Black Lives Matter

I purposely waited for awhile to address this issue because I wanted to make sure I approached it from my usual analytical angle. To jog everyone’s memory, two Black Lives Matter protesters interrupted one of Bernie Sanders’ rallies in Seattle to speak out about their issue and to challenge him to do more for their […]

Let’s Keep Our Eye on the Ball

The recent tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina has certainly created a number of different jumping off points for what appears to be a fairly straightforward event. Those on the right are tripping over themselves trying to call it anything but racism. The growing consensus among commentators on that side of the spectrum is that the […]

Lesson Learned? I don’t think so.

In today’s Houston Chronicle, Bill King wrote an article about how the chief of police in Houston was offended by an anecdote he used in a previous column. I will elaborate more later, but essentially, King was asking some very pertinent questions about how police resources are used. Instead of answering those questions, Charles A. […]

Greg Abbott’s New Spokesman: “…I Hang Around with a Lot of N*ggers”

In Texas, it’s almost impossible for politicians to shock – Rick Perry is known for childish gunplay; Senator Dan Patrick brags about carrying a firearm in the Texas capitol.  Innumerable Republicans relish abusing women’s, minorities’, seniors’, and poor peoples’ rights, and work tirelessly to beat Mississippi to the bottom in most all societal measures.  One of […]

A discussion on race

When you have an African-American president you are bound to have more discussions about race than not. That only increases when a well-known former world leader passes away. Nelson Mendala’s death spurred more discussion from every possible angle. In many ways, some are disappointed that President Obama hasn’t done more about this hot button issue, […]

In Plain Sight: The Hatred of the Right Wing in Texas

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Yesterday, Ted Cruz got a healthy dose of his own medicine on his Facebook page when he posted a tribute to South Africa’s favorite son, Nelson Mandela, who passed away a couple of days ago.  In his post, Cruz said, “Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He […]

Media Whore

First, some definitions I collected online, in no particular order:  A person who craves media attention; someone who will apparently do anything to remain in the media spotlight. A media figure who will throw their mom under a bus and then sell her soul to get a ratings high. A person who has a psychological […]