GUEST WORDS - Our society has coined expressions like “philanthropist” to encourage and hail people’s charitable spirit.
Voting Rights Will Be Dead Without Street Heat
STATE OF OUR UNION - Can America be a democracy if a minority writes the rules to entrench minority rule?
The Re-Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
AN ANALYSIS - This year, the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Education, has invited an un-reconstructed Southern Baptist preacher, right wing politician, and Fox News pundit named Mike Huckabee to deliver a “keynote address” during what it terms an “inter-faith prayer breakfast” on the King holiday (January 17). Attendance will be by invitation only.
Madison Cawthorn Is Taunting Rachel Maddow On Twitter. This Isn’t Going To End Well For Him.
MEDIA WATCH - Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is continuing to taunt out MSNBC host Rachel Maddow over an email her producer accidentally sent to his office.
Dr. King Remained Hopeful. So Can We.
RACIAL RECKONINGS - 2022 has begun with melancholy, as our country sees the pandemic reach new heights.
The Burlington Coat Factory Officer Involved Shooting. Part 1 of 3.
GUEST WORDS - I recently watched with great sadness the press conference held by attorney Ben Crump who is now representing the family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, a fourteen-year-old girl tragically killed by an LAPD officer responding to what he believed was an active shooter call at the Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood, on 12/23/2021.
Congress Must Pass Federal Data Privacy Law to Protect Democracy
COMMENTARY - January 6, 2021 will be remembered as one of the darkest days for democracy in modern U.S. history, and the attack's anniversary coincides with the kickoff of an election year.
The 20-Year War on Terror Was an Amazing Success—If You Were Terrorism
COUNTERTERRORISM - It began more than two decades ago. On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush declared a “war on terror” and told a joint session of Congress (and the American people) that “the course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain.”
Is the Left Delusional or Gaslighting about Harry Reid’s Historical Impact?
MARC's ANGLE - The articles released left and right about the passing of Harry Reid have induced head scratching moments and many times, cringe.
The Left Doesn't Own Minority Voters
WATCHING POLITICS - Demographic transitions present political opportunities, but do not protect politicians from their own folly.
Do We Dare Stop Being Afraid Of Ourselves?
COMMENTARY - What’s your story? We tell stories, which evolve into myths — and myths are what hold us together. They create the collective entity known as the human race. And myths evolve.
An Open Letter to Senator Manchin: Build Back Better Is Consequential to Black Women's Mental Health
COMMENTARY - Dear Senator Manchin, This single Black mom has a bone to pick with you.
A Few Magnificent Things That Happened In 2021
YEAR IN REVIEW - It would be easy to survey the end of 2021 and see another year in wreckage. There’s the pandemic that won’t end. Rising inflation. Climate disasters. A democracy that looks creakier by the day.
Why Expanding the US Supreme Court Is More Urgent Than Ever
COURT EXPANSION - as Chief Justice in 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a spate of transformational ultra-right decisions on a dizzying array of subjects, including voting rights, gerrymandering, union organizing, the death penalty, qualified immunity for police, gun control, campaign finance, and most recently, abortion.
Marjorie Taylor Greene calls Mitch McConnell “Biden’s b**ch”
SENATE UN-CIVILITIES - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is resorting to obscenities to attack her Congressional colleagues, referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as a “bitch.”
The New Dark Ages
POLITICAL HERITAGE UNDER FIRE - If ignorance is bliss, the Western world should be ecstatic.
The Execution of Julian Assange
COMMENTARY - Let us name Julian Assange’s executioners.
The U.S. Military Budget as a Mushroom Cloud
NATION WATCH - Where are you going to get the money? That question haunts congressional proposals to help the poor, the unhoused, and those struggling to pay the mortgage or rent or medical bills, among so many other critical domestic matters.
DWP Scandal Plea Bargain Exposes Bribes, Graft and Deceit In "Chinatown"
GUEST WORDS - Six years ago, at a press conference on the court house steps, I got into a pushing match with an Ohio attorney who I called out for a sweet heart settlement in the LA DWP billing error case that yielded his firm $13 million for a few weeks work.
Can We Learn from The Failings of William Mulholland?
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE - For much of my life I have been in conversation with a man who died 86 years ago.
How to Buy Stocks with Quotes and Other Tools
MARKET EXPLAINED-Many investors think that they can buy shares of any company with the click of a mouse. This is simply not true.