We allow exploitation of the poor and accept letting powerful people get away with it

The story continues to unfold about Brett Favre, former QB of the Green Bay Packers (whose fans now insist he was QB of the Vikings last. Sorry, poor attempt at humor). He made sure funds were earmarked from the state to go to two pet projects of his. One was to the University of SouthernContinue reading “We allow exploitation of the poor and accept letting powerful people get away with it”

Immigrants as political pawns

About 50 migrants arrived by plane in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Wednesday on flights paid for by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and that originated in San Antonio, Texas. The migrants touched down at about 3:15 p.m. local time. Later Wednesday, a spokesperson for DeSantis sent a statement to NPR and other news outlets confirming that theContinue reading “Immigrants as political pawns”

How systems are set up to oppress

This is an eye-opening piece on the oppressive tax and legal system in the state where I now live. Much of it I have seen and there are things in the piece that confirm my suspicions. Some examples: While almost every state in the country, both red and blue, levies fines and fees that fallContinue reading “How systems are set up to oppress”

Why “CRT” is the new conservative Christian boogeyman

David French gets at fundamental issues with how CRT has become the new dog whistle for conservative Christians. Note this: he makes the bold claim that the definition of CRT was fundamentally and intentionally changed by conservative activists to encompass and enormous number of arguments and ideas about race, including arguments and ideas that haveContinue reading “Why “CRT” is the new conservative Christian boogeyman”