Whenever there has been a tragedy or natural disaster which affects people of color especially, but others as well, I have held my breath, waiting for the Religious Right to give its pronouncement on why said disaster or tragedy happened. When Hurricane Katrina hit, some religious fundamentalists said the storm was the wrath of God,… Read More The God of the Religious Right a Divine Fraud?
I don’t know this country anymore. It used to be that I felt safe here. I felt like this country had a government which at least had the tools for us, the people, to work for justice. I used to think that the three branches of government were the… Read More Searching For My Country
When Colin Kaepernick decided to “take a knee” in protest of the injustice meted out against African Americans and other people of color, in spite of the words of the Pledge of Allegiance that in this land, there is “liberty and justice for all,” he set off a manufactured cry of outrage from people who… Read More Understanding Patriotism in a Divided Land
Today, White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly spoke before cameras. He assured reporters that he was not going to quit his job and also that, as far as he knew, he was not about to be fired. He said that what the president said about FEMA and the military not being… Read More The President Without a Soul
The failure of the GOP’s latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) proves something that all of us, especially politicians, should pay attention to. Sometimes we make bad promises that we cannot keep. The battle cry of the Republicans has been that they promised “repeal and replace of Obamacare” to our… Read More When You Make a Bad Promise