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116 years ago today ...

… a black man sat down to dinner and it caused a national uproar. That man was Boooker T. Washington, President of Tuskegee, sitting down to dinner at the White House with President Theodore Roosevelt. 867 more words


Voting as an act of Love

People generally think of voting in terms of the “right to vote” or the “privilege of voting” (and, less frequently, of the responsibility to vote… 1,054 more words

The Labor of Voting

The Labor of Voting —by Jinny Batterson 

During the past several months, my small townhouse complex mobilized like never before. In our previously sleepy suburban neighborhood, people circulated petitions, attended multiple zoning hearings, even overcame fears of public speaking to testify on our own behalf. 561 more words

Perspectives: Dan Rather: This Is a Deeply Disturbing, Troubling, and Tragic Time, But ‘They Will Not Replace Us’

Dan Rather: Many thoughtful and thought provoking pieces have been written about this weekend’s tragedy in Charlottesville. But one of the best I have seen is  42 more words


283. glocal

Today I am taking a respite from the wonderful world of mental health, apostasy, and AD/HD to talk about the sujet du jour:

The shitshow that is American politics. 1,018 more words


Kansas, Kobach, Voter Fraud, and That Darned Popular Vote

There was a bewildering amount of news out there for an extended Fourth of July weekend, what with the Republicans’ health care reform efforts stalling and all the “tweeting” about other things about by the president, but it was the story about the newly created voter fraud commission that caught our eye. 1,188 more words