Category Archives: Democracy and Rights

My Country, With Liberty and Justice for All

He calls it “The United States of Mass Shootings”

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“Democracy,” by Langston Hughes (1949)

Democracy will not comeToday, this yearNor everThrough compromise and fear. I have as much rightAs the other fellow hasTo standOn my two feetAnd own the land. I tire so of hearing people say,Let things take their course.Tomorrow is another day.I … Continue reading

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John Lewis: Portrait in Courage, Honesty and Hope

“To those who have said, ‘Be patient and wait,’ we have long said that we cannot be patient,” he told the crowd. “We do not want our freedom gradually, but we want to be free now! We are tired. We … Continue reading

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Trump’s End Game

I haven’t written anything for quite a long stretch about our national crisis. To my mind, there hasn’t been much to say. Trump continues to show daily why he is completely unfit to be President. He does terrible things, and … Continue reading

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Guns and White Male Privilege

‘White Male Privilege’ and Other Themes of Gun Culture is the title of a recent post by James Fallows on his blog for The Atlantic.  He has been writing quite a number of pieces about guns in the U.S. featuring not only … Continue reading

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