August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018
June 27, 2018
I was just a kid April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in my hometown. My family – mom, dad, my younger brother Robert, and my baby sister Monica – were in the dining room finishing dinner when I rushed in from the TV room to announce the news. Both my parents had grown up in the east, in Brooklyn, but they’d lived in the south long enough to know a thing or two about race relations, and were savvy enough about “the times” to understand King’s assassination would be a momentous event, that it might change everything.
November 6, 2017
Do U.S. Presidents go into office looking to leave a particular legacy, or do their legacies stem more from their efforts, acts, and performance on-the-job?
September 26, 2017
August 15, 2017
July 14, 2014
Toward the end of a long, rambling speech he delivered in November of 2003 at the National Endowment for Democracy’s 20th Anniversary gala, then-President George W. Bush told his audience, “The establishment of a free Iraq at the heart of the Middle East will be a watershed event in the global democratic revolution.”
August 21, 2012
March 6, 2012
December 2, 2010
Jayzus H. Christ, I go away from the Internet for a while and all hell breaks loose.
Having shimmied back down the rabbit hole in the last couple of days, my eyes are now bleeding from reading all the sturm und drang over supposed terrorist/sex criminal Julian Assange and his pariah website, WikiLeaks.