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How to Not Solve Gun Violence

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt the Younger, 1783 Let me be clear. I am in favor of sensible gun control, background … Continue reading

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Django and the White Fascination With Black Culture

Even before the emancipation proclamation there was white guilt over slavery. The so-called ‘cakewalk’ was a dance which, by varying accounts, was a parody by slaves of white people dancing or, in another incarnation, a dance by whites attempting to … Continue reading

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Violence is Normal

It is virtually impossible to avoid violence these days. I can’t turn on the television, the radio or browse internet social media or, for that matter, read my e-mail without encountering violence. It occurs at varying distances from me. Occasionally, … Continue reading

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Town Looks for Answers After Mass Shooting

“I shouted out, ‘Who killed the Kennedy’s.’ Well, after all it was you and me.”- Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil “Can’t we all get along?”- Rodney King The most recent mass shooting tragedy in the United States pretty much … Continue reading

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