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Can everyone do a Brexit?

Article 50 Britain’s exit from the European Union is a reflection of several things; joblessness caused by”free trade”, a rejection of the push for austerity to save the banks and a tide of anti-immigrant sentiment.  The latter is much easier to latch onto for blame as it is here in the US.   No one gives […]

A Coming Police State?

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution used to bar illegal search and seizure by the police under what’s commonly referred to as the Exclusionary Rule; which meant that any evidence of law breaking was tainted and inadmissible in court if the search wasn’t legal under the requirement of “reasonable suspicion” which was formerly required […]

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The American Political System: The Mistrust Problem

    It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything here.  In part, my absence was due to just being busy with work, but that’s not the only reason.  Sometimes, I just need to stop and just soak in what others are writing, so I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading during my […]

our black year

Our Black Year: A Odyssey to Support Black Business

  I took a break from my busy schedule a couple of weeks ago to attend an event sponsored by the Philadelphia African-American Chamber of Commerce where Maggie Anderson, author of Our Black Year was a guest speaker.   I picked up a copy of her book, which I highly recommend, and have just finished reading […]

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US Government seizes 307 domains in the defense of the NFL

  This falls into the category of the sort of news  that’s significant, but is relegated to the back pages, while the diversionary infotainment that informs you of nothing is in the headlines.  Here’s the story:   While many sports fans are preparing for Sunday’s Super Bowl by organizing parties and shopping for TVs, the […]

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Newt Gingrich on Black Business

Robert Sengstacke Abbott–Publisher of the Chicago Defender     The republican candidates had much to say about African-Americans during the recent South Carolina primary.   Here an excerpt from a 1993 speech that Newt Gingrich made regarding African-Americans and business that’s causing some outcry: For poor minorities, entrepreneurship in small business is the key to future […]

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Why Romney has a problem

  I now understand why Romney got shellacked in South Carolina while complaining that Gingrich is playing the class warfare card.  Take a look at the clip below.  It’s about a half hour long and gets into his activities at hedge fund Bain Capital.  It pretty much destroys the narrative he’s attempted to create around […]

maine03

Is provoking wars an American tradition?

The USS Maine It seems to me that there’s an accepted narrative when it comes to history and current events that involve our nation. The theme that cuts across both is the idea that we’ve only entered wars for noble causes like the defense of freedom or to promote democracy.  These are vague and innocuous […]

obama

Conservative columnist defends Obama

image I have my issues with Obama, however that doesn’t extend to literally everything that he’s done.  I detest the empty accusations around him being a socialist and a spendthrift.  These accusations are part of the left/right paradigm that’s superimposed on literally everything and are not only off the mark, but the fact that they’re […]

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Dr. Sam Richards: A Radical Experiment in Empathy

  I just discovered Dr. Sam Richards, a sociologist at Penn State University who gives a lecture in the excellent video below.  The video focuses primarily on Iraq, but applies to US policy towards Iran and much of the middle east. It’s about 20 minutes long and well worth watching. America could certainly use a […]

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brexit

Can everyone do a Brexit?

Article 50 Britain’s exit from the European Union is a reflection of several things; joblessness caused by”free trade”, a rejection of the push for austerity to save the banks and a tide of anti-immigrant sentiment.  The latter is much easier to latch onto for blame as it is here in the US.   No one gives […]

A Coming Police State?

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution used to bar illegal search and seizure by the police under what’s commonly referred to as the Exclusionary Rule; which meant that any evidence of law breaking was tainted and inadmissible in court if the search wasn’t legal under the requirement of “reasonable suspicion” which was formerly required […]

trust2

The American Political System: The Mistrust Problem

    It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything here.  In part, my absence was due to just being busy with work, but that’s not the only reason.  Sometimes, I just need to stop and just soak in what others are writing, so I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading during my […]

our black year

Our Black Year: A Odyssey to Support Black Business

  I took a break from my busy schedule a couple of weeks ago to attend an event sponsored by the Philadelphia African-American Chamber of Commerce where Maggie Anderson, author of Our Black Year was a guest speaker.   I picked up a copy of her book, which I highly recommend, and have just finished reading […]

fva-630-ice-seizure-domain-630w

US Government seizes 307 domains in the defense of the NFL

  This falls into the category of the sort of news  that’s significant, but is relegated to the back pages, while the diversionary infotainment that informs you of nothing is in the headlines.  Here’s the story:   While many sports fans are preparing for Sunday’s Super Bowl by organizing parties and shopping for TVs, the […]

robert Abbot

Newt Gingrich on Black Business

Robert Sengstacke Abbott–Publisher of the Chicago Defender     The republican candidates had much to say about African-Americans during the recent South Carolina primary.   Here an excerpt from a 1993 speech that Newt Gingrich made regarding African-Americans and business that’s causing some outcry: For poor minorities, entrepreneurship in small business is the key to future […]

ROMNEY2-popup

Why Romney has a problem

  I now understand why Romney got shellacked in South Carolina while complaining that Gingrich is playing the class warfare card.  Take a look at the clip below.  It’s about a half hour long and gets into his activities at hedge fund Bain Capital.  It pretty much destroys the narrative he’s attempted to create around […]

maine03

Is provoking wars an American tradition?

The USS Maine It seems to me that there’s an accepted narrative when it comes to history and current events that involve our nation. The theme that cuts across both is the idea that we’ve only entered wars for noble causes like the defense of freedom or to promote democracy.  These are vague and innocuous […]

obama

Conservative columnist defends Obama

image I have my issues with Obama, however that doesn’t extend to literally everything that he’s done.  I detest the empty accusations around him being a socialist and a spendthrift.  These accusations are part of the left/right paradigm that’s superimposed on literally everything and are not only off the mark, but the fact that they’re […]

Sam-Richards-724x1024

Dr. Sam Richards: A Radical Experiment in Empathy

  I just discovered Dr. Sam Richards, a sociologist at Penn State University who gives a lecture in the excellent video below.  The video focuses primarily on Iraq, but applies to US policy towards Iran and much of the middle east. It’s about 20 minutes long and well worth watching. America could certainly use a […]

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