As Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in 1933, “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself.” This is our eighth column on Donald Trump since March 9, 2016 (see a list at our blog entry of November 8, 2016), as we join in the national past time of trying to understand the man who challenged us with “Vote for me, what have you got to lose?” With the sudden request by President … [Read more...]
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News Analysis If, as the Good Book says, the Lord gave humans dominion of animals, there are those of the mind that dominion doesn't just mean being in charge. It means providing care. Accordingly, consider the plight of homeless cats that are hungry with no roof overhead not because they ran afoul of a landlord or having applied for housing are stuck sitting on a long … [Read more...]
St. Cloud (“White Cloud”) Mayor Dave Kleis has delirium tremens again as he desperately tries to divert more costly scathing criticism and ridicule of his city’s pathological racism (“Kleis announces new park at MLK Freedom Fund dinner;” St. Cloud Times, January 15, 2017). Despite local NAACP sycophancy, damage control drove Kleis to grudgingly recognize “White Cloud’s” first … [Read more...]
Prosecutors in Chicago have charged an Amtrak police officer with first degree murder after the killing of an unarmed Minneapolis man earlier this month. Layroyce Tankson, 31, was released after posting 10 percent of a $250,000 bond. According to Cook County prosecutors, Tankson murdered Chad Robertson, 25, on Feb. 8 at around 8:40 pm local time, after a second interaction … [Read more...]
Throughout the month of February, Americans celebrate Black History Month and remember the significant contributions historic figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and many more in the African American community, have provided our country. The impact of their legacies continues to resonate today, benefiting generation after generation. Many of these contributions are … [Read more...]