Past inspires present wrongly

The GOP’s Lynch Mob Stance On Impeachment

Donald Trump’s repugnant comparison last fall of the then Congressional impeachment inquiry to a “lynching” sparked wide rebuke of this President whose racial insensitivities frequently flare into outright racism. The legal impeachment process laid out in the U.S. Constitution stands in sharp contrast to the illegal mob murders of lynching, the gruesome violence that snuffed …

NJ Officials Insult Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1,771 Ways

Ask 100 New Jersey residents who is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more than 90 will quickly reply, a civil rights leader. Ask 100 New Jersey resident who is Peter McGuire and more than 90 will quickly reply, Peter who? King and McGuire both made historic accomplishments. Both the Atlanta born King and the …

Orange Grinch Attack: Trump Steals Food From Mouths Of Poor

The Orange Grinch struck before Christmas with a cruel scheme that literally snatches food from the mouths of many of his adoring MAGA fans. Weeks before Christmas the Trump Administration announced implementation of new regulations for SNAP – also known as food stamps. This is the federal program that provides food assistance to folks struggling …

Back-stabbing ambassadors goes international:

African Leader Follows Trump’s Dirty Deal Playbook When Sacking An Ambassador

Donald Trump’s infamous undermining, threatening and driving out of her position of the American ambassador to the Ukraine earlier this year -– now an key element in the impeachment inquiry of the President -– contains gross similarities to the terse termination just months later of the African Union’s ambassador to America. The attaks on and …

Life Without Parole Sentences Rob Taxpayers & Pervert Justice

Hundreds from across Pennsylvania rallied inside the Rotunda of the Capitol in Harrisburg recently to offer a solution for resolving an enormously expensive problem in state law that plagues the state’s prison system That expensive problem arises from Pennsylvania’s Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentences that keep inmates in prison until they die. Every year Pennsylvania’s …

Trump's AmeriKKKa

Presidential Racism: Shining Example Of America’s Somber Status Quo

Donald Trump is an asshole – as in a definition of that body part descriptor applicable to an irritating personality disorder: a detestable, spiteful, stupid person. The now former British Ambassador to the United States described the 45th U.S. President as “a very stupid guy” and a “pompous fool” – polished phrases consistent with a …

Revenge masks robbery

MOVE: Injustice Ignites Excessive Costs

The recent release of three inmates from prisons in Pennsylvania – persons considered political prisoners by many worldwide – is a poignant reminder of how the costs of injustice ravage not just those directly targeted for persecution but also the taxpayers who unwittingly pay for that persecution. The 40-years of unjust, revenge-driven imprisonment endured by …

Captain 'cops' cop

Blood-Red Whitewash on a Blue Sea

Remember the Vincennes? That’s the name of the U.S. Navy warship that shot down an Iranian airliner with missiles in 1988, killing all 290 people aboard that airplane. That shoot down, in which 60 children perished, was an accident, according to the U.S. Navy’s official report. However, many, including military personnel, considered that report a …

Bigots in blue

Philadelphia Police Department – A Home For Hate

The recent protest outside Philadelphia’s Police headquarters – triggered by yet another instance of police racism – had an emphasis distinctively different from similar demonstrations during past decades against recurring police misconduct in the city that preens as the Birthplace of Democracy in America. While protestors demanded disciplinary action against the 328 individual officers responsible …

She exposed an ugly evil

Unique Honors for Legendary Black Journalist Ida Wells Barnett

Chicago, the major city with roots dating from a late 18th-Century settlement founded by a black man, achieved another historic Black First recently with the renaming of a street in the downtown section for legendary anti-lynching investigative journalist Ida Wells Barnett. That renaming of a section of Congress Parkway to Ida B. Wells Drive makes …