Browsed by
Category: US Politics

We Have a Radicalization Problem

We Have a Radicalization Problem

You want to elevate the discussion about the violent extremist threat that the United States and much of the world faces right now? That is a fantastic suggestion! Let’s start here.   There are many angles that one could approach just how seminally awful the retweeting of material from the violent extremist group, Britain First, by the President of the United States was. I will not address all of them here. Instead, I will focus on two important lenses through…

Read More Read More

Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Source: Yale University’s Avalon Project   Fellow-Citizens of the United States: In compliance with a custom as old as the Government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take in your presence the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States to be taken by the President before he enters on the execution of this office.” I do not consider it necessary at present for me to discuss those matters of administration about which there…

Read More Read More

Rise and Shine!

Rise and Shine!

I know I am not alone in having spent the past three days in a rapid-fire trip back and forth through states of disbelief, anger, despair, fear, and a whole bunch of other things that I am not sure I have a name for. There is no doubt that this is a swift kick in the gut for many of us. The veil has been ripped off of whatever illusions we collectively held about how far we had come as…

Read More Read More

Reflections on the Horror of the Second Presidential Debate

Reflections on the Horror of the Second Presidential Debate

Last night was a singular low point within a sea of low points for our society. It is absolutely shameful and so terribly sad. It is also deeply insulting that this is what we are given as being worthy of the highest office in our government. And make no mistake. When we move past this Trump spectacle in November, the work is just starting. Donald Trump has not appeared in a vacuum. He is a uniquely vile, angry, narcissistic, and…

Read More Read More