Fourth of July Then and Now

When I was growing up in a small town in Illinois during the Eisenhower administration, Fourth of July was pure and simple: the children decorated our bikes and tricycles with red, white, and blue crepe paper to ride around the … Continued


No Doubt About It, Glenn Beck is Racist

Remember the time Glenn Beck suggested that President Obama was burning down the country by trying to repair the immigration system? When he pretended to be the President in a skit in which he doused an actor with make-believe gasoline … Continued


Racist Email Distorts Patriotism

Hilary Clinton spent three hours in Lebanon Sunday morning and passed along a message of support saying, “You have been through too much and it is only right that you are given a chance to make your own decisions”. Lebanon’s … Continued

The Criminal Class Has Something to Say About America

When I was born my parents were solidly working class, but by the time I was seven I was living in a working poor household that struggled to survive from paycheck to paycheck. This was the plight of our surrounding … Continued

The Olympics: Purebreds and Nationalism

I was recently at a bar and looked up to find the Olympics on the television hanging on the wall. I don’t remember ever going into a bar before and seeing the Olympic games, not only on the television, but … Continued