Category Archives: American Way

Elijah Cummings

RIP Elijah Cummings, America’s Loss

I awoke shattered. Like so many, waking this morning to the tragic and shocking news of Elijah Cumming’s death was just heartbreaking. A voice of truth, outrage and social justice in a world of lies and corruption will be sorely

Elijah Cummings

RIP Elijah Cummings, America’s Loss

I awoke shattered. Like so many, waking this morning to the tragic and shocking news of Elijah Cumming’s death was just heartbreaking. A voice of truth, outrage and social justice in a world of lies and corruption will be sorely

Columbus- All American Hero

  Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. The noble spirit of 1492 rivaled that of 1776. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness of the Brothers Grimm, Uncle Sam spun a

Columbus- All American Hero

  Christopher Columbus embodied the very spirit of a founding father. The noble spirit of 1492 rivaled that of 1776. Or so the story went. Skillfully weaving fairy tales with the deftness of the Brothers Grimm, Uncle Sam spun a

Trump’s Fractured History

No, the Kurds did not help us in Normandy, but who can forget their brave heroics at the Bowling Green Massacre? The Kurds fought courageously in Kentucky. Yes, it won’t be long before Kellyane Conway waxes poetic thinking of the

Trump’s Fractured History

No, the Kurds did not help us in Normandy, but who can forget their brave heroics at the Bowling Green Massacre? The Kurds fought courageously in Kentucky. Yes, it won’t be long before Kellyane Conway waxes poetic thinking of the

Kurds Betrayed By Trump

On this somber day of Yom Kippur a day of reflection, it is against the backdrop of abandoning our allies. Today as I join along with other Jews  to attend Yizkor services to remember loved ones  lost, I am mourning

Kurds Betrayed By Trump

On this somber day of Yom Kippur a day of reflection, it is against the backdrop of abandoning our allies. Today as I join along with other Jews  to attend Yizkor services to remember loved ones  lost, I am mourning

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

LGBTQ in the Workplace- Lavender Scare

As the Supreme Court convenes to decide whether employers can legally fire workers because they are LGBTQ, it’s worth taking a look back at the U.S. government’s own shameful history, when not that long ago, thousands of hard-working, qualified Americans

Gay Pride Flag and Vintage illustration

LGBTQ in the Workplace- Lavender Scare

As the Supreme Court convenes to decide whether employers can legally fire workers because they are LGBTQ, it’s worth taking a look back at the U.S. government’s own shameful history, when not that long ago, thousands of hard-working, qualified Americans

The Fantasy of False Charges

“Fake charges.  Another fantasy to hurt Republicans,” spews an American President. “Total witchhunt”blasts anotherr. “THE GREATEST SCAM  IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICS” Richard Nixon thought it, but  Donald Trump tweeted it out in bold type. Gaslighting the American people

The Fantasy of False Charges

“Fake charges.  Another fantasy to hurt Republicans,” spews an American President. “Total witchhunt”blasts anotherr. “THE GREATEST SCAM  IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICS” Richard Nixon thought it, but  Donald Trump tweeted it out in bold type. Gaslighting the American people

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

Toni Morrison’s Lessons

Words matter. We are witnessing the urgency of that right now. America is in crises. No one understood that better than novelist Toni Morrison. The brilliant Nobel laureate knew the power of words. Her eloquent expressions informed us and inspired

Toni Morrison’s Lessons

Words matter. We are witnessing the urgency of that right now. America is in crises. No one understood that better than novelist Toni Morrison. The brilliant Nobel laureate knew the power of words. Her eloquent expressions informed us and inspired

Donald Trump

Who Pulled the Trigger?

“Mental illness and hatred pulled the trigger…” Trump remarked Monday morning about the latest mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. For once he is right. Our White Supremacist In Chief is not only a hate-filled racist he is mentally

Donald Trump

Who Pulled the Trigger?

“Mental illness and hatred pulled the trigger…” Trump remarked Monday morning about the latest mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. For once he is right. Our White Supremacist In Chief is not only a hate-filled racist he is mentally

mass shootings in America thoughts and Prayers

American Carnage Again and Again

  Saying prayers is not enough. Again. Our Congressional leaders need to get up off their knees and do something about gun violence and ban assault rifles. Offering prayers but failing to act to end gun violence make their prayers

mass shootings in America thoughts and Prayers

American Carnage Again and Again

  Saying prayers is not enough. Again. Our Congressional leaders need to get up off their knees and do something about gun violence and ban assault rifles. Offering prayers but failing to act to end gun violence make their prayers