Tag Archives: Race in America

Back To the Real Issue

This election was going to be about terrorism, or at least the upcoming first presidential debate was going to be about terrorism, because an unhinged lone bomber decided he wanted to do that ISIS thing and set off a few … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Explosion Again

Sometimes breaking news is no surprise. The surprise is that what had to happen sooner or later did happen, as this particular moment, but we’ve been here before. Out here we remember. The office was a few hundred feet south … Continue reading

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Policing the Masses

Things are settling down in Ferguson, Missouri. The governor, Jay Nixon, is slowly withdrawing the National Guard: “I greatly appreciate the men and women of the Missouri National Guard for successfully carrying out the specific, limited mission of protecting the … Continue reading

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Sensing There’s Something Wrong

There are those of us who are connoisseurs of irony, mostly former English teachers, who note that the current Democratic governor in Missouri, now torn apart by racial upheaval, is named Nixon – and his first name is awesomely biblical, … Continue reading

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No Longer Even a Thin Excuse

Over on the west side of town, on the north side of Pico Boulevard, at the top end of Motor Avenue, the massive Twentieth Century Fox studios form a long and imposing blank wall – no one can see what’s … Continue reading

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The Way It Is

Everyone wants to know what’s going on but no can know what’s going on, all on their own. The obvious thing to do is to pay others to find out what’s up in the world, to sort it all out, … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Show-Me State

People tend to forget that the Cold War was not just the United States and the Soviet Union building up absurd nuclear arsenals that neither side dare use, but could, and might, or grabbing small nations to use as proxies … Continue reading

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