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  • You just might be a racist

    On June 23, 2017 I wrote (out of frustration) my self-proclaimed, final essay on race. I held off for three months. But I just happened to catch Chris Hayes’ interview of Ta-Nehisi Coates, who was discussing his article, “The First White President,” featured in October’s...
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  • Taking a knee with Kaepernick

    Revisiting a column from one year ago after our racist president ridicules athletes' First Amendment rights to peacefully protest racial and social injustice.
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  • Pops to the rescue

    Our idiot president swallowed his dog whistle during a full-throated, third-time's-the-charm statement on the violence in Charlottesville. He ditched the teleprompter and spoke from his bloated gut to endorse some 'very fine people' who hang with the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
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  • Democrats… keep your eye on the prize

    It doesn’t matter whether you hire John Kelly or R. Kelly as your chief of staff. You, Donald J. Trump are the problem. You are toxic for our citizens, our country, our place in the world and our planet.
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  • Will black lives ever matter?

    When the Philando Castile manslaughter verdict came back “not guilty” something changed in me. I didn’t expect Officer Jeronimo Yanez to be found guilty. That practically never happens. But I didn’t believe he would just walk away either. He did slaughter a man, in front...
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  • The Art of the Squeal

    “A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.” Politico recently reminded us of the late New York Times reporter James Reston’s insightful truism. The most recent and jaw-dropping leaks certainly are not coming directly from the Cheeto-in-Chief, but so close to...
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  • Dear France: Don’t do it!

    There’s a chance you’ll do the right thing on May 7 and elect Emmanuel Macron as your next president. France is, after all, the home of sophisticated, iconic brands like Channel, Dior and Givenchy. Paris is the world’s top tourist destination with the magnificent Eiffel...
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  • Dear Trump supporter…

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    The snake oil salesman you voted for to represent your interests couldn’t care less about you. He played you like a fiddle. Just like the one Grandpappy played at your cousins’ wedding. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s unfair to stereotype the Trump voter. But I’m...
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  • When abortion was not an option

    Back when I was a junior in high school, a new girl moved to our small southwest Michigan town and threatened the order of things. Janey Lee was striking with shiny, long brown hair. We referred to her as “That Girl,” partly because she resembled...
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