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 […]

Ted Cruz Tries Quoting JFK to Defend Republican Ignorance on Tax Rates, Fails Miserably

If there’s one politician who perfectly sums up everything that’s asinine and moronic about the tea party, it’s Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). At times he’s so incredibly ridiculous it’s hard to imagine that he’s legitimately trying to be serious. Almost everything Ted Cruz regurgitates is just some talking point that’s directly meant to pander to tea […]

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 […]

What Has Happened To Us As Americans?

One of my all-time favorite quotes is that of President John F. Kennedy when he spoke about our initial trip to the moon: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” These words displayed the unbreakable will and […]