Commercializing Juneteenth

The longstanding celebration that become a national holiday last year is being exploited for profit!

Time for a New Generation to Lead?

The Silents and Boomers have been in charge too long.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

Tucker Carlson White Supremacist Messaging

The face of Fox News is not the bow-tied buffoon from his “Crossfire” days.

Pamela Moses [Center] attending a May Day Gathering, May 1st 2019. Credit: Joe Rondone/The Commerical Appeal Pamela Moses [Center] attending a May Day Gathering, May 1st 2019. Credit: Joe Rondone/The Commerical Appeal

Prosecutor Drops All Charges Against Pamela Moses

And yet the state still extracted their pound of flesh

Proud Boys Leader Turns Rat

A key planner of the Capitol riot has agreed to testify against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.

[Pamela Moses at sentencing] [Pamela Moses at sentencing]

An example of the “trial tax”

With choices like these it’s easy to understand why people take plea deals

Gun-Wielding Lawyers Given Slap on the Wrist

The infamous duo will have to do what they were already supposed to do for a year.

Which Black Woman Will Biden Appoint to the Supreme Court?

The 46th President will follow the lead of the 40th in making a historic appointment.

Stevie Wonder feeling the White House Bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during a visit to the Oval Office in 2016 by White House Photographer Peter Souza. Stevie Wonder feeling the White House Bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during a visit to the Oval Office in 2016 by White House Photographer Peter Souza.

In honor of MLK, some dubious tweets & a lesser-known speech

Once again, today marks a day where folks who would never have supported Dr. King decide they should praise him

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Mayberry and White America

When life doesn’t imitate art.

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks to the National Congress of American Indians Annual Conference, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Kamala Harris is Frustrated

Apparently, getting her elected President is not a high enough priority in the Biden White House.

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Tribal Lenses and Criminal Justice

Our reactions to recent murder trials tells us a lot about our divided country.

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

A just verdict—but just a verdict.

Rittenhouse, Competence, and Crusade

A contrast in styles.

Rittenhouse Takes: Good, Bad, and Ugly

The reactions to a verdict that were predictable (indeed, predicted) are over the top.

Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo) Airman 1st Class Thadyn DuPont, an aerospace medical technician with the 137th Special Operations Medical Group, prepares to administer a coronavirus vaccine for an Oklahoma National Guard soldier at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman, Okla., on Jan. 15, 2021. (Andrew LaMoreaux/U.S. Air National Guard photo)

Oklahoma National Guard Vaccine Standoff

The politicization of the virus continues.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

Officers are under enormous pressure–including from the Federal government–to write tickets.

Kyle Rittenhouse Judge Allows Those He Killed to be Called ‘Rioters’ Not ‘Victims’

Pretrial rulings strengthen his self-defense claims.

ESPN, Jock Culture, and Jon Gruden

Is the Worldwide Leader responsible oblivious to bigotry?

The January 6 Commission will be All-Democratic

A chance for a real investigation? Ruined legitimacy?

Chauvin Juror Participated in BLM Protest, Lied About It

Getting an impartial jury in an internationally-famous case is next to impossible.

Defining ‘Extremism’ in the Military

It’s harder than a looks, especially given the limited size of the problem.

Judge Declares Waters’ Comments ‘Abhorrent’

They were “disrespectful to the rule of law.”

‘Justice’ Difficult in Chauvin Trial

A criminal trial is a poor venue for solving society’s problems.

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SCOTUS Lifts California Worship Ban

How should we balance public health and fundamental rights?

Radicalism and Internet Culture

Does online performance logically devolve into rage and violence?

MLB Recognizes Negro Leagues as a Major League

A long overdue–and complicated—recognition.

Violence after DC ‘Stop the Steal’ Rally

Peaceful protests were once again followed by nighttime clashes.

Million MAGA March Sparks Violence

The inevitable happened, as extremist organizations descended on DC.

Less Than Meets the Eye

The utter smallness of Trump’s legal challenges to the election.

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

The Two Sides of Fox News

Last night amplifies a long pattern.

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing H.R. 1957- The Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks prior to signing H.R. 1957- The Great American Outdoors Act Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Woodward Revelations Hurting Trump

A new poll shows meaningful shifts in public attitudes.

Post-Convention Reality Check

We’re winding down to Election Day. Where do we stand?

Pro Athletes Boycotting Games

The NBA playoffs have been hit with a work stoppage.

10-Term Congressman William Lacy Clay Ousted

Yet another incumbent has lost his primary contest.

Some Funerals Are More Equal than Others

The rules are different if you’re famous.

Richmond Police Claim White Supremacists Behind BLM Riots

The ‘outside agitators’ trope strikes again.

Cops Aren’t Soldiers

The similarities are obvious. The differences are more important.

John Lewis Dead at 80

A civil rights legend has passed.

Reaction to Letter on Justice and Open Debate Proves its Point

Free speech is not for everyone.

A Diminished, Surreal July 4th

The crowd for DC’s fireworks celebration was small but weird.

Mob Tears Down Baltimore Columbus Statue

A controversial monument in Little Italy has been destroyed.

Sponsors May Force Redskins to Change Name

Nike and FedEx may be able to do what Native American activists couldn’t.

Mark Zuckerberg Loses $7 Billion

An ad boycott has the Facebook co-founder down to his last $82.3 billion.