Monthly Archives: April 2012

May Day or mayday

May First. May Day. Or should it be mayday? Hope springs eternal I am told. Spring has a way of giving hope by having the flowers in bloom and trees again doing their job of cleaning the air and providing … Continue reading

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Wha’s up?

Wasn’t there supposed to be some major demonstrations across the country around tax day last week? That the 99% were going to highlight the injustice that many people earning less than $100,000 paid a higher tax rate than those earning … Continue reading

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Prolife/Prochoice

Recently I received an email from Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky asking if I would give a donation to an organization to reverse the Supreme Court decision in the “Wade vs. Roe” case by interpreting the Fourteenth Amendment to … Continue reading

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Politics as Usual

Being born and raised on Chicago’s South Side had given me a distorted perspective of politics early on.  I remember being at Grandma’s house on Washtenaw and 32nd and observing her alderman come up to ask, “Did you vote today … Continue reading

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United(?) States

Dear Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus: I am writing to demand that you withhold support from any Republican presidential candidate who uses the murder of Trayvon Martin to distort and silence critical conversations about race. Last week, President Obama … Continue reading

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