Archive for April, 2016

Racism in America: privilege and oppression

Monday, April 25th, 2016

rex hussmannIt’s an uncomfortable truth that racism is deeply embedded in American history and in the fabric of American life. It’s been that way since the days of Christopher Columbus. We would do best as a country to own up to that reality.

Residents of Floyd County observed one pernicious form of racism over the weekend when the National Socialist Movement held a rally in Rome Saturday. (more…)

The legacy of a president

Monday, April 18th, 2016

charles loveThe legacy of the president of the United States; it brings out critics and supporters alike. It is considered the most powerful office in the world, but the current state of presidential politics, in my opinion, seems to diminish the meaning of that office.

While I have the theory that local issues shape national policy, presidents want to be thought of as having left something behind that defines their tenure. Most of a president’s tenure is usually measured the last couple of years in office. Most presidents’ legacies are determined in two major categories; domestic and foreign policy. (more…)

Cruz rhetoric about Muslims: Ignorant, inflammatory, unpresidential

Monday, April 4th, 2016

rex hussmann“We will utterly destroy ISIS. We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out.” — Ted Cruz, Dec. 5, 2015

“We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” — Ted Cruz, March 23, 2016 (more…)

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