Weeping for America

Speaking for me yesterday: Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post. In “What did the men with Donald Trump do when he spoke of ‘shithole countries’?” Kennicott tells of weeping, first when he read about the woman in Baltimore who was put out on the street in nothing but a hospital gown, and then again when he heard … Continue reading Weeping for America

Okay, now they’re crossing my line

I didn’t like it when Colin Kaepernick started the “don’t stand for the national anthem” protest movement back in August. And since then, more and more athletes have begun kneeling or locking arms or raising fists during the anthem. I don’t particularly like these demonstrations. I find them disrespectful and a bit offensive. But they’re perfectly legal and … Continue reading Okay, now they’re crossing my line

Bigotry and bias

Donald Trump, the Ku Klux Klan, racism, partisan politics … the political pot has been boiling for weeks. But the private conversations, the talk in the street, the personal attitudes and prejudices … spilled over on national TV Tuesday in a way no one expected. On CNN, a discussion between Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan staffer, and Van … Continue reading Bigotry and bias

Justice for Freddie?

Well, well, looks like the shoe’s on the other foot now in Baltimore. I couldn’t help being slightly amused (and therefore ashamed of myself) by the protests from the Baltimore Police Department after charges were filed against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. “Rush to judgment.” “Unfair.” “Politics.” “Did nothing wrong.” “Entitled to due process.” How many … Continue reading Justice for Freddie?