An Open Letter to Bill Clinton, from a Former Neighbor and Bernie Sanders Supporter

Dear President Clinton: We used to be neighbors, though I doubt you would remember me.  I used to live just down the street from you on F & 19th.  I often took evening strolls by your government housing quarters on Pennsylvania Avenue, and waved.  Every once in a while, a sniper atop the White House […]

Two Examples That Prove Republicans Are Completely Devoid of Reality

I know what you’re thinking, “Only two?!”  Yes.  For the purposes of this article I’m only going to highlight two fairly recent events that perfectly showcase just how delusional Republicans truly are. The first example I want to use happened this past summer during the anniversary of the Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” […]

Vicarious Remembrance and the Legacy of JFK

Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, on its way to a lunch at the Dallas Trade Mart. Few historical events can hold such a stark and ghastly place in Americans’ memories. However, because over 60% of Americans were not alive on November 22, 1963, […]

November 22, 1963 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time: The Moment That Forever Changed the World

Being a resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a lifelong Texan, a liberal and a writer, I feel pretty obligated to write something about JFK on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.  The thing is, it’s not that I don’t want to write a piece about JFK, but I’ve sat here for the last several […]

We Need RFK Today Just As Much As We Needed Him 45 Years Ago

On the night of June 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was celebrating a California primary victory and seemed to be headed toward a legitimate chance at the presidency. Shortly after midnight on June 5th, he was gunned down by a coward who still lives to this day, rotting in a California prison. Exactly 45 years […]