Dying in custody – a most necessary conversation

Oh freedom, Oh freedom, Oh freedom over me And before I'll be a slave, I'll be buried in my grave And go home to my lord and be free Lulled and complacent among a couple of thousand righteous liberals and progressives, what should be seen is often easily hidden. The obvious remains obscured behind conversations… Continue reading Dying in custody – a most necessary conversation

Vote for progressives

It's that simple. When Speaker of the California State Assembly, John Perez, exhorted the attendees of Netroots Nation, in San Jose, California, Thursday evening, to "vote for progressives," he said we should do it "for the people of America." The successes of a progressive-run government in California, the state that was once governed by Ronald… Continue reading Vote for progressives

The burning bush of progressivism

"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice." - attributed to 19th c. minister, Rev. Theodore Parker, popularized by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in a commencement address to Wesleyan University, 1964 Take your sandals from your feet, America. We've climbed the mountain, and stand on the holy ground of… Continue reading The burning bush of progressivism