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Clarke's ideas about ending gun violence contain some truths

Published April 16, 2015

Sheriff David Clarke is the darling of the far right and he is a favorite of the Fox News Network. But amidst all the bluster there are some truths to be discovered when he talks about the epidemic of black violence in Milwaukee.


Net neutrality 101

Published Nov. 12, 2014

In essence, preserving net neutrality would ensure that all consumers and businesses will have universal levels of access to a fast Internet, not just some preferred customers who would pay for "faster lanes" on the Internet.


How much do presidential politics affect the stock market?

Published April 4, 2014

I, for one, have always hesitated to link stock market performances to U.S. presidents. After all, global forces and factors such as energy costs that presidents cannot always control often play key roles in the fates of the markets.


Let's tone down the Mandela outrage

Published Dec. 11, 2013

People are outraged that Barack Obama shook Raoul Castro's hand. People are outraged that he posed for a selfie with two other world leaders. People are outraged that Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner objects to lowering the flag for Nelson Mandela. People are outraged that Mandela memorial service organizers used a fake sign language interpreter, waving his hands in meaningless gibberish. OK, that last one deserves a little outrage, especially if you're deaf and somehow don't have closed captioning on your TV. But as for the rest, take it down a notch, America.

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An Empty Mailbox

Friday October 9th, 2009 - Kenosha, WI    Another day with an empty mailbox and I’m glad I don’t own a gun because today’s the day I might have used it. This is a cruel test of my patience and I’m about to flunk it badly if I don’t get my check soon. I...

The Symbols and Substance of Barack's bow

Rich Lowry and the hundreds of others who becry Obama's breach of the unstated rules of Presidential conduct fail to realize that these very rules, originally initiated for outdated purposes, have to be challenged and broken in order to bring about progressive change, inside and outside of Americ...

"Sweet Freedom's Song"

"Sweet Freedom's Song" Revolutionary Drill Unit from the Inaugural Parade (Educational fair use) Before the inauguration at noon, the number of people joining the assembly built and their mood sprang from the shared sights and sounds. The crowd reveled in the se...

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