Tag Archives: Social Justice

It’s the end of the year as we know it

…and I feel ambivalent. That doesn’t rhyme. With apologies to Michael Stipe and Co., nothing else has occurred in any sort of rational way in 2017, so why should I come up with a clever lyrical parody? I’m just trying … Continue reading

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Police as Executioners

In Baton Rouge this past Tuesday, police shot 37 year-old Alton Sterling as he lay on the ground with no weapons in his hands. The father of five was murdered. There’s no other way to describe it. He was physically … Continue reading

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Media Multitasking

Social media is a wonderful tool. Anyone can use it. That, sadly, is also its biggest drawback. I tend to accumulate pet peeves using sites like Facebook and Twitter. Mostly, it’s just opinions and posts that irritate me. Not really … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on Baltimore

According to the media, Baltimore, Maryland is burning. According to a handful of people who are actually there, the ratio of peaceful demonstrations to violence and mayhem is actually skewed in favor of peace. No matter the specifics, it is … Continue reading

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Murder in Pasco, Washington

Police in Pasco, Washington, executed a man on the street this past Tuesday, February 10th. I generally don’t like using such inflammatory language, especially given the current climate of relations in urban (and suburban) America between citizens and police forces. … Continue reading

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Who deserves $15 per hour?

“Okay, rant – For those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour, let’s do some math. At $15 an hour Johnny Fry-Boy would make $31,200 annually. An E1 (Private) in the military makes $18,378. An E5 (Sergeant) with 8 … Continue reading

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