The galling and the brave – police unaccountable to justice


"...the way we do policing needs to change."New York Mayor Bill de Blasio reacting to a grand jury's decision not to indict in the death of Eric Garner. After September 11, 2001, there was no pedestal too high on which to place the brave members of the NYPD, and by association, those who served all… Continue reading The galling and the brave – police unaccountable to justice

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Voting Rights decision another fine mess for Congress


Before we join our fellow progressives in the justifiable assault on the Supreme Court for its colossally f-ed up decision, Tuesday, in Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down key elements of the pre-clearance provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, let's talk about for whom this mess tolls. It tolls for Congress. "This is… Continue reading Voting Rights decision another fine mess for Congress

America’s most embarrassing moments


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Turning the Dirt in DC


This morning in Washington DC, between the memorials to America's two mavericks of liberty and freedom, Lincoln and Jefferson, behind long rows of dignitaries, shovels and a trough of dirt, stood Ambassador Andrew Young with a microphone in his hand. Standing beside the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ambassador Young cued those assembled to "turn the dirt"… Continue reading Turning the Dirt in DC