"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun". Charlton Heston was the first person I heard say that. The guy who played Moses. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. In Uvalde nineteen "good … Continue reading The only….
In 2020 more than 45,000 children died by gun. More than 45,000 children. Our kids. First time in 60 years the leading cause was not automobile accidents. 60 years. 45,000. Guns don't kill people. People kill people. 45 thousand. It wasn't all murder. It includes accidents and suicide. Have you ever met with a mental … Continue reading How many?
Do you want to be antiracist? Then consider this: you need to listen to Black people. And you need to talk to white people. What needs to be done is hard. Where to start is not. Be the Pebble Act
I live in Massachusetts. It's easy to say that it couldn't happen, it won't happen here if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. After all, we have strong legislation on our books protecting a woman's right to choose. So it can't happen here, right? Nor in California nor the other states that have worked … Continue reading It Couldn’t Happen Here
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. – George Santayana Buffalo makes clear that too many of us can't seem to remember anything. Be the Pebble Act
We often hear the term "identity politics", often from right wing critics on places like Fox News. Their definition, for purposes of their complaints, is that we on the left, and in the Democratic Party, have different and individual platforms for various groups. They pretty much mean a sliced and diced set of ideas rather … Continue reading Identity Politics / Intersectionalism
Are you outraged? If you aren't you should be. Perhaps you will be after reading this post. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said that abortion isn't in the Constitution. He's right. It's not. Ask yourself: why would it be? The Constitution was written by men, white men to be exact. Let's be more precise, they … Continue reading Outraged
Just ask.... My Twitter chain tonight..... I'm struggling tonight. Somewhere between burdened and a fortunate man. So many have shared their abortion stories,their pain, their truth here on Twitter and elsewhere. I can only respect that. What is hard is the reminder of how many women have been my friends, who have told me their … Continue reading Ask