Category Archives: History

A Skewed Endorsement

Shortly after the 2016 election, I put together a list of possible Democratic contenders for the 2020 election. Obviously, it was still quite premature at that point to speculate on who would challenge Donald Trump when he hadn’t even yet … Continue reading

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Political Hostages in Texas

When I discuss current events, I do my best to do so in a logical, fact-based way. It’s important to make sure the truth is told. Emotions can cloud that truth. Getting angry about a situation frequently leads to overreaction … Continue reading

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Not quite like rain on your wedding day…

I’ve been on a bit of a posting hiatus lately. The day job has been busy, and my attention has been scattered. But I’ve gradually been piecing together drafts for posts, and will likely start posting regularly again soon. Hopefully on … Continue reading

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Flunking out of (Electoral) College

The people have spoken. It was close, it was messy, but by a narrow (yet clear) margin, the people chose Hillary Clinton as their next president. However, an outdated tool of racial oppression has overridden the will of the people. … Continue reading

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Yep, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. You should, too.

So, I heard something interesting when reading/listening/watching the news over the last 18 or so months. Hillary Clinton isn’t perfect. I know, this is a shock. But I want to tell you something even more shocking. Ready? Brace yourself. It … Continue reading

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Patriotism or Terrorism?

What if we lose? Then we lose. That’s what happens in a representative democracy (or democratic republic, for those pedants that want to quibble). You present your case to the people, and your opponent does the same. And the people … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Cannot Be President… and here’s why.

Originally I intended to write a simple article, based on my “Elected Yet Unelectable” series, highlighting (in normal prose form) specific moments and events that prove that Donald J. Trump is completely unelectable and unsuitable for any public office. The … Continue reading

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Brexit Lemmings

So, last week, the United Kingdom did it. They voted narrowly to leave the European Union. Well, kind of. Okay, actually, they didn’t. This was a referendum among the citizenry to ascertain popular opinion about the EU. The actual process … Continue reading

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Speaking Before Thinking – Reactions to the Obergefell Decision

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. It was actually a merging of several cases across multiple states, but was spearheaded by one Jim Obergefell of Ohio. He … Continue reading

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Stars and Scars – The Real Meaning of the Confederate Battle Flag

It’s interesting how one issue triggers another. The tragic and disgusting murders of 9 people at a South Carolina church last week have jump-started the recurring debate over the Confederate flag. Specifically, where and when it’s flown, and the meaning … Continue reading

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