democracy for their country.
More than anything, please know this: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provided operational and financial support to the 9/11 hijackers. That is a fact. And, the U.S. government has been covering up that fact for fifteen years -- even to this very day. And that is a crime.
Donald Trump has now officially selected Mike Pence for his running mate. This means it'll be a Trump/Pence ticket. Create your own humorous talking point around this matchup.
I finally had to take a stand and personally ask all my friends on Facebook to stop putting anything on my timeline from a website that is involved with propaganda for either side of any political, religious or racist movement!