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Was Robert E. Lee a patriot or a traitor?

Was Robert E. Lee a patriot or a traitor?

Questions over the “legacy” of Virginia son and Confederate General Robert E. Lee are emerging once again on the campus of the university named for him and George Washington in…

Hank Aaron and the continuing pain of racism

Hank Aaron and the continuing pain of racism

Hank Aaron, a deserving member of baseball’s Hall of Fame and the man who broke the total home runs record of Babe Ruth, made the mistake of speaking the truth…

Racist, rabid-right Republicans

Racist, rabid-right Republicans

Want to see the rabid right wing of the Republican party squirm? Just call them what they are: racists. Nothing makes an ultra-conservative more nervous because while they scream and…

America’s fruitless search for a real leader

America’s fruitless search for a real leader

Diogenes, the legend goes, spent his life searching for an honest man. He never found one. Were he around today and living in America, his search would still be fruitless,…

Obamacare works at our house

Obamacare works at our house

Obamacare skeptics and opponents took a hit Tuesday when President Barack Obama announced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) met its goal of seven million signups by Monday…

Rand Paul, like his father, is a loser

Rand Paul, like his father, is a loser

Rand Paul, the tea party U.S. Senator from Kentucky, said Sunday that — like his father who tried and failed three times in runs for President — he may also…

CPAC: Constantly Pathetic Archaic Crackpots

CPAC: Constantly Pathetic Archaic Crackpots

Interesting that on the final day of the annual fantasy called the Conservative Political Action Conference, the rabid right wing trotted out the laughable Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann to claim…

For men, the future doesn’t look too good

For men, the future doesn’t look too good

If you’re an American man you’re more likely to be unemployed than your female counterparts. Today more than 4.3 million Americans are considered “long-term unemployed” — out of work for…

Hillary Clinton: The past or the future?

Hillary Clinton:  The past or the future?

Want to know the latest meme in U.S. politics? Here it is: Hillary Clinton is a candidate of the past. It’s been spreading through the political press. Now Republicans are…

A cinematic look into us: A nation riddled with guilt

A cinematic look into us: A nation riddled with guilt

The Oscars, which will be presented Sunday, do something more than honor the “best” films. They give us a glimpse into ourselves. Our movies, especially those that strike a national…