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Dual Citizenship: WTF?

Opinion from the desk of the Editor:

I have written about this occurrence before…..and I still have a problem with it.

Back in the days following the end of the American Civil War, the president of the CSA, Jefferson Davis, was exiled from his own country for leading an uprising against the duly elected government of the United States of America…….and there have been occasions when Americans working as mercenaries or as they like to be called today security consultants, lost their citizenship because that fought in a foreign war that the Us was not involved in at the time…… 374 more words

International Situations

Over-Policing America

SWAT teams were once used only in emergencies such as riots or hostage situations. But today there are more than 50,000 “no-knock raids” a year. 670 more words

Law Enforcement

Civil Rights History in Memphis Tennessee

Memphis is famous for its deep roots in musical history.  Celebrated as the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Blues the city’s culture is steeped in Elvis Presley, B.B. 232 more words

Tennessee

“. . . love with no need to pre-empt grievance. . .” (Elizabeth Alexander)


Elizabeth Alexander
wrote her poem “Praise Song for the Day” for President Obama’s first inauguration. In the foreground, the poem is, of course, about the event which few of us had imagined would happen in our lifetimes—the inauguration of our first African American President. 1,383 more words

Poetry

San Jose State Motivational Speaker Claims Police Beat Him Up

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – A man who gave a motivational speech at San Jose State University last May claims police beat him up afterward. 321 more words

News

Red Friday Installments: Apathy Doesn't Count

“So are you going to the protest?”

“Nah… I have meetings”

-_____________-  “But you work for yourself… like, you set your own schedule and it will all be done by like, noon.”

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