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One of These Things

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

As a child, and as a parent, I’ve watched enough Sesame Street to have its images and songs drilled into my head.  One of the most useful is the categorization song: “one of these things is not like the other.”  It prompts a child to do a quick compare and contrast. Comparing and contrasting is […]

Deceitful Donald

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

At the beginning of the Second Gulf War, Vice President Dick Cheney confidently told us that American troops would be greeted as liberators.  We know that was a lie.  Like the Weapons of Mass Destruction lie, the Bush Administration told it to avoid facing reality. These lies were deadly and costly.  When the last American […]

Life and Death in Texas

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Texas Republicans want you to prepare for the next schools shooting.  Greg Abbott is sending school children home with fingerprint and DNA kits.  Abbott wants to make it easier for you to identify your child’s dead body. Republicans have controlled Texas Government for the past two decades.  They have cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires.  […]

Is That An Elephant in Your Uterus?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

When a woman walks into a doctor’s office should Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton walk in too?  Should national Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and Ted Cruz watch a woman’s exam?  Should these politicians make medical decisions for women? Republican politicians in Austin and Washington think they should.  Pregnancy is one of […]

A Republic, Not A Monarchy

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II reminds me how lucky we are as Americans. We don’t have a monarchy. We have a Republic.  The American Republic belongs to all the people, not a single person. Our Republic, however, owes much to the history of the English monarchy.  American constitutional history often traces its origins back […]

Remember Your Constantine

Friday, July 8th, 2022

The year 312 of the Common Era marked a decisive turning point in world history.  A Roman general named Constantine wanted total control of the empire.  Constantine waged war against his enemies to establish dominance. Since the time of Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE), Roman generals ruled by force instead of election.  The 300 intervening years […]

I’m Staying

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

I love to travel. I inherited this love from my parents.  Dad’s service in the United States’ Army opened a world to me.  Our three years living in Germany had the most impact. Weekends and holidays in Germany were an adventure. The Churches and the castles overflowed with history. The natural history museums literally had […]

Only You Can Make it Better

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Please read the names of the American children and teachers sacrificed to Second Amendment extremism. We need responsible gun ownership. We need a well-regulated militia. Alexandria Aniyah Rubio, 10 Alithia Ramirez, 10 Amerie Jo Garza, 10 Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10 Eliahana Cruz Torres, 10 Eliana “Ellie” Garcia, 9 Jackie Cazares, 10 Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10 […]

Freeing State Power

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

After the Second World War, the United States Supreme Court has been following a single star.  Individual liberty is stronger than state power.  Millions of Americans from all walks of life had risked their lives, and the nation honored their service with individual liberty. The new conservative Supreme Court is on the verge of empowering […]

Big Government Conservatives Take Back Rights

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has fought her way past big government conservatives.  She is on her way to confirmation to sit on the highest court in America.  Her story is a story of America. As conservative Senators questioned her, both inside and outside the committee room, they revealed how far back they […]

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