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The Culture of Violence: an American Love Affair

“Hell is empty And all the devils are here.” – Ariel, The Tempest, William Shakespeare Let’s talk about our love of violence, America. A decade after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where a 20 year old man who had just murdered his mother then killed twenty children and six women, another […]

Supreme Injustice of the Federal Judiciary

“I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.” – Ruth Bader Ginsberg The United States Supreme Court has made some terrible decisions over the course of our history as a nation. Most of those terrible decisions reaffirmed discriminatory and abusive practices […]

The Rise and the Fall of the Grand Old Party

“There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties, each arranged under its Leader, and concerting Measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble Apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political Evil, under our Constitution.” – John Adams, writing to Jonathan Jackson, October […]

American Political Identities: an Historical Brief

“Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796 Let’s indulge a narrative chronology, a preamble to a prospective inquiry respecting the rise and the fall of the GOP: a […]


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