Posts Tagged: America

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Americans In The Cross Hairs Again

The American public is in the cross hairs of tragedy once again. Another day and another mass shooting.  There have been more mass shootings than calendar days so far in 2015. How can this be…what is passing for normal in

vintage illustration of crowd and gun target

Americans In The Cross Hairs Again

The American public is in the cross hairs of tragedy once again. Another day and another mass shooting.  There have been more mass shootings than calendar days so far in 2015. How can this be…what is passing for normal in

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All American Nativism – Nothing New

When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear of

Art collage Sally delstein appropriated images

All American Nativism – Nothing New

When it comes to America’s melting pot, Donald Trump is following an old-fashioned, tried and true recipe – heavy on the xenophobia with just a dash of racism. By relying on the age-old tradition of stoking the public’s fear of

Pin Up Majorette

I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

Pin Up Majorette

I Love a July Fourth Parade

With the acrid smell of firecrackers lingering in the hot summer air, mid-century memories of July 4th parades past return. The 1950s American Dream made manifest, the  annual Independence Day parade was  a sugar-coated, Kodachrome kaleidoscope of  you’re a grand

painting Jesus Boyhood in America

Jesus All American Boy

One Nation Under God Few issues ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. Who could forget Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s insistent claim that not only had God created this nation, He wrote the Constitution too, thus sealing the

painting Jesus Boyhood in America

Jesus All American Boy

One Nation Under God Few issues ignite more controversy than America’s Christian roots. Who could forget Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s insistent claim that not only had God created this nation, He wrote the Constitution too, thus sealing the

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Coke & American Diversity-It’s the Real Thing

Real America is causing a controversy for some real Americans. Coca Cola’s multilingual Superbowl commercial celebrating American diversity has stirred up xenophobic rage across social media. In the great cultural cauldron of 21st century America there still seems to be

vintage illustration Coke ad serving coke

Coke & American Diversity-It’s the Real Thing

Real America is causing a controversy for some real Americans. Coca Cola’s multilingual Superbowl commercial celebrating American diversity has stirred up xenophobic rage across social media. In the great cultural cauldron of 21st century America there still seems to be

A Soaring Economy

The soaring economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. The people of Mid-Century America had never been more prosperous, never had Dad the breadwinner taken home so much money. The soaring strength of the

A Soaring Economy

The soaring economy of post war America was the gold standard for the American Dream. The people of Mid-Century America had never been more prosperous, never had Dad the breadwinner taken home so much money. The soaring strength of the

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How to Avoid the Risk of Offending

In a time of heightened sensitivity over stereotypes, years of ethnic and racial labeling have fortunately, largely been erased from advertising. During the post-war years when it seemed the only risk of offending others was if we suffered the unforgivable

vintage cartoon muslim and girl not pc

How to Avoid the Risk of Offending

In a time of heightened sensitivity over stereotypes, years of ethnic and racial labeling have fortunately, largely been erased from advertising. During the post-war years when it seemed the only risk of offending others was if we suffered the unforgivable

anti communism ad radio free europe 1950s

Cold War Defrosted PtII

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

anti communism ad radio free europe 1950s

Cold War Defrosted PtII

Is the Cold War coming out of the deep freeze? Having caught a Cold War chill I never could quite shake, the current frosty relations between President Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin send a shiver down my spine, as childhood

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Why They Marched on Washington in 1963

A Sign of the Times Why was there a March on Washington in 1963? It’s as simple as Black and White. Separate was not equal, it was as different as black and white Fifty year later, are we still seeing

march on washington 1962 MLK

Why They Marched on Washington in 1963

A Sign of the Times Why was there a March on Washington in 1963? It’s as simple as Black and White. Separate was not equal, it was as different as black and white Fifty year later, are we still seeing

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Was Justice Served?

Was justice served in the murder acquittal of George Zimmerman? You be the judge. It would seem that the only ones being served were the sequestered jurors who were treated by taxpayers to pedicures, bowling and most appropriately, admission to

vintage illustration jury

Was Justice Served?

Was justice served in the murder acquittal of George Zimmerman? You be the judge. It would seem that the only ones being served were the sequestered jurors who were treated by taxpayers to pedicures, bowling and most appropriately, admission to